No, I didn’t make a meal so bad that I had to commission Lila to clean up the evidence… although that does bring to mind a funny story my Grandmother has told me about a cake she once baked that was so bad that the dog wouldn’t eat it. I think it ended with her hurling it into the street, where it may have damaged a car axle… but I might be making that part up.
I’ve gone astray. I apologize; I blame the cold medicine.
Don’t be silly, obviously today, February 23rd, is National Dog Biscuit Day (really).
After perusing a variety of recipes for one that would best meet Lila’s tastes (and our pantry) I came up with these Sweet Potato biscuits. Lila seems to like them. She took it back to her bed, which Courtney says she only does with ‘special treats’ and ate it slowly while wagging her tail.
- 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2/3 cup corn flour
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 3 tbsp chicken broth
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sweet potato, apple sauce and chicken broth well in a medium sized bowl. Mix in both types of flours and nutritional yeast. Roll out on a floured counter and cut with desired cutter or knife. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until crunchy and slightly browned.
Lila knows she’s a pretty lucky dog, but she’s not sure quite how she went from rags to riches (to Lila, riches is measured in belly pats, treats, time with grandma and grandpa… oh, and her very sick mom still insisting on making her homemade treats for National Dog Biscuit Day).
When she was rescued by the Washington Humane Society in 2009, she looked like this:
This is Lila’s life now: