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    Tasty Homemade Dog Food for Keelaa

    After watching the video for making Muttloaf, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. The recipe was pretty easy, and all the ingredients were simple.

    The recipe I used is as follows:

    • 2 lbs of 80% ground beef  ( I went with more fat content because Keelaa does not get too much fat in her diet.
    • 2 medium to large carrots – shredded or ground
    • 3 medium potatoes – shredded or ground
    • 1 can of kidney beans ( color does not matter)
    • 4 fresh eggs

    I mixed all the above ingredients in a large bowl as though I were making meatloaf.

    Do not add any breadcrumbs.

    I left out the garlic powder when I made these for Keelaa because I have since learned that garlic in any form is not an approved spice for dogs to eat.

    I did, however, give a dash of salt and pepper along with a bit of cinnamon.

    As I was mixing this, it looked tasty.

    I shaped the Muttloaf into individual meatballs and made about 22 of them and baked them for about 55 minutes in a muffin tin and on a cookie sheet. The balls do hold their shape well.

    Keelaa is about a 30 lb terrier cross, and she ate 1 1/2 meatball for dinner which filled her up so much that she didn’t have enough room left in her stomach for her cottage cheese.

    Best of all – She loved the recipe!

    Note: Mike, myself, and my son all gave this meatball try since it did not contain any dog food products. It was pretty tasty, a little on the bland side for my taste buds and may have needed a little more salt and pepper. I knew that if we liked the Muttloaf Meatballs, she would love them.

  • Blogging

    A Glimpse Into my Past – Growing up in Pepperell, Ma.

    Every once in a while I get into a reminiscing mode and begin thinking of how things were way back when I was young, growing up in Pepperell, Massachusetts. Back then, my hometown was small. It had a population of approximately 6,000 people. It was a town where everybody knew each other.
    There is a lot of history associated with Pepperell. This history goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War. We had Colonel William Prescott who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was credited with saying, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.” All that history was embedded into the brains of the elementary students since fourth grade, which is probably a cause for the patriotism generally found in Pepperell residences.
    Pepperell was known for their Fireman’s Musters that took place every year during August. The muster was where the firemen would have their bed races that centered on teamwork. A fireman would have to lie on a cot and wait for the sound of the horn. That was when he would have to put on his gear and race against time to connect the hoses to spray water at a target. The water was pumped through the hoses with the old fashioned hand tubs. For many years, Pepperell held the title.
    While the Firemen men were competing for their town’s fire department against the other town’s department, there was food to be eaten, Barbeque chicken, lobster, and steamers with potato salad and corn on the cob. It was always held at the town field.
    As part of my reminiscing, I am sharing a video that was created by a long-time resident of Pepperell. Bob Poulin put a lot of work into this slideshow video he made a few years back. Thank you, Bob, for making this slideshow. This video has provided many memories for me and many others.
    Enjoy the show!

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