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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Vegan Dog Biscuits

Jolie is dreaming about cookies beside her new 'Dog Bone Cookie Cutter Set' from the PETA catalog.

Urban Vegan hosted the tART contest, and the prize was a gift certificate from PETA.

Seems appropriate that the prize should benefit the only (official) animal in the house.

The set includes:
* Five Ways to Be Your Dog's Best Friend
* Vegan Dog Biscuits Recipe
* 7-piece Cookie Cutter Set

Here's Liv mixing the ingredients, while arranging the Cookie Cutters (big bone, medium bone, baby bone, dog house, big fire hydrant, baby fire hydrant, & dog paw).

Rolling out the dough.

The recipe yielded two packed cookie sheets for us, and we utilized each cookie cutter several times. About 35 biscuits.

PETA has lots of other cool things for animal companions that you may be interested in. When I grabbed the link, I saw a funny cat puke hazard sign for the floors.

Finally, Jolie's moment comes!

The taste test.

And.... She loved them! Schnup quickly ate as many as she could, and she wouldn't lie just to make us feel good.

I've seen her gobble up barf like it were a delicacy.

And, be finicky and refuse perfectly good food.

She eats what she likes. No excuses.

Jolie loves vegan treats -- here's a link with many recipes.

This is Jolie's special trick. She wins hearts over every time with this one.

She will stay like this as long as it takes. Then, after we say "OK", she'll toss the treat in the air, and many times she'll catch it in her mouth. It's impressive!

I didn't realize when I bent the dog bones to squeeze them on the cookie sheet that they'd be a perfect curve for her nose! Yeaah, for Jolie!

What can your animal companion do that's special?


Blogger Jackie said...

Both Liv as a baker and Jolie as a trick artist are both very talented. Fabulous photos.

What a wonderful post, really made my day :)

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link for the dog treats! I like making treats as christmas presents for co-workers that I know have dogs, and new recipes are always nice.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Gaia said...

Wow, that is so great !
We make vegan dog biscuits for the dogs at the SPA.
I like Kaji's mom idea too !

Jolie is so adorable :)

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vegan dog biscuits! How great. Liv is quite the helper, huh?! I love that last photo of Jolie doing her trick.

Killian is a cat, but more of a dog in a cat's body. He comes when I call him, he follows me around and he does this prairie-dog-stance when he hears something of interest. Other than that, he lays around being huge all day, sleeping in bed under the covers being cute. That's special to me.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cool littel kit! I'm sure Jolie was happy you won the tArt contest too. :) I love the perfectly curved cookie on her nose.
I have a cat named Nicodemus. He doesn't really have any special tricks, but he does have extra big six-toed feetsies. He practically has thumbs. lol

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god that last photo is one of the most adorable things I've seen! You should submit it to!

My kitties don't and won't do any special tricks. Let's see... Marble can gallop sideways, does that count!

It looks like the biscuit kit was a great hit for you!

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Blogger funwithyourfood said...

that is a great thing to buy with your gift voucher! I bet your pup loves ya for it


7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww....glad Jolie is reaping the benefits of your cooking/creative talents!

So cute. Woof!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

hi kaji's mom: vegan dog treat goodies bags is a great idea for the holidays!

hi leslie: killian's prarie-dog stance sounds so cute! i think that's a pretty special trick.

hi meesh: Nicodemus is s cool name. i've seen cats with extra paw digits -- it always facinates me. :o)

hi bazu: yes! galloping side ways definately counts -- how funny and i bet adorable!

hi teddy: i thought so too & i think she does! :o)

thanks urban vegan!

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jolie is SO cute! :) I love the little bent treats!

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute post. Lovin Jolie's special trick. The only trick Noble knows is "Be Cool" in which he lies down. I originally thought "Be Cool" would be like the calm down, and go lie down on your bed trick. I wanted something to separate that from "lie down" but it's come to mean calm down and lie down where ever you might be. Bailey doesn't do anything, trick wise, but she sure does barf! I checked out that sign on PETA and laughed my head off. What a crack up. She barfs all the time so it's totally applicable to us. Although, I'm not so sure we really need a sign broadcasting it.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous G said...

This was so nice...glad to hear the doggie biscuits were a big success. Looks like you've got a great little baker coming up...maybe you'll be able to just sit back and 'order up' soon, she looks very capable! cute.

Huggs, G

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post!!!!! Your dog is so cute (esp. the last photo). I've made vegan dog treats a few times and will try out some of the recipes in the link!

4:14 AM  
Blogger Nupur said... have the most adorable pup! My pooch (Dale, a mixed hound) says "Meeow" when he yawns :) and then he proceeds to curl up like a kitty and take long naps :)

2:43 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

That is wayyy to adorable and funny!

12:04 PM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

oh vicki! how did i ever miss this!?? i know i missed a lot when i was AWOL. love the pix! JOLIE is so brilliant! And your kids... what can i say? Always gorgeous...

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