Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to work from the WordPress Daily Prompt. Today’s prompt is:
Hmmm…. that’s an interesting question. I don’t want to take it myself and I assume that those who opinions matter to me are being truthful (a bit Pollyanna-ish, but that’s how I like it) so I don’t want to give it to them.
I know! I’ll give it to Hobie the Wonder Dog! I can never tell what that little brown beast is thinking. Here’s my chance!
But how to get Truth Serum into a dog. I’m not worried about the informed consent thing — he’s a dog. He’s not really food motivated, but the occasional treat does seem to make his day, so I think I’ll make a batch of no-bake dog treats and get it in him that way.
Hobie is rather particular for a dog. He chews everything very well but doesn’t like things that are overly crunchy. No Milk Bones for him. He’s OK with soft foods so a no-bake soft treat would be just the thing to hide a truth serum. I also won’t have to worry that the serum was destroyed by the heat of baking. The point of this is to get the truth serum in, right?
I looked online for some likely recipes and I’ve come up with something that I think might work. I’m basing it on the recipes that I found here and here. The basic ingredients are oats, peanut butter and pumpkin. One recipe adds cinnamon — I think I’ll add it because it will just make them that much tastier (and might help hide the taste of the truth serum.)
The Best No-Bake Dog Treats
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats, Divided
2 Tbl Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tbl Water (or Truth Serum)
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbl Pumpkin Puree
Add 1/2 cup of oats to the mini food processor and grind to a coarse powder. Put the ground oats in a bowl and set aside.
Add the other 1/2 cup oats to the mini food processor and grind as before. Add the peanut butter, water (or truth serum), cinnamon and pumpkin to the ground oats and pulse until it is a nice paste. Using a spatula, stir it a bit more to smooth it all out. Roll into balls about 1 inch across — I used a mini scoop to make them even. Roll the balls in the reserved ground oats. Store refrigerated.
Feed to the dog and wait to see what he says.