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Scruffy Treats



1 envelope yeast                          1/2 c. cornmeal
1/4 c. warm water                      1/2 c. milk powder
1 c. warm beef broth                 1 tsp. salt
2 T. molasses                               2 tsp. garlic powder
1 3/4 - 2 c. flour                          1 egg
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour       1 T. milk
1 c. cracked wheat
    Mix yeast and warm water; let stand 5 minutes, then stir in broth. And molasses. Stir in one cup of the flour and next six ingredients. One a floured surface, knead in enough flour to make a stiff dough.; divide in half, cover, and let rest ten minutes.
    Roll out 1/4" thick (1/2" for big dogs); cut out with a bone-shaped cutter, if you have one.
    Mix egg and milk; brush over biscuits. Bake on ungreased sheets at 325F. 35 - 45 minutes. Turn off heat, and allow to cool in the oven overnight. Makes 25 - 30. Fix plenty for all your dog friends.
    As my Master told you, I came from the Pound. Many other wonderful dogs (and cats) are incarcerated there. Bring some of them home to live with you, and give them TREATS.   

(s) Scruffy  (s) Scruffy

    1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you get me.
    2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
    3. Place your trust in me, it is crucial to my well being.
    4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, entertainment and friends. I have only YOU.
    5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice.
    6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget.
    7. Please don't hit me. I can't hit back, but I can bite and scratch and I really don't want to do that.
    8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something is bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right foods, or I've been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak!
    9. Take care of me when I get old. You will get old too.
    10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say "I can't bear to watch, or let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there. And always remember I LOVE YOU!
-- posted on the bulletin board at Laramie All Pet Animal Clinic.

    "Kathl and I are down in Arizona packing up K's parents to move them up to Laramie and into the little white house set back in next to the blue house across the street.  They have two little dogs but are only going to be able to have one of them in the little house.  They wonder if you would like to have the latest one to come their way: a 15-pound terrier mix, blonde in color, spayed female, affectionate, with a great smile (bit of an overbite), conversant in English and four other languages, a strong Democrat.
     We thought of you when we recalled your Christmas article about Scruffy from last year in the

    Lucy Dog has recently been appointed our official Albany County Yellow Dog Democrat.
    A three-year-old native of Arizona, Lucy arrived in Laramie less than two weeks before the election, and was quickly put to work at Headquarters, learning the intricacies of bulk mail and greeting visitors. She also took on the job of sitting in the window ledge and keeping guard for Republican encroachments.
    Lucy assumes the position left vacant last November by the death of the much-loved Scruffy, who held it for eleven years, and was often photographed in connection with Democratic functions. Lucy expects to participate, as did her predecessor, in our Democratic events, and is now brushing up on etiquette and deportment. She lives with Kristin Smith, and is eager to meet her new Democratic colleagues.
    A descendant of cocker spaniels, terriers, and many other fine dog breeds, Lucy truly represents the American and Democratic ideal of the "melting pot."   
-- from The Democratic Archives, November, 2000


2 c. whole-wheat flour       1/4 c. canola oil
1 c. wheat germ                     1/2 c. broth
1 c. peanut butter                 1/2 tsp. garlic granules
1 egg

    Combine flour, wheat germ and garlic granules; mix in peanut butter, egg, canola oil and broth. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured board to 1/2" thickness. Cut into squares or triangles (or use the bone-shaped cutter!) . Bake on an un-greased baking sheet at 350F; 15 minutes for smaller sized cookies and up to 35 minutes for larger  ones. Store in the refrigerator.

("I do not!" -- Nuisance)

1 (6 oz.) can chicken, well-drained
1-2 c.  whole-grain bread crumbs
1 T. canola oil
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. nutritional yeast
Flake the chicken with a fork into tiny bits. Combine it with the remaining
ingredients, using enough bread crumbs to get a cohesive mixture. Drop by 1/4 teaspoonfuls onto a   greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F, 8-10 minutes. Cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


4 c whole wheat flour
½ c cornmeal
1 egg
2 T canola oil
1 ¾ c beef broth

    Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut into squares or triangles. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 325F for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator.

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