26/08/2014

Tasty Tuesday: Chicken and Pumpkin Sticks

 To create these chicken and pumpkin sticks for your pup 
You will need:
1 cup of cooked pumpkin (you could use canned pumpkin but not the seasoned kind)
1 cup of rice flour
1 cup of cooked shredded chicken
1 egg
A taste tester

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Line a baking tray
Mix all ingredients together



I rolled the stick shape with my hands, but you could use any shape you want

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown
 The results....
Yep! Rory loves them 

24/08/2014

Most Influential Blogger Award

Hi everyone Charlie nominated us for the most influential blogger award
We are so grateful for this! 
For this award we have to tell you our favorite song and nominate ten other bloggers.
After much thought, the boys decided on this song
and we nominate these bloggers



22/08/2014

Funny Friday: Puppy minding

Zippy Whippet puppy minding service: Gentle responsible caregivers since... never...



19/08/2014

Tasty Tuesday: Apple and Honey Dog Biscuits

These biscuits are sure to go down a treat with the pups!
 For this recipe you will need:
Cookie cutters
1 cup of rice flour
1 teaspoon of honey
1/3 cup of apple sauce (just apples nothing added)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 egg
1 or more hungry dogs

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Line some baking trays
Mix all ingredients together
Roll into a dough
Cut shapes
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown
Yum!
There was enough left over dough to make training treats, I just cut these pieces with a knife, make sure to cut them to the size needed before cooking them because they can be fiddly to break up while training


Yep, these earned the whippet seal of approval! 













14/08/2014

Snood DIY

DIY whippet snood!
One of the simplest things you can make for your dog. 
Made of soft polar fleece, it can be worn covering the ears or not.
Over ears



 Snoods are used to keep the ears warm and some people even use them to keep the ears of long eared/haired breeds tidy before shows.
 For this DIY you will need:
Some polar fleece fabric
Sewing machine
Thread
Scissors
Measuring tape
and
A DOG

First measure around your dog's head and take that measurement to form the longest side of your rectangle adding a few cm or an inch or so for seam allowance. Then use the length you want your snood to be to form the length of the shortest side you your rectangle. Make sure the stretch of the fabric goes with the longest side.

 Turn fabric over, fold over both long sides, pin and sew down like shown.

 Zig- Zag stitch adds strength to the seams
Fold over as shown


 Sew down remaining side
Fold inside out







                        Ta-Da   







                  

12/08/2014

Tasty Tuesday: Chicken and Spinach Cookies

Chicken and Spinach Cookies!
To make these extra tasty cookies you will need:
1/2 cup of rice flour
3 table spoons of desicated coconut
1 egg
1 cup of cooked chicken
1 cup to spinach (raw) 
Willing/whippet taste tester

To start chop up the spinach and chicken and preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit
We used fresh spinach from the garden it's practically free!
Mix ingredients together 
Roll in to little patty shapes
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, cool and serve!
 Yum!
These cookies do turn out a little crumbly so not ideal for training, but do stay tuned for some training treat recipes.

05/08/2014

Tasty Tuesday: Swimmingly Good Sardine and Carrot Treats

These treats are at the height of deliciousness for dogs. Rory seems to thing sardines are the best thing since dog cookies. 

To make this recipe you will need:
1 tin of sardines
1 cup of grated carrot
1 cup of rice flour
1 egg
Willing taste tester (this time I think only a dog would want to be the taste tester ...) 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Mix ingredients together
 
 Roll mix into balls

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown



This is like dog torture!
Finally