About a year ago, our old dog Calvin passed away. He wasn’t exactly the brightest dog you ever met (he got by on his super-fluffy good looks, mostly), but he was well-loved, and he left us with many fond memories. Ever since then, though, the house has felt a little empty without the pitter-patter of paws on the floor.
Well, finally, that’s about to change…
Just eight weeks old, and already showing off his smarts. Not that he’s learned his name yet or anything, but you can totally tell by the way he looks at you. It’s like he knows he can control your every move. Puppy mind-control is no joke, people.
Resistance is futile.
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for cute dogs. In fact, it was T-Hub’s dog, Calvin, who helped bring us together in the first place. I was working as a pet-sitter at the time, and, well, one thing led to another…
And now we have a puppy!
I’ve always thought of dogs as being a part of the family, and yet, I’ve never really understood when people refer to their pets as their children… until now. Having a puppy in the house, it’s hard not to see the similarities. And, just like any new parent, it’s tough not to think your baby (err, puppy) is the cutest there ever was.
I mean, come on? He’s pretty cute, right?
Of course, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t spoil him just a little… so, in honor of little Neko’s arrival, I’m making a big batch of these Pumpkin & Peanut Butter dog biscuits. (You can click the photo below to be redirected to the recipe.)
These treats are a favorite of mine, because they’re made with healthy, all-natural ingredients that are easy on a dogs digestion.
Neko got here just in time to watch us harvest our pumpkins from the garden, and he was clearly very intrigued by them. Hopefully he likes eating them as much as he does playing with them!
What are some of your favorite treats to feed to your pets? This little guy’s got a big appetite, so I’d love to hear your suggestions!