Recipe of the Week: Ruby’s Liver Chip Cookies

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Ruby crosses the creek on her first camping trip.

Ruby crosses the creek on her first camping trip.

by Leigh Sackett

Dogs are such well loved creatures; the main reason, of course, being that they love us so well to begin with – they are our constant companions no matter where we are or what we have done in life. I don’t believe my life was empty before we got our dog Ruby, but now I can’t imagine life without her. I guess I just didn’t realize what I was missing.

We found Ruby at Angels of Assisi’s about a year ago. On the one year anniversary of her arrival in her home I kissed her and this is what I told her:  I loved you so much when we brought you home this day a year ago but I love you so much more today. Then I thanked her for being such a good dog and great friend.

Ruby truly does adore me, and I know she would lay down her life for me. She makes it very clear that she is ours. That kind of surrender and love leaves you with no other choice but to adore her right back. It also leaves me in awe, wishing that I could love everyone more like she does.

But God says we can be like this. It is exactly why Jesus asked the fishermen to come and follow Him. He knew they could be His disciples; He knew they could love like Him; He knows all of us can. There are many examples and whispers of God’s love in the world, and one very clear one that I am blessed to know is the love of my faithful dog.

May you recognize and cherish that gift from your pet as well and strive to love as they love. Tell them thank you with this homemade special dog treat. Have the kids or grandkids help you make it and teach them about the great gift of a dog’s love.

Liver Chip Cookies For Dogs

2 cups Whole wheat flour

1/3 cup Butter — melted

1 Egg — beaten

6 tablespoons Water

1/4 cup liver — dried or jerky-style treats — chopped

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, butter, egg, and water. Mix well.

-Blend in liver bits. Turn onto a greased baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cool and cut.