Ways To Include Your Pet In Your Holiday Fun
– by Michelle Dalida
- Make a stocking
for them! Pets are curious little things. They’ll love to
rummage through a long stocking filled with their favorite
toys or snacks.
- Include them in
the family photo, or their name on the Christmas cards.
Idea: dip their paw into (washable) ink,
and stamp the card with it as their signature. Fellow pet lovers
will be jealous that they didn’t think of it first!
- Ringing in the New
Year usually means wearing some new clothes too. Let your
pet be a part of the festivities in a new sweater or
- Make your pet be a
part of opening gifts. It’s up to you whether your pet can
handle the paper and ribbon without wanting to eat it. If
so, let them be with the family while opening presents. As
always, they’re just be happy to be with you!
- While you’re
glazing that Christmas ham you might only make once a year,
make something special for your pet too.
Idea: I found this 5 star recipe for “Good Dog
Cookies” at AllRecipe.com
- 2 1/2 cups
whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup nonfat
dry milk powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup
- 2 cubes beef
- 3/4 cup
- 2 tablespoons
- Preheat oven
to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease one
bouillon cubes in boiling water and allow to cool.
- Combine the
flour, dry milk, egg, oil, beef broth and brown sugar.
Mix well and knead dough for 1 minute.
- On a floured
surface roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut
out bones and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 30
minutes and allow to cool.