Valentine’s Day is almost here and I have three valentine’s this year! My hubby, my little one, and my pup Cricket! These three make my life extra special and bring me so much love and joy!
I love holidays, and I like to make sure everyone gets something special whenever there is an occasion to celebrate, and this includes my dog Cricket. She is a special and unique member of the family. She keeps us laughing with her funny quarks and antics all the time. We love how she has to circle each way 5 times and “fluff” the covers with her nose before laying down on her much improved spot. We love how she raises her ears and twitches her nose at the excited spotting of a deer or squirrel. And to watch her play in the snow is like watching true and pure joy. If you didn’t see the video of her playing in the snow from my post last week here it is:
We had taken her out to go sledding but after a few trips down the hill we just watched her fly around the snow-laden field until she was tuckered out. It was so much fun!
And guess what? She’s 10 years young, almost 11! She has arthritis in her hind leg due to an accident she had as a pup and the leg would bother her often. It always hurt me to see her hop around on three legs when she was in pain, but her mobility has GREATLY improved (as you can see on the video!) thanks to a superior diet of healthy meats, veggies, bone broth, flax, and other super foods.
I include homemade bone broth in these cookies because it is a natural source of collagen, something both humans and dogs don’t get enough of anymore sustaining on processed food. Collagen is great for many things including gut health, skin, connective tissue, and joints.
I will have a post on bone broth soon, but until then you can check this one out:
These cookies are easy and quick to make, so treat your dog this Valentine’s Day!
Cricket’s Easy Valentine Cookies
- ¾ cup ground flax meal plus extra for rolling out dough
- 1 pasture-raised egg
- ¼ cup chicken or beef bone broth preferably homemade
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- optional- natural red food coloring India Tree Brand
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all the ingredients, except the food coloring.
- Once thoroughly mixed form a ball with the dough and place between two sheets of parchment paper, sprinkle with some extra flax meal to ensure the dough doesn’t stick.
- Roll out the dough until it’s about ¼” or thinner.
- Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make the cookie shapes.
- Place of a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.