No, Sierra is not cute! Let’s see what you think of her when she comes over to your house! Sierra is a monster hiding behind the fuzzy white, polka dotted Boxer fur that you see here. When we saw her 3 years ago, her gentle puppy demeanor, her adorable little brown “pirate patch” over her eye, her lovable licks and her warm, sweet gaze deceived us into believing that she was going to be the perfect puppy.
She tricked us into thinking that with proper, firm training, she would do no harm. Can you call us two big SUCKERS?!! Not only has she killed and pulled up many plants from our garden, those that she has not killed, she’s eaten. We finally gave up on the idea of growing rhubarb because she eats the stalks even before the snails get to them. What’s left of the plant is a tiny base stalk with a dog paw print as evidence left behind. She loves strawberries too. Every other morning, it’s a race to our little strawberry patch to beat her to the ripened berries.
If we’re a little late, she’ll be found licking her mug free of the super duper sweet chandler strawberry juice. It’s SO wrong to see two humans (us) salivating and staring down at a dog (her) who just beat her guardians to their prized strawberries. Can you call us JEALOUS?!! But she is a great soccer player, loves to play in dirt and her love of the sprinklers keep us entertained and forgiving of her destructive ways!
He’s big, he’s lazy and he’s a princess. He is named Dante, inspired during our trip to Rome, after the famed poet Dante Alighieri. We really should have named him “princepesa”. Dante is supposed to be the big, strong, noble, athletic and fearless Rhodesian Ridgeback hunter that we also got suckered into loving. Is it too late to get a refund? Isn’t there an 8 year dog ownership statue of limitations?!
What we ended up getting was a dog who HATES water, doesn’t like to get his paws dirty, screams bloody murder when getting his nails trimmed or when about to get a shot at the vet and sleeps about 20 hours a day. And worse yet, he will not chase balls. Nope, none of this “fetch, Fido, fetch” playtime with Dante. He looks at a tossed ball like it’s an insult to his character, giving us that “you really don’t expect me to chase that, do you?” look. But wait, those are his GOOD traits.
If there’s one significant description to singularly identify this dog amongst others, it’s is his love of FOOD. Yes, of course, mostly all dogs love food and love to be fed. But our “great red hope” of a canine is so infatuated with food that if there was a plate of leftovers on the counter sitting over night, he will sit and stare at it ALL NIGHT. True! When we wake up in the morning, we’ll find this hound sitting in the kitchen, half asleep, hoping the food will miraculously fall to the floor for him to ingest. But he is part hound and does have great smelling and hunting skills. He can run trails with Mom & Dad like no other, and if one of us gets lost, we’re certain that he’ll be able to find us by smell. We suppose that’s a good thing!
But they are loved! Aside from our rant, they do get treated quite nicely (we remind them of their fulfilling life). They get plenty of couch cuddles, ear rubs, new toys , daily walks, frequent hikes, beach visits and road trips. In return, they give us unconditional love and loyalty, despite our faults. To show them that they are really, truly and deeply loved, we make them homemade flax seed dog biscuits. Can you call them SPOILED?! Yes, they get homemade dog biscuits made from all natural ingredients. Our highly loved and tattered bible, “The Professional Pastry Chef” by Bo Frieberg, is the ultimate, extensive book that is full of wickedly amazing dessert recipes. But Bo Frieberg’s very first recipe in this monstrous book for human consumption is a recipe for dog biscuits, in which he dedicated to his dogs. This recipe has been in the White On Rice Couple’s household for 8 years now and along with the addition of flax seeds, it’s a culinary tradition will continue to be fully executed for as long as we have four legged monsters in the house. Thank you, Chef Bo!!
“Sharing the Love” of dog biscuits ! Dante & Sierra want to share their biscuits with their canine friends. Awww, isn’t that so kind of them to extend their treat bag to their doggie friends? Well, we didn’t tell Dante, but what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him. So for all you mommies and daddies out there who have doggies that would like to sample some of these delicious homemade dog biscuits, we’re “Sharing the Love”! Dear blog friends who have dogs, you will love these, seriously you will. Take a bite into them for yourself and you’ll see that they are quite delicious. But wait! These are for the dogs, so if you want some for your dogs, just leave your comment here and we’ll get back to you. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy these dog biscuits and try to make them for your canine loves!
A note about the last instruction. These are to be given out at least 3-4 times daily. If not, dogs, feel free to go potty where ever you are not supposed to.
Dante & Sierra’s List of Dog Friends: Please give us your link so that they can add your dog to their list!
THANK YOU!!for Sharing Your Love with us: