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How to Keep Lucy Clean in the
Messy Winter Months

February 19, 2008
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

  • 1. Welcome

  • 2. How to Keep Lucy Clean in the Messy Winter Months?

  • 3. Reader’s Write

  • 4. Recipe

  • 5. What Do You Want?

  • 6. Wrap Up

  • Greetings and Salutations, Welcome to all the new readers who’ve been signing up for Baggins’ Bites. I’d like to invite you all share pictures of your dog(s) and comment on other’s. It’s easy. Tell us a great story about your pet. We love to hear ‘em! You can comment on other pets too! Who's the cutest?

    Send Pictures of Your Dog!

    How to Keep Lucy Clean in the Messy Winter Months?

    In these wintry days of February and March in Pennsylvania it’s rainy and snowy and sleety. Sometimes all three within an hour!

    It’s slushy and messy and hard to keep anybody clean, much less a white, long haired dog who wants to romp outside in the mess. He gets muddy and his fur gets tangled and I have to ask myself what is a winter-hating eskie-loving girl to do?

    My solution? Regular brushing and Botanical Dog Refresher Spritz between baths.

    I love this stuff! It’s made with rosemary, organic jojoba and aloe and smells just wonderful.

    The refresher spritz is great year round but especially at this time of year when he’s messy but can’t have a frequent bath because it dries out his skin. I spray it on him, breathe in the delicious and relaxing scent and massage it into his fur. It helps to detangle him which makes it much easier to brush him and it seems to miraculously clean him up too.

    He‘s so much softer after a quick session with this stuff. Botanical Dog Refresher Spritz I don't recommend something like this too often so you know it's yummy!

    Reader’s Write

    I get many variations on the question of how long homemade dog treats will last. At my house, not long! But for those of you who don't treat as often as I do maybe, or in a fit of baking frenzy made several types, here goes--

    Kathleen writes:

    I would like to know how long these dog treats are good for and how long they would last? will they stay as long as 6 months?

    Dear Kathleen,

    Different treats will last a different amount of time, depending on the ingredients. Some ingredients, like peanut butter and oatmeal, have natural preservatives that help them last longer.

    However, if you want treats to last six months, I'd recommend freezing them. Otherwise, bake the treats, let them cool on the counter for a few hours and put them in an airtight container. The drier they are, the longer they'll last.

    Happy Baking!

    Keep up the comments, I love to hear from all of you.

    And remember, I'm not a vet but I care about our animals and want to share with you all that I learn!

    Peanut Butter & Honey Roll Ups

    Reader Leslie Ann sent this recipe for Peanut Butter & Honey Roll Ups. Your dog will love it!
    Peanut Butter & Honey Roll Ups

    Tell Me What You Want!

    I write this for you, my readers, and plan to expand to an ebook this coming year. In order to make it the best and most useful, I need to know what you like and don't like. What questions do you need answers to? What Do You Want?


    Thanks so much for reading. Don’t forget, you can always write me by hitting “reply”. Give your dogs lots of love and remind them of their wonderfulness. ‘til next time, Jennifer & Baggins

    Your in health and treats,
    Jennifer and Baggins

    Your stop for all-natural-dog-treat recipes and tips on improving your dog's health and happiness all naturally.

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