merry emma day

emma dog tyson, is one of the closest things i have to having a dog of my own, here in austin. she’s my boss’s chocolate lab who comes to work every day. we go on lots of walks, and she is gracious enough to always share my lunch with me, ha!

today is emma’s second birthday. and as such, we had a big office party complete with torchy’s tacos and cake. noms.

last night, dan so sweetly and wonderfully stayed up with me to make home made dog treats for emma bear’s big day!

first, we made a giant treat to serve as emma’s birthday cake. we even put a “2” candle on it. :)

we also made individual treats for all of emma’s dog friends who come to work too.

we had a really great time celebrating! …and without further adieu, here’s how you can make your own dog treats.

dog treats

3/4 cup of water
1/3 cup of margarine
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3 cups whole wheat flour

combine the water, margarine, milk, salt and egg into a bowl and stir well. add the flour 1 cup at a time mixing thoroughly. this will turn in to a thick dough, brown in color.

continue to knead with your hands (gotta get a little messy!). i have placed them on the baking sheet several ways. you can roll the dough out with a rolling pin and use your favorite shaped cookie cutter, or just take spoon fulls and drop on to your sheet directly.

bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. (i used an electric oven when i first tried these, and it took all 45. in my gas oven now, they are done in 25-30 minutes.)

i also add bacon bits or sometimes grated cheese to these…they are a big hit either way!

thanks for reading.

meet emma.

she is my boss, carl’s new puppy! and she is coming to austin in two weeks. carl, amanda and i took a trip to stephenville this weekend, to meet emma! yay!

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emmafish

it’s been awhile.

yay, i’m shooting some photos for the entrepreneur’s foundation today for a newsletter they send out to folks all over austin.

excited to fire up the old photoshop and lightroom and do some work.

here’s hoping the weather cools off a bit!

and here’s a picture of amanda and harley that’s my favorite.