My little Daisy May is absolutely the best pup. Having never been around small ones, she had no idea what to expect. She’s been toted around like a baby, had her hair brushed and put into pony tails. She’s endured countless dress-ups & posed for more pictures than a model.
She’s always rewarded generously, a little too generously I might add, for her patience. She is snacked frequently.
Her favorite snacks are the homemade treats that we make. I’ve shared this recipe before but here goes again…
Oatmeal Peanut-Butter Doggie Treats
1/2C corn meal
1-1/2C whole wheat flour
1-1/2C water*as needed
Mix all dry ingredients in bowl. Make a well and add wet ingredients. Mix and add water in gradually till moist but not wet. Roll onto floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake @400 for 20min. Turn oven off and let them sit in oven for another 20min. to dry out.
While your letting those cool, take your BFF to the doggie park, for a long walk around the neighborhood, or or even for ride on the swing..lol
Now that she’s played and eaten well, let’s make her a new leash. Everyone loves a new outfit, right? Well, unless your dressing your pup up in the latest trends, then her collar and leash are as close to new duds as she’s gonna get.
Supplies for approx. 3/4″ by 5 foot leash:
2.5″ x 72″ strip of stylish fabric for your leash
2″ x 71″ strip of Pellon Decor Bond #809 iron on interfacing
3/4″ Snap Hook
Center the the Pellon on the wrong side of the leash fabric, leaving 1/2 inch at each end for turning in and fuse according to manufacturers directions.
Press the un-fused ends in toward the Pellon.
Press the leash in half to create a crease in the center. At this point you can use a pencil and lightly mark the crease to use as a guide in the next step.
Press each side toward the center of the leash.
Press the leash in half.
Edge stitch the leash, starting on one end and working all the way back.
Insert 2″ of one end of the leash through the snap hook and secure using a box stitch.
With your leash lying flat as shown in the picture above…Make the handle of your leash by folding the opposite free end in approx. 7″ and secure once again with a box stitch.
All finished! Don’t forget to make some for your pups friends too. Their owners will be amazed at your mad skills!
Now take your pup for another walk so she can show off her new outfit! Let’s go daisy…