Thursday, March 24, 2016

'But above all I am besotted by dogs.'

Questions we ask in many phases of our lives are connected to love. If we are lucky enough we ask parents in very early stages of our lives how much they love us. The answer much or very much is usually not satisfying as in our small heads we need exact, measurable answer. We need to know exactly in grams or in kilometers how much is much or very much. To the Moon and back was and still is one of my favorite answers.
Two years ago four legged, furry companion who we named Ito joined our so called human community. She changed our daily routine in the best imaginable way. She jumps up on all four legs and very often walks on two. We met on a street and saw each other few more times until one Saturday morning we walked home together. My mother has a theory that she ran away from the circus.
Ito is very charming and funny. Each morning around seven she jumps into bed and starts talking. She has different voices but the morning one tells she is ready to go out and sniff a day. Ito thought us to think less and observe more and to go usually where she drags us. It makes me happy when she runs madly from one room to the other and smiles with her pinkish tong out, when she wags with her palm tree like tail or when she rolls on the floor. Ito likes body lotions, soaps, creams and used paper tissues. Once, she grabbed a soap and we waited in fear for bubbles to replace barking. She is the only person whose snoring makes me calm.
I love her unconditionally and I know she feels the same about food.  

homemade tree ingredients cookies
one big banana
two heaped table spoons of peanut butter
about 2 cups of oats flour (uncooked oats blended in a food processor or blender) 

In a bowl mash the banana with a fork and add peanut butter and beat until you have smooth mixture. Keep adding the flour to create the dough. Don't use all the flour at once, keep adding in batches so you end up with the dough that is not sticky but combined and ready to be rolled out. 
Flour the surface and roll the dough out. Cut the dough into desired shapes and place cookies on parchment paper.
Bake cookies in the preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for 15 minutes.
Recipe adopted from homemade peanut butter banana dog treats.