You and a friend have hiked for hours, and the summit feels like it keeps getting farther away. Even your dog’s labored panting sounds like, “Are we there yet?” It’s blistering hot on the trail, but you know that in the shade, its cool and comfortable.
You have the most delicious homemade trail mix – almonds, dried cherries, and those tiny chocolate chips you love—- and now is the perfect time.
When you stop and pull your trail mix out of your pack, you see your bedraggled dog. As you put down a bowl of water for him and he laps it up, you realize you didn’t bring anything for him to eat.
Then your friend pulls something out for her dog. The pup eats it in three seconds, gives her a grateful woof!, and is ready to get back on the trail. Your dog, on the other hand, is now lying in the dirt, looking at you like he’s never going to get up.
“Scooby Snack?” Your friend asks, and you nod. She tosses a treat to your pup, and he jumps up, ready to keep hiking.
“What is that?” you ask.
She gives you the recipe. Next time you’re on the trail, you’ll be the one giving this recipe away.
(Makes 20-25 Biscuits)
- Mix together these ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Roll the dough into a tube (add a bit of water if necessary) and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. (or use cookie cutters)
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes until hard.
So keep hiking to the Summit with your favorite pup. Grateful woofs! are in your future.
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