Sunday, November 23, 2008

Finn: Self-Proclaimed Health Freak

I often give Finn funny things to gnaw on while I cook dinner - carrots, celery, pieces of apple, and his all time favorite treat...frozen broccoli. Finn thinks frozen broccoli is the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the bomb. When he's acting extra sweet, I fix up some scrambled eggs (the picture above is Finn enjoying some scrambles on the Cape this summer before a big trip to the beach...what a lucky boy).

Erin gave me a great tip this weekend (something she does for her French Bulldog Dudley...token model head-shot below) of drizzling some good olive oil on Finn's dry dog food. She promises his coat will become extra shiny and his love for dry food will grow.

For Christmas last year, Finn got a bone shaped cookie cutter in his stocking so it is fun to bake up batches of homemade treats (okay fine we've only done it once but always think about it...)
Here is a recipe for Doggie Carrot Cookies (I did pick up a huggee carrot this weekend that I need to make useful...)
2 cups carrots -- boiled and pureed
2 eggs
2 cups unbleached flour -- *see Note
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
*or rice flour or rye flour.
Combine carrots and eggs. Mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients. Roll out on heavily floured surface and cut into bars or desired shapes. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or to desired crunchiness. The centers will continue to harden as they cool. Brush with egg white before baking for a glossy finish.


  1. hey-o your blog rocks. i can't believe you whipped that up after our long trek yesterday. dudley says thanks for the shout out, he is trying to break into show business.

  2. Hi there!

    I was reviewing your blog posts, and you have some wonderful recipes!!!

    Your pup is adorable, but just wanted to give you a warning....celery is very very bad for dogs. It has to do with the digestion (the stringy parts getting tangled). You may want to find another healthy treat to avoid a painful mess.


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