We mere humans do not hold the monopoly on the love for Biscuits. No. Maggie, my mini schnauzer also reveres and thoroughly enjoys a good biscuity snack and I would believe she was not the only animal to do so.
Maggie has a big box of Doggie biscuits, four flavours in all, in the shapes of bones. But she has also had another selection as a present from her granny, a box of mysterious shapes and colours; bones, paws, kennels etc. All very exciting. The flavours would not be to my tastes, ‘meat and animal devrivatitves’, ‘gravy’ or charcoal bones for instance to not entice me as say a Twix or German biscuit. But then again chocolate biccies en mass would kill Maggie so I guess it’s each to their own.
In New York I am lead to believe there is a bakery dedicated to the baking of wondrous biscuits/cookies solely for Dogs. I must find out the name of the place, it probably has a website…. Ah, I knew it ‘Buttercups Paw-tisserie’ was the one I was thinking of, but my god there are loads of dog bakerys now all over the world, type it into google – amazing! Where it in a little village in England somewhere run by an eccentric grandmother I would think this the most fabulous thing ever, as it is, it just seems silly. Sorry but the American socialite culture of stick thin girls with their tiny dogs under their arms or in their handbags running into this bakery just to be seen to spend ridiculous amounts of money on their friend/child substitute makes me cringe. However, if you are the owner of said bakery and are reading this I am quite sure Maggie feelings different about the matter and we would gladly carry out a taste test for you 😉
In Buttercups Paw-tisserie (etc) you can get freshly baked (‘no added sugar, salt or preservatives’) biscuits for your loyal companion; even vegetarian ones. There are special biscuits for every holiday and of course personalised bones and birthday cakes etc. If for no other reason, visit this site and make yourself gobsmacked at the lengths some (seemingly loads) of people will go to make sure Fido is happy.
Maggie got her hair cut last night and the hair pulled from out of her ears – lovely. She was not a happy girl to say the least but as soon as the whole ordeal was over I gave her a couple of biscuits and she felt better right away. Same goes for the day her bum exploded due to a blocked anal gland (sounds funny ~ wasn’t). We had an emergency appointment with the vet, after which she had a biscuit and again felt a little better. She took her pain meds in cheese and also loves a cracker or two every now and then (savoury biscuit? have we decided where we stand on that yet?). She is a pedigree you know. Give her this option of human treat with a drip of shiraz off your finger and she truly is a happy pup.
I give you dog biscuits ladies and gentlemen. Let us not forget the over arching joy biscuits of all types can give to all living beings.