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Dog Gone Good Thanksgiving Pumpkin Treats!

Homemade Pumpkin Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Chloe & Gracie have some Dog Gone Good Pumpkins Treats

they’d like share in time for Thanksgiving,

sure to be gobbled up by your canine companions!

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It’s sweater weather and we enjoyed some crisp fall air and warm sunshine,

along with a few treats broken into pieces for a game of hide and seek.

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These treats are full of good and healthy ingredients . .

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 Applesauce, oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and pumpkin!

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Dog Gone Good Pumpkin Dog Treats

Makes approximately 5 – 6 dozen treats depending on size of your cookie cutters.

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They can share them with their canine friends for the Thanksgiving feast. . .

Presley, Copper, Maddie, Solo, Penny, Smitty, Pink & Blue, or they freeze well too!

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Ingredients

 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 egg

1 /2 cup pure pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla

 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/4 cups water

4 cups whole-wheat flour

 1/2 cup cornmeal

 3/4 cup quick cook oats, *set aside 1/4 cup

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce, egg, pumpkin, vanilla & water.

In a second bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, cinnamon and *1/2 cup oats.

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Add dry to wet ingredients and mix well. (I used the food processor to pulse everything together for easy mixing.)

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Turn dough onto floured surface and knead.

*Sprinkle reserved ¼ cup oats on top of dough and roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes.

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Add additional flour as needed if dough is too sticky.

Reroll scraps and repeat.

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Place on parchment or greased cookie sheet and bake 25 – 35 minutes, depending on the size and your oven. Watch and remove when slightly browned. Cool on a rack and store in sealed container.

 *You can mix the entire ¾ cup of oats in all at once with the other dry ingredients if you prefer.

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Score lines for veins in the leaves and turkeys and sprinkle oatmeal on tops if desired before baking.

Your four-legged friends will beg for them either way and won’t give a woof :) about turkey or leaf plates.

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And be so busy enjoying them that they’ll

  forget to bark at passing fishermen. . .

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Chloe and Gracie-Approved

Dog Gone Good Pumpkin Treats!

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You can find a printable recipe here.

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Bone Appétit and Happy Turkey Day

from Chloe & Gracie!

Chloe & Gracie Pumpkin Treats!

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Chloe’s Hooked on Fishing

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Our cove has been ‘boiling’ with bass feeding with the cooler fall temperatures for the past month.

Chloe and fish

Chloe’s discovered a new pastime and fascination. . .

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And Gracie is content to watch the action from the comfort of her cushion.

I took these photos and video with my phone so the quality is not the best. . .

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But I hope they bring a smile to your face just the same :)

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Happy Sunday!

Top 10 Things Chloe & Gracie Love About Fall

Top 10 things Chloe & Gracie love about fall. . .

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1. Sweater Weather!

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2. The Smells

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Fresh Mulled Cider

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Make Your Own Mulling Spice

Make Your Own Mulling Spice

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The aroma of fall baking. . .

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

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Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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3. Halloween Treats!

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Howl-O-Ween Tricking Treats,

from Three Dog Bakery Cookbook

Made with canned pumpkin, vanilla, water, egg, whole-wheat flour,

chopped pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg & oats

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4. Pumpkins

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5. Chair Sitting

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6. Fall Color

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7.  Leaf Peeping by Boat

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8. Fall Sunsets

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9. Picnics

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Fall Picnic with Pumpkins

10. And an excuse to curl up with a blanket :)

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Chloe & Grace want to know,

What are your favorite things about fall? :)

Chloe & Gracie Fall Favorites

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Sitting on the Dock of the Lake

Dock Time with Chloe and Gracie

Sitting on the dock of the lake is

the next best thing to a boat ride.

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The dock gives us some cover and shelter if the sun is too hot

or there is a threat of storms so we can still get our water fix.

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Some of us like to

look at the water…

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Some of us like to

play in the water…

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And some of us like

to drink the water.

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It looks pretty peaceful & relaxing until

you realize this is our soundtrack:

 

 Chloe & Gracie wish you a

peaceful & relaxing Sunday :)

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Thank you for your visit!

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Paw, Splash, Drink, Repeat

Paw, Splash, Drink. . .

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Repeat.

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One of us can do

this all day. . .

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Guess which one. . . :)

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Chloe hopes you have a little

play time this weekend. . .

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And Gracie hopes

you get a nap :)

Watching the Storm Roll In

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We’ve had afternoon and early evening

thunderstorms almost everyday this week. . .

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Fascinating to watch them brew and build

from a safe distance on the shore.

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Some of us enjoy watching. . .

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And some of us don’t.

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And it’s a wonder some

of us can see :)

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Wishing you a

storm free weekend. . .

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Or a least a

rainbow or two :)

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Thank you for your visit!

Pontooning and Potting

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We’re spending the holiday weekend

pontooning and potting. . .

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And speaking of potting. . .

The Novel Bakers return on

Tuesday, May 27th for Garden Week!

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Hope to see you then with your

garden gloves on & spade in hand :)

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 Wishing you a Safe & Happy Memorial Day,

Whatever your plans are!

 

Dear ThunderShirt…♥

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Dear ThunderShirt,

My name is Chloe, but my mom

calls me High Maintenance. . .
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 We wanted to let you know that your

shirt works like a tranquilizer for me and my

mom says she wishes we had found you sooner!

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My sister Gracie is not like me. (Thank heavens my mom says!) I have a lot of excess energy and anxiety, throwing all the pillows off the sofa (which she is fine with), whining (which drives her crazy) and begging for attention and food. . .

All. The. Time.

Around 4 to 6 pm is an especially hard time of day for me and my mom. We are both glad when my dad comes home from work and my mom says she is ready for a glass of wine. . .

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 But once I’m strapped into your shirt,

hugging me like a sausage casing :) I’m instantly

calmed and the whining stops.

I actually wag my tail when she picks my shirt up

and heads over to me to put it on when I need it. . .

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My mom says “Thank Goodness for ThunderShirt”,

otherwise me & my mom were both

going to require medication :)

Love, Chloe

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 No compensation from ThunderShirt for this post

 just a tip about a sanity-saving product for us!

Not just for neurotic dogs :) they’re also available for cats.

Do you have a four-legged problem child or anxious pet?

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Nose To The Air & Wind In Our Ears

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Nose to the air. . .

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. . .and wind in our ears.

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Summertime temperatures prompted

an early evening boating excursion

 after an afternoon of cleaning the boat.

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Oh the anticipation & joy of a

ride in the captain’s chair again :)

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Chloe & Gracie hope you’re enjoying the sun

on your face and warm weather this weekend!

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Wishing you smooth

sailing & calm seas!

Boating with dogs Lake Norman

Happy Sunday!

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