2015 My Year In Review – Scrapbook Page

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Use this as a templet to create a year in review for your child’s scrapbook.  Help your child fill the form in and allow them to color the design in at the same time. This page in a scrapbook will also introduce another new year.

Saving Your Pet With CPR

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I am glad I found this graphic because I have never seen such precise information that could literally save your pets life. A valuable guide to print out and share with family and friends to learn how to do CPR on your little ones.

Home Made Doggie Bisquits

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These are a healthier choice for your doggie -doggie treats bought from a store are usually sent here from a foreign country that has no standards for what is put into the treats. Home made allows you to know what has been put into the recipe to keep your doggie from having chemicals and unhealthy leftovers from the processing of animal meat.

2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dry milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.

* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.

Makes up to 75 small (1″) biscuits or 50 medium biscuits

Pet Bowl Safety

I always left a big metal bowl of water outside for my dogs and cats, until a friend warned me not to. I never thought about it, but the warning made me understand what I bet a lot of people don’t think about. In relatively cold temperatures a metal pet food/water bowl can freeze a cat’s or dog’s tongue to it. The bowls aren’t safe on warm days either – the metal can burn and the water warms up quicker making it undesirable for a cat or dog to want to drink from it.

Basic Animal Fat Soap

• 40 ounces beef tallow or pork

• 20 ounces coconut oil lard

• 12 ounces lye crystals

•  20 ounces olive oil

• 30.5 ounces cold water

Let oils cool to 115 degrees Fahrenheit before adding lye solution.