Today is National Mutt Day; a celebration of the non-pure bred canine.
We know a number of our family members, friends, loyal customers and fans love their four-legged friends as one of their own, and although, Georgie’s Custom Catering doesn’t have a menu for your furry friends, that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy watching them enjoy a good treat now and then.
So, we wanted to help you celebrate that special mutt today by sharing some resources, statistics, and yummy treat you can make at home following a clever recipe we found online.
Did you know that National Mutt Day was started in 2005 by Celebrity Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige? The day is celebrated on both, July 31st as well as December 2nd each year and was enacted as a celebration of mixed breed dogs and to help educate people around the nation of the value and special traits of these dogs who are often found abandoned to shelters by misguided individuals seeking out more traditional pure bred varieties.
Mixed breed dogs are typically better behaved, and are proven to be more healthy because they do not share the same gene pool over and over again as a pure bred dog would. Therefore, mixed breeds tend to live longer, with less health complications, and even seem to have better temperaments than some of their pure bred counterparts. You can read more about mixed breeds and this special celebration of their lives by visiting: http://www.nationalmuttday.com.
Are you celebrating National Mutt Day today with a special family member?
Then check out the recipe below, courtesy of Stephanie; posted to Allrecipes.com.
Dog Treats II
The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled, and ingredients can be easily substituted for those four-legged friends with allergies or if you're just short on one of the ingredients in your pantry.
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup crushed graham cracker
- 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup
- 1.5 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon powdered chicken bouillon
- 1/3 cup sugar
method1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, graham cracker, oatmeal , bouillon, and grated cheese.
3. Stir in the corn syrup, water, and peanut butter. Add flour if necessary to make a stiff dough.
4. Spoon dough onto greased cookie sheet . Make two or four treats depending on the size of your dog. Sprinkle the tops of the treats with the white sugar. Bake in preheated oven for 16 minutes. Cool before serving.
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Recipe by Stephanie | http://allrecipes.com/recipe/11482/dog-treats-ii/