Give a Dog a Treat
Word of the Week
Cynophile (sign-uh-file): A dog lover! This fancy word comes from Greek, of course! “Cyno” related to ‘dogs’ and “phileein” meaning ‘to love’.
HAPPY DOG APPRECIATION DAY! I couldn’t pass this one up because a special four legged friend from my story needs to be appreciated and loved. I can’t wait for you to meet him personally, but he’s a bit of a mystery, and I want to be careful not to give away his name. You’ll have to read “Mary and Mike’s Magnanimous Adventures” this fall to learn what it is!
But in the mean time, here’s a clue. . .his name is connected to his feline friend who you’ll also meet in the story. Together, they’re delicious!
If you’re lucky enough to have a dog in your life, then you know how much they love a good treat! If you’re like me and love to bake, I have just the recipe for you. With a few simple ingredients, you can make a treat that’s healthy for your dog. . .something your pup will enjoy and you can feel good about giving!
If you don’t have a dog, don’t feel left out. I’m a firm believer and supporter of my local animal shelter, Happy Tails. Every month, I make sure to donate supplies to help keep them running. Sometimes it’s food, other times it’s blankets or toys, and other days it’s simply my time. I love walking the dogs, playing with the cats, and spreading a little kindness all around. I don’t know who enjoys it more- me or the animals!
Every town has some kind of animal shelter. Reach out to yours, and see how you can get involved! It’s the kind thing to do, and you’ll be happy you did.
Here’s a thought. . .
Why not make a big batch of these treats and donate them to a local shelter!