This week we're going to the dogs! I know my furbabies haven't been featured on the blog as much as they should lately - and I'm going to rectify that. Unless you're new here (in which case, WELCOME!!!) you know that I'm one of the co-chairs and founders of Little Paws Dachshund Rescue. If you asked me even five years ago if I would have two rescued dachshunds and a dachshund rescue - I would have asked what drugs you were on! But I stumbled on dog rescue one day and never looked back. Then I got involved and found people that understand me and are just as dog-crazy as I am. (P.S. LPDR's 3rd Annual Barksgiving Auction starts on Wednesday. Click HERE to view items now and bid, bid, bid when the auction starts!)
Rescue is never easy. Tears flow most days... Happy tears for the dogs we've found new homes for, sad tears for the dogs we don't have the resources to help or the ones that are just too far gone and we need let go as humanely and lovingly as we can, tears of frustration, anticipation and exhaustion. But at the end of the day, I look at Paisley & Beckett - my twin terrors; two of a litter of eight pups that wouldn't be here without rescue - and know I can do it all over again tomorrow. If you could all meet the amazing people and dogs that I get to work with and for, you'd fall in love with rescue too. I'm honored that I'm among the people that others come to with medical, behavioral or psychological problems in hopes I can help them find solutions or at least the resources to help their beloved dogs. I hope some day that rescue isn't needed...but in the meantime, I'm thankful to be the voice for some really amazing dogs.
Pupper Pumpkin Muffins
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray of your choice.
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the eggs and canola oil. Add vanilla, pureed pumpkin and water. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Using a small cookie scoop, fill each mini muffin tin to the top.
Bake for 17 - 18 minutes. Test to make sure they are done by sticking a toothpick in the center of a muffin, it should come out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes, then remove from pan and finish cooling completely.
Store in air tight container, or plastic zipper quart or sandwich bags, in refrigerator.
What's cooking in your kitchen?