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Gifts From the Heart
December 09, 2008
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

  • 1. Welcome

  • 2. Feature Article: Gift From the Heart

  • 3. Readerís Write: How Long Will Treats Last?

  • 4. Recipe: Gingerbread Dog Treats

  • 5. What's the Best Loved Dog Toy?

  • 6. Wrap Up

  • Happy Holidays!

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    Gifts From the Heart

    The holidays are almost here and a lot of you may be stressing about time, money, commitments and a lot of other things.

    Hopefully I can help a little. If you have 20 minutes, you can mix up some simple dog treats and pop them in the oven to bake while you do other things. (Make dinner for the family maybe?)

    After those treats have cooled, you can wrap them in festive colored saran wrap and tie with curly ribbon.

    Or, you can put them in plastic containers and put a bow on top.

    Either way, in under an hour you can whip up gifts for many of the people in your life. Who might enjoy treats for the pup? The postman, your hairdresser, your childrenís teachers, co-workers, your neighbors?

    In many cases this sweet but simple gift can show your acknowledgement of the help they provide throughout the year without overburdening them with something else they may or may not be able to use.

    You can include a little note (Gingerbread for Fido) or something to that effect. (You will want them to know theyíre for the four legged members of the household).

    Think about baking some gifts! It doesnít take long to do and can save you money and show your creativity at the same time. Even more fun, you can get the kids to help too!

    You could also create a basket of treats with a couple of cookie cutters and a Dog Treat Cookbook too.

    Readerís Write

    This month Iím providing a quick summary of a popular question.

    I get a lot of email asking me how long the treats will last. Iím going to have to do a better job of sharing that information on the site.

    The truth is, there isnít one answer to this question.

    Just remember, drier treats will last longer. Treats rolled out thin and baked until nearly brittle will last up to 2 months.

    Moist treats like the apple cinnamon pupcakes wonít last as long. You can count on a week or so in the refrigerator.

    All of the treats freeze well.

    Gingerbread Dog Treats

    You can make these plain or fancy. You can choose your cookie cutter and dress them up or just make circles with the mouth of the glass. They'll taste the same and the dog's will love them! Gingerbread Dog Treats

    Best Loved Dog Toy

    What's the best loved pup toy? The virtually indestructible Kong Dog Toys Just fill it up with treats or food and keep your pup entertained for hours.

    Well, that's it for this month's edition of Baggins' Bites

    Thanks so much for reading. Donít forget, you can always write me by hitting ďreplyĒ. Give your dogs lots of love and remind them of their wonderfulness. Ďtil next time,

    Your in health and treats,
    Jen & Baggins

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