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January 15th, 2023 at 09:43 pm

I'm going to own up to it...

I did it.

I ate part of a dog biscuit.

Shocked? Well, here's, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story...

I have a friend who has two wonderful dogs. I also have a love of baking. I ran across a recipe for making simple dog biscuits and I had all the ingredients. In fact, I had just opened a jar of chicken broth I had canned last summer and there was a little left. I was planning on baking some other stuff so the oven would be on, and well, I'm open to new things. The recipe was easy. I used a heart cookie cutter. Baked them and let them cool. I sort of wondered how they would taste too.

Years ago when I lived in the Chicago area, I rescued a dog from a shelter. My father, upon meeting my dog, informed me I needed to get some name brand biscuits to help with the dog's bad breath. So, I bought some, and offered one to my pup. Except he didn't know what to do with it. So, I bit off a little bit to show him it was a treat, and there was no going back after that. He was sold! I remember the biscuit as being quite salty and a little savory.

So, enter yesterday. The heart shaped biscuits were cooling and I I bit part of one and chewed it. It was very savory (tasted like chicken) and wasn't too bad. 

Today at church I gave the bag of biscuits to my friend for his dogs, he teased me and asked if I tasted one and was surprised when I said yes. Another friend, after learning my gastric adventure, messaged me and asked if things were so dire with the grocery budget that I had resorted to eating dog biscuits and if so, he might be able to float me a loan.

I await to learn if the dogs like the biscuits. I, on the other hand, have taken quite a bit of good natured teasing which is fine. Nothing like some amusement in our lives! 

8 Responses to “Biscuits”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    That is funny. I'll bet the dogs will love your biscuits!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I don't think it is all that weird. If the biscuit doesn't taste good, would a dog even eat it? I've seen animals spit things out that tasted bad. I mean dogs eat a lot of nasty things, but they will spit out a bitter pill, that's for sure.

  3. Lots of Ideas Says:

    How very kind of you to make treats for a friend’s dog!

    I bet there was a lot of happy tail wagging after church!

  4. Turtle Lover Says:

    cute story! I'm sure the home made biscuits are healthier .... does it cost more or less to make them yourself ?? Just curious ... LOL
    p.s. I would have tasted one too if it were me!

  5. Wink Says:

    That made me chuckle. And it sounds like something I would do! Smile

  6. comicguy Says:

    I did the same thing when I made pumpkin biscuits for my dog when we first got her! Had to make sure they were safe to eat Smile

  7. livingalmostlarge Says:

    My husband has tried a few bites of fancy ones that look like real people food from fancy dog stores. I swear they are like real oreo.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Here's the recipe:
    Humane Society Recipe for Homemade Dog Biscuits
    From the Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, Ca
    1/2 cup cornmeal
    6 tbsp. Oil
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    2/3 cup water or broth
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together well. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter. Bake 35-40 mins, let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

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