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Happy Holidays from Lucky Dogs!

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Annette Filecci
Hi, my name is Annette Filecci. I am a Miami native, one of the few! I have been pet sitting in the Hollywood,...
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on Friday, 18 November 2011
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Taking a trip? Going away for the holidays? Lucky Dogs has you covered, as always! Please reserve as early as possible so that we can plan our schedule well. We wish all of you and your families a safe, happy, and fun holiday season!

If you dress your furry kids up for holidays, or if you take pictures/videos of them with Santa/holiday décor: please send us your photos and/or videos, we would love to showcase them on our website! You can post them on our Facebook page too! Also, we are going to be adding a “dog of the month” feature to our website, so please send your photos and a short bio of your dog as soon as possible.

Lucky Dogs!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the pooch who has everything? Take a look at these eco-friendly suggestions, all made in the USA! Here are some other ideas, if none of those happens to strike your fancy. For the more adventurous among you, check out Baking for the Holidays for your Dog.

To start you off, here are a couple of recipes we love. These Pumpkin Cookies and Gingerbread Dog Treats Are Yummy, and great fun for you and your dog. They’ll make great gifts for your doggie friends too. Gift Idea: Wrap a batch of these up in colored plastic wrap and tie with a sparkly ribbon. Have Fun!

Pumpkin Cookies for Dogs

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons Crisco
1 whole egg
½ cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and cut in shortening, then set aside. In a separate bowl, beat egg with milk and pumpkin then combine with flour mixture. Mix well. Continue to stir until soft dough forms.

Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool and serve!

Gingerbread Dog Treats

Ingredients:
1 cup molasses
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
6 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger or one tsp. of
dried powder ginger

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine molasses, honey, water, and oil in a
medium bowl.

In another large bowl mix flour, baking
soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet
ingredients. Combine well. Divide this dough in
four sections and roll each piece into a ball, wrap
each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 – 5
hours.

After the dough is well-chilled Put dough onto a
lightly floured surface and roll dough out into
1/4" thickness. Cut dough with a cookie cutter
into gingerbread men or other fun shapes.

Dress Them Up! You can use carob chips for eyes and buttons but don’t ever give chocolate to dogs.

Bake 10 – 15 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges and firm.

Lucky Dogs!

Finally, with the holidays coming up; Lucky Dogs would like to remind you that while the holiday season can provide time to enjoy more fun activities with our furry kids; the sights, sounds, and smells of the season can be overwhelming to them. In fact, some of our favorite holiday decorations or foods may be toxic to our beloved furry family members. It’s a good idea to be proactive, so we went in search of information that may prove useful.

Barkbusters has a great article about how to keep your babies safe, healthy, occupied, and out of your holiday decorations. The ASPCA also has a holiday safety page; so does Pawprints and Purrs, although theirs covers all relevant American holidays.

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Hi, my name is Annette Filecci. I am a Miami native, one of the few! I have been pet sitting in the Hollywood, Hallandale area for the last three years and I couldn't think of a better job for me. I love animals and have almost always had a pet around from birds to fish to dogs, cats, even worms and snails so I am very experienced with all kinds of pets! I am married with three children and we live in East Hollywood.



I'm always available for daily dog walks, vacation pet care, overnight sleep-overs, pet taxi and cageless pet boarding in my home (For more information about this please click here). I am insured and bonded and have references and many many happy clients.



Annette Filecci

954-678-7456

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