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Thursday, August 7, 2008

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket
and then giving Fido only two of them.
~Phil Pastoret

Welcome to this weeks Dogs on Thursday!

I hope everyone is having a good week and those in the path of the recent hurricane and its offshoot storms are doing okay.
We finally got a reprieve this morning out of the very nasty hotttt and humid weather for a couple of days here!
So this has made Elise happy and the kitties too, as all the windows are open again for a bit.

We have three new members this week!
Please give a warm welcome to Mae, Nicki, and Marjie and go by and visit their blogs.

For those that are in the DoT Dog Days Of Summer Secret Swap
I hope you are having fun and for those that haven't mailed yet, lets try and get them out in the mail by August 15th.
If you have any questions or troubles please contact me or Natalie.
I have been seeing some wonderful packages arriving on a few of your blogs already and they are wonderful and quite creative!

For those interested in the DoT's Bloggerversary Contest
It is still running until September 10th;
The goal is to Create a Representation of Your Dog(s)!
This can be achieved in any creative form, such as painting, drawing, quilt, poem, knitting, crochet, sculpture, etc... The ideas are endless and so use your imagination to your wildest extent!
There will be two categories for the prizes.
Category A: A representation using Fiber (ie, fabric, yarn, unspun wool, cotton, yarn/fabric dyeing, etc...
Category B: A representation not using Fiber (ie, painting, drawing, writing, clay, wood, metal, etc..)

Because I am behind in doing the Doggie Spotlights lately here is a summery fun dog treat recipe to distract you!

Elise's favorite Peanut Doodles
By Bassetknitter

1 cup plain peanut butter
1 package of unflavored Knox gelatin
1 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups rolled quick oats
small amount of vegetable oil

In a small bowl add the cold water, then sprinkle one package of the gelatin on top and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes to bloom then whip well to blend.
In mixing bowl add the peanut butter and oats and mix until well incorporated.
Add the gelatin mixture and blend well.
With well oiled hands roll into basset hound bite sized balls and place on cookie sheet.
Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to set.
Dogs love these on hottttt days!
For storing:
line a plastic storage container with waxed paper and layer the cookies in between the peanut butter balls and keep in fridge for up to 12 days.
If your dog is the kind that also likes carrots you can shred on carrot and add to peanut butter mixture but then I would reduce the fridge storage time to 4 to 5 days instead of 12.


Nicki said...

Oreo, Zodiac, Legend, and I are glad to be joining DOT!

vegasangelbrat said...

Welcome to the new gals!!
Thanks for the recipe Paula!! Glad your weather has improved, sure wish ours

Alice said...

home sweet bathtub this week.

Firefly Nights said...

Thanks for the peanut recipe. Sounds great.

dogyarnfun said...

These sound yummy enough for human consumption.

Peggy said...

Dog gone it...

I'm at it again!

Stop by and visit with me soon... there will be something special waiting for you. It's in Tuesday the 12th of August post!

Sharing the Love STILL with YOU all

Cheryl said...

Shakespeare, Hunter and I are happy to join DOT. Thanks guys, sounds fun and don't forget to stop by.