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I’m 99% sure Kolchak is sick of my face. Yesterday, we were on the couch (I was working; he was napping) and I reach out to pet him, but as soon as my hand hit his fur, he heaved the H E A V I E S T sigh I have ever heard and moved to the other end of the couch where he glowered at me for a full 10 minutes. So it appears that, like many relationships, even in mine and Kol’s just a little absence might make the heart grow fonder.
Still, even when I’m on his very last nerve, there is one surefire way to my puggle’s heart: homemade dog treats
If you’ve never seen your dog’s face light up when you hand him a cookie, still warm from the oven, let me tell you, there’s nothing like it. And while I’m over here refusing to bake human treats because I live alone and if I make them, I’m the only person to eat them…and I will eat them, all of them, embarrassingly fast. I’m not looking to finally get the A-OK to return to my lovely life outside this apartment only to find none of my pants fit anymore. Leggings lie, guys. Do not forget this. There is no amount of walks in the world that can make up for eating entire batches of cupcakes alone – and if we’re being honest? Kol is also kind of sick of walks. He says 5 – 7 a day is “excessive” and “exhausting”. In my defense? I just wanna feel the sun on my face!
So, in an attempt to win back my annoyed puppy’s love and to bake something that I wouldn’t be tempted to snack on, we made one of our favourite easy cheesy dog treat recipes this week.
These DIY Dog treats are so freaking easy, you guys. Anyone can make them. I don’t care if you’re a kitchen disaster like Carol at Fidose of Reality or a modern cooking maven who lives to try new techniques, this recipe is almost impossible to mess up. And the best part? Even though it’s so simple to make, it’s one of Kolchak’s absolute favourite treats. No matter how many times I’ve baked them, he still stands at the oven, whining until I pop that first warm, fresh cheesy dog biscuit in his mouth. It’s both obnoxious and endearing.
While I usually pull a few out to share with Kol while they’re still warm, he definitely loves these super crunchy, so we like to turn off the oven but leave the cookies inside to cool over night. That way they get a good SNAP! when he crunches into them – and drier treats can keep a bit longer.