Here's our newsletter No. 3
Welcome to Newsletter No. 3
We are fast approaching the end of 2017 and are really looking forward to all the celebrations … and FOOD that Christmas and the New Year brings! Please remember us four legged fur darlings cannot eat some foods that are common in the home, much as we want to!, please read the article below for details on foods that we shouldn’t be given!
How did you enjoy National Day? We watched it on tv and were very impressed .. we weren’t scared by any fireworks that may have been heard throughout the night as the television was left on all night for us so we couldn’t hear any loud bangs that may have frightened us.
December has been such a busy time with lots of friends coming over for daycare or for sleepovers … we are having an absolute ball!! We hope you enjoy this month’s Newsletter!
Wishing you all a wonderful festive time xx Be safe and share the love!
Face licks and paw prints in the sand from DJ, Chief Editor xxx
Welcome To The Team!
Toby has joined Jaqs Doggy Day Dreams (JDDD) to help with walking the pooches each day. Toby says, “My name is Tobias and I am 12 years old. I was born in Wales and have lived in Qatar for 5 years. I love dogs and had 2 when I lived in England”.
Toby is a natural with the pooches and it’s a pleasure to have him on board!
Waggy Birthday to;
8th - Lena (Andrea Robinson)
20th - CC (Alessandra Picchio)
26th - Ollie (Erica FS)
December’s Doggy Recipe – Christmas Cookies
2 cups whole wheat flour (or, if your dog has wheat sensitivity, switch it for another flour)
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth, crunchy, doesn’t matter)
1 cup hot water
Dried blueberries, honey, a dash of cinnamon, flax or chia seeds, the sky’s the limit
Oven Temperature and Times
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or you can coat them in a light layer of olive oil if you don’t have parchment on hand.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: the flour and baking powder, and any other seeds or seasoning you decide to throw in.
Then, drop in the peanut butter, add the hot water, and stir. This is the tricky part about this dough; you want it to be like bread dough, neither too sticky nor too dry. If it’s too wet, add a pinch more flour. Too dry? Add a splash of water. With this batch, I was a smidge short on peanut butter, and the dough was too dry. Instead of water, I added honey. You can really do just about anything you want with this recipe!
Roll it out on a floured surface. Use holiday cookie cutters – or bone shapes or the opening of a cup – to cut it out. Spread the shapes across the cookie sheet. They’ll expand a bit, so make sure to leave a little space between each cookie.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Even though your dogs were probably drooling through the whole process, allow the cookies to cool completely before serving. I usually pop them in the fridge while I clean up the kitchen.
Store the cookies in an airtight container.
Bonus: If your friends and family tend to sneak your dogs little bites of food during holiday gatherings, set these cookies out on a pretty tray with a note that says “Dog Friendly!” It’ll encourage your guests to feed approved food instead of potentially harmful scraps!
The costs of salon appointments for our darlings is not cheap by any means, but it’s a must of course! A recent survey was done to compare pet grooming prices; if you would like to know details as to who was the most reasonable, please private message Jaqui who will be happy to share.
This Month’s Recommendations Go To:
Pets & More – City Centre Branch
Fab pet shop, basement level in City Centre Mall – selling a wealth of pet stuff at very reasonable prices! …. Arrive in their store with a Jaqs Doggy Day Dreams flier with a Pets & More card attached and receive 10% discount! *every JDDD customer receives a flier and Pets & More card attached in their check out goody bag.
Fantastic service provided by Sara; JDDD have used her for our personalised labels and doggy scarves, all with our logo printed on – Sara responds immediately to queries, orders are taken and completed in super speedy time and she really cares about her customers getting what they want .. at a great price! Find her on Facebook, or Jaqui can provide contact details.
What Not To Feed Your Doggy
Some foods that are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death. The food items listed on the attached PDF should not be fed (intentionally or unintentionally) to dogs. This list is, of course, incomplete because it is not possible to list everything your dog should not eat.