Gotcha Day!

We celebrated Truffle’s Adoption Day earlier this week. It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since we brought her home.

I asked Truffle Dad for some adjectives to describe our first year with the pup. These was his list:

gently chewed
bed ejected

She certainly makes life more interesting!

I figured since it was Gotcha Day, I should make her a Pokeball fruit plate (which was later blended into a frozen Kong treat).




Happy first year, little one. Here’s to many more!


Recipe: Carroty Quenelle Cookies



3 carrots, grated or chopped in a food processor
2 ripe bananas
1 egg
1/4 cup olive oil
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine your dry ingredients, then bring together with the wet ingredients, either by hand or in a stand mixer.

Make your Quenelles by using 2 spoons (I chose small teaspoons so the cookies would fit in our medium size Kong). Scoop a ball of dough, then scrape with the second spoon to form the shape of an American football… or perhaps a rounder version of the spaceship in Flight of the Navigator??

Bake for 35 minutes. The cookies should be cooked through to the center but easy to break apart without crumbling.

Truffle loves her veggies, so I wasn’t surprised that she was into these cookies. The surprising thing was when we brought some out at her favorite dog park, and all the dogs started to flock to these treats. Some of the people said their dogs usually turned their adorable noses up at carrots, so it was nice to be able to sneak some in cookie form.