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This Mother’s Day, I thought I would help a couple of dogs throw an early Mother’s Day brunch for their human moms. So we set up a Wooffle Bar with waffles, sweet and savory toppings, etc., gave dog themed cards and gifts, ate homemade dog biscuits (ok, just the dogs did) and had a doggone good time!The dogs? My mom’s dog Cleo and our family friend Beth’s dog, Ruthie.My mom, Dina, got Cleo 15 years ago when I went off to college. I’m an only child, so Cleo was my replacement. Cleo is getting up there in dog years (105!), and this might be her last Mother’s Day, so I thought it was only right that we should celebrate Mother’s Day with all of my mom’s children, furry children included. Plus, my mom always loves it when she gets one of those “from the dog” Mother’s Day cards.And Beth rescued Ruthie a few years ago along with her other dog, Baldwin, but it was a Mom and Doggy Daughter day, so Baldwin got to stay home while Ruthie had all the fun.
Want to host your own Puppy Paw-ty for your favorite furbaby-Mama? I’ve got all the details below along with a recipe for homemade dog biscuits!I set up my Wooffle Bar with waffles along with some sweet and savory toppings including strawberries, blueberry compote, powdered sugar, and popcorn chicken (for chicken and waffles!). I also included a mimosa bar, hash brown muffins, and the Mister cooked up some bacon and eggs.And I set the table with my favorite placemats, glasses, vintage silverware, a bouquet of flowers arranged in a special “Mom” vase, and some gifts and cards for the moms. I was going to host this doggie soirée outside, but Los Angeles experienced a bit of cold weather and rain, so I moved it indoors. We fixed our plates and sat down to eat and the moms opened their pet-themed cards and picked some gifts such as the cute little wiener dog jewelry dish, home sign, and chocolates. I could have wrapped everything in the cute, polka dot bag, but instead decided to set everything out on the table and allow the moms to choose what they wanted.Now you might be wondering what the dogs ate for brunch. It wasn’t Wooffles! Beth made some handmade pumpkin peanut butter dog biscuits and brought them to the party for the furry guests to enjoy and I’ve got the recipe for you below. Thank you, Beth, for the recipe!
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oats
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup peanut
- ¼ water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a bowl, stir together the flour & oats
- In a separate, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, water and peanut butter until combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
- Place onto a floured surface and roll dough out to ½ thick. Cut out using cookie cutter(s). If the dough is a little sticky, dust your hands and the rolling pin with flour.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown
- Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly.
- The biscuits will harden as they cool.
What are you planning to do for your mom for Mother’s Day? Let me know in the comments, so I’ll have some good ideas for next year!