Saturday, March 1, 2014

Doggie Treats

Dear Madame L,

I found a recipe in my local paper the other day for doggie treats, which I would like to make for myself. It looks perfectly edible, made with oatmeal and an egg and even some cinnamon. Because of course dogs like cinnamon, right? I don't know.

Anyway, no raw meat or icky stuff, and you cut them out with a cookie cutter and bake them on a cookie sheet. What do you think about making them for myself?

Sincerely,

Arf, Arf


Dear Arfie,

Madame L wonders if you have a dog.

If so, please try the doggie treat recipe on your dog first and let Madame L and her other Dear Readers know your results.

If not, why are you looking at doggie treat recipes? Are you really really really bored? Do you sit when someone says "Sit"? Run after tennis balls? Or what?

Actually, either way, Madame L hopes you'll be brave enough try the recipe and, if you (and your dog, if you have one) like it, share it with her and her other Dear Readers. You could respond in the Comments section or send an email message to "ellemadame [at] gmail [dot] com."

By the way, Madame L just Googled "Do dogs like cinnamon?" and found out that they do, and that, according to one dog enthusiast, cinnamon is "an essential spice" for dogs and humans.

In fact, that writer clams that "... half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day helps to regulate blood sugar and raise insulin resistance ... [and] boosts the body's ability to use insulin to improve blood glucose levels." 

Madame L would like to hear from other Dear Readers about doggie treats, cinnamon, and anything else they would like to write about.

Sincerely,

Madame L

1 comment:

Jeff Wynn said...

Dear Madame,
Well *I* read from a similar expert that if I eat birdseed suet blocks I will be able to fly.
Cinnamon is essential for WHAT? Extracting wax from my ear, perhaps. Last I checked, Dogs were evolved carrion-eaters. Somehow I don't think they evolved on Madagascar and added cinnamon as an essential item to their diet. Good grief.