Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
|2 1/2 cups Water
1/2 cup canned Pumpkin
1/8 teaspoon Vanilla
4 cups Whole-wheat flour
|1/4 cup chopped Pecans
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup Oats
In a bowl, mix water, pumpkin, vanilla and egg thoroughly. Combine flour, pecans, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl, stirring well. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well, making sure no dry mixture is left. Spoon into a greased muffin tin, filling each cup completely. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with oats and bake for 1 1/4 hours. Cool completely and store in a sealed container.
HALLOWEEN ACCESSORIES: HALLOWEEN TOYS, Bandanas, Hair Dye, Halloween Dog Collars, Halloween Dog Harnesses, Hats and MORE!
: Bring in the Howl-o-ween Season with Halloween Shirts, Dresses and Tanks
HOWL-O-WEEN PARADE, CONTESTS AND GAMES
Have a Neighborhood Howl-o-ween Dog Parade.
Start and end at a local park, backyard or safe area from traffic. Be sure to let the rest of the neighborhood know even if they don't have a dog. They are sure to have fun and laughs watching the parade.
1. Be sure to include a Costume Contest
for the Funniest Costume, the Scariest Costume, the Cutest Pair Costumes, the best Handmade Costume, the Most Unique Costume, the best Diva Costume, the best Macho Costume try to make every dog a winner! Be sure to have healthy treats on hand. We've included some simple and easy treats. Check with the dogs owners for allergies or special diets before passing out treats.
2. Have a Best Trick Contest.
This gives the pets (and owners) a chance to show off!
3. Treat Hunt Contest
. Hide treats in the park or neighborhood and have a treat hunt.
4. Howl-ing Contest
. Judge the Loudest, Funniest, Tiniest and Cutest.
5. Best or Funniest PictureContest
. Make sure everyone brings their cameras. After the contest/parade/party, share photos and choose the best/funniest photos!
6. You have to include The Best Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest
7. Dress Up Doggie
. Save old scarves, hats, men's ties, long necklaces during the year. Or you can shop at a Thrift Shop and/or Dollar store for fun items. Pet owners and their dogs then form a circle. Place the ties, scarves, etc in the middle of the circle. When you say go, or start the music everyone is to grab one item and put it on their dog then go back for another item, put it on and repeat until the music stops and you say stop. The dog wearing the most items wins! A great photo opt! Some dogs will shake the items off, other will stand like statues, lots of laughs.
Require that all dogs are on a leash to avoid fights and mishaps. You never know when a pup might decide to fight over a treat or another dog. Keep all food and treats OFF the ground. Provide pick-up bags and a basket to dispose of them. Check to see that all dogs are spayed or neutered, if not, let the owners know which ones aren't. For treats be sure that you are not including any Dangerous or Poisonous Foods
Contact your local newspaper, radio or TV station and let them know about the parade. You might be surprised with a write up and pictures in the paper or on the local news. Ask for donations for the local animal shelter. Gift Cards, Toys, Blankets or call the shelter to see what they need prior to the event. Make posters and check at the local grocery store, bank and gas station to see if you can post them. Have fun, your dogs will appreciate the attention and socialization. No doubt you will too!! :)
And be sure to SEND US YOUR PICTURES!!
We will include them in our Howl-O-Ween contest. You can submit them below or on our Facebook page.
Lazy Bones Carob Balls
from The 3 Dog Bakery Cookbook
Makes 20 Balls ... So easy, they almost make themselves - NO COOKIN....ONLY GOBLIN Required!
|1 cup Carob Powder
1 cup Skim Milk
2 Tablespoons Honey
| 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Bran flake cereal
In a large bowl, combine carob, milk, honey and vanilla. Add bran flakes and mix thoroughly. Break off golf ball-size pieces and form into balls. Place balls in a sealed container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Store remaining balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
MORE SAFETY TIPS: The sweetener Xylitol is found in candies, gum, baked goods, and toothpaste it can cause an insulin surge, lowering blood sugar enough to cause weakness, vomiting, and loss of coordination in pets. It could even lead to liver failure. Any exposure can cause problems, but the more your pet consumes, the more severe the issues will be. Keep an eye on your pets during all parties and if the are around children. BE SURE to educate your children on the risks of giving Chocolate and Candy to any pets! Those Adorable eyes on a begging pup is easy to cave in to! You don't want to ruin the party spending the night at the Emergency Vets!
If you have a BLACK CAT, Please keep it inside. All pets should be watched because Halloween is known for pets disappearing, never to be seen again. Black Cats in particular are a target for theives.
- Pumpkin is liked by dogs and is a superfood loaded with beta-carotene, which aids in cancer prevention, reduces inflammation and regulates Vitamin A. Vitamin C boosts basic immune functions, and the presence of Vitamin E also helps maintain healthy skin and coat.Pumpkin is also high in fiber, which is vital to your dog's digestive health. A small amount of canned or fresh pumpkin puree is often recommended for dogs with upset stomachs and it is even known to help dogs who suffer from motion sickness. Stay away from pumpkin pie mix as it is loaded with sugar.
Pamper your pet with a flavorful Oat, Cream Cheese and Berry Cookie.
Makes 30 - 35, Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 -15 minutes, Bake at 325 degrees
|8 oz. Oats
1 Egg, beaten
4 oz. Low Fat cream cheese
|4 oz. Strawberries, chopped
3 oz. Blueberries, crushed or chopped
4 oz. Low-Fat Cream cheese - For the frosting
Mix together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Grease 2 baking sheets with oil. Brush a decorative cookie cutter with oil and place on the baking sheet. Spoon a little of the mixture into the cookie cutter and press down in a even layer. Carefully lift away the cutter. Repeat with the remainder. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Icing: Place the cream cheese in a small bowl, beat with a fork to soften, then transfer to a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle. Or put cream cheese in a ziplock bag and snip a small corner, squeeze to decorate. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Oats are a good source of dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates. They make a comforting filler if feeding raw or cooked with meat and vegetables. Pour 5 oz. of oats into a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Leave to soften and cool. Mix the softened oats with meat or fish and an handful of blended vegetables to create a warming winter dinner.DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG NUTMEG
. Nutmeg is added to a lot of pumpkin recipes for humans. Some animal testing also suggests that nutmeg overdose can lead to liver cancer. Fever, shock, a feeling of impending doom, psychotic episodes, and death have also been known to occur. Symptoms will appear anywhere from a half an hour to two and a half hours after the user ingested the nutmeg. It can last over the next 24 to 48 hours and will most likely not be a pleasant experience.
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