May 17, 2011

Doggie Treats!

Today, The Maine House pays tribute to Carolyn Gracie! Miss Carolyn has a passion! Actually, she has many true loves and talents. But it is her dedication for ensuring that animals receive tender loving care that I love the most!

A Maine House Mosaic

Carolyn has been in the broadcasting business for the past thirty years and it was while living in Los Angeles, that she was actively involved with several pet rescue organizations, working with animals who needed help and homes in much of her spare time. She also promoted their cause regularly on her radio programs, which earned her the Southern California Women in Business Woman of the Year Award for Broadcasting in 2004. She was also honored with the Angel Award from the California Wildlife Center that same year. Today, she continues to promote pet rescue and adoption. At home, Carolyn and Eric share their living space with a variety of furry and feathered "kids", including dogs, cats, parrots and rabbits. Carolyn is also an avid gardener and can often be found out among the rose bushes along with a pet or two."

Carolyn's Homemade Doggie Muffins
1 cup cooked ground beef OR ground turkey
3/4 cup water or low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (old-fashioned or quick-cooking)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 small carrot, grated
1 small apple, diced
1 egg
1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together all ingredients except the cheese. Spoon the mixture into two mini-muffin tins or one regular size muffin tin (metal or silicone). If using metal tins, be sure to coat with cooking spray before adding mixture. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes for mini-muffins/25 minutes for regular size. Cool for about 15 minutes before serving to your favorite canine pals. Store them in an airtight container for up to three days, or you can freeze them for up to three months. Doggy-licious!

"Here's a special treat for your canine friends that they'll ''gobble'' up!
It's yummy and healthy for them, and best of all, you can make it yourself!
 This makes enough for my eight dogs to share and is much healthier than giving them
 table scraps."

Carolyn's Homemade Turkey Loaf Treat for Dogs
2 lbs. ground turkey
2 eggs
2 cups of cooked rice (brown or whole grain is best)
8 oz. peas
3 carrots, diced
1 apple, diced
2 cloves minced garlic, optional

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well (using a hand blender or by hand). On a baking sheet, form the mixture into the shape of a large dog bone. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve.

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe.
 We are the focus of their love and faith and trust.
They serve us in return for scraps.
It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made."
 ~Roger Caras

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