Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Clarkey's Barkey Bones

I've got a little story to tell today, my favorite thing that happened all last week. 

A few weeks ago, Clark checked a book out of the school library about making pet treats. He was SUPER excited about it, but we didn't have time to make them before the book was due back, so I scanned some of the recipes to use later.

The boys had a day off of school on Friday, so I put "Make Dog Treats" on our calendar for the afternoon. The recipe Clark wanted to try was for Peanut Butter Pooches, dog-shaped cookies. He was insistent that the cookies NOT be shaped like dogs, because "that wouldn't be good training … to think it was okay to bite another dog." So we agreed on bone-shaped treats instead.

He helped me mix the ingredients and cut out the treats. As we were working, he was trying to think of a new name for them, and decided on "Clarkey's Barkey Bones."

After giving one treat to Penny for a taste test, Clark had the idea to share them with all the neighborhood dogs.

He wrote out labels for all our furry friends.

And made a name tag, that I scanned, printed and tied to each bag.

We delivered the treats on Saturday. He was so excited to hand them out. Turns out, he didn't just want to drop treats and go … he wanted to personally give one to each dog we visited!

What a fun time we had with this. Clark sometimes struggles with his human relationships, but has such a soft spot in his heart for dogs. 

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