We’ve been dog sitting for some good friends this week. And as much as I don’t like dogs, this one is quite well-behaved. So far, my only beef with him is that he has a talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Like, in the kitchen doorway when we’re trying to bring in groceries, or in the middle of the kitchen when we’re trying to cook dinner.
If he were little, it might not be bad, but as a full-sized collie, he’s a little large to just nudge out-of-the-way. It would be a lot of nudging.
Anyway, we were supposed to give him his heart medicine this week. But wrapping it in great gobs of peanut butter didn’t work so well.
So this morning, I dug the pill out of the goop, and ventured into the unknown.
Growing up, I’ve administered lots of pills to dogs over the years. At my parents house there are currently still three. Two border collies and a mutt. None of them exceptionally big, but big enough.
Suffice to say, I had serious second thoughts about administering this pill when I stuck my hand in this dog’s mouth. He has a LOT of teeth. For some reason, I remember being able to get past all the teeth if you do this right… I never found that point. His teeth just kept going, and getting sharper.
He also wasn’t real happy with me sticking my fingers down his throat.
BUT! I escaped with all my fingers still intact, and he got away with a healthier heart.
They were very good.
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup milk
1 egg beaten
4 tbsp butter melted
Pre-heat oven to 425*. Line muffin tins with paper cups or grease well.
Mix all dry ingredients.
Add in wet and fruit, and stir just until combined.
Spoon batter into muffin cups until about 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.