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Honey, our beagle, is a true pack hound. She always wants to be with her family and wants to participate in whatever we are doing. This is a feeling that is reciprocated by both Dan and I. When we go for a walk, she goes for a walk. When we lay on the couch and watch TV, she lays on the couch under a blanket and “watches” TV. However, we obviously have to draw the line somewhere, after all, she IS a dog. We’ve drawn this line when it comes to food.
When we are making dinner, she is constantly underfoot in hopes that we will drop something she can quickly grab. This rarely happens since we don’t like to feed her human food, but that doesn’t stop her from trying! This is why I was excited to find these new Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Dog Treats. They look a lot like human food, have no corn, wheat, meat by-products or artificial flavors. Plus, the first ingredient is real U.S. farm-raised beef or chicken. I bought mine on Chewy.com, but you can also find them on Amazon or wherever you shop for your groceries.
Honey’s favorite so far is the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Deli Cuts. They look like cut up pepperoni. My favorite (even though I’m not eating them, lol) is the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Pawsta. Just look at how cute they are…
Of course, edible treats aren’t the only way we like to treat Honey. She gets plenty of kisses, belly rubs, and I’ve even made her very own blanket!
How to make a no-sew fleece blanket
You may have seen a no-sew fleece blanket before or made one of your own. They usually have “fringe” on all sides that have knots in them. These bulky knots can be a bit annoying if you are laying on them, and I didn’t want Honey to have this issue. I found an alternative way to make them and the blanket turns out much flatter and doesn’t have the annoying knots!
Supplies I used for dog blanket:
- 1.5 yards print fleece* (shop dog print fleece on Etsy | Walmart | Amazon)
- 1.5 yards solid fleece*
- Cardboard cut to 4″x4″
* Use the same size for a toddler blanket. Use 2 yards for an adult blanket and 1 yard for an infant blanket.
Step 1: Arrange the printed fleece fabric on top of the solid fabric making sure that edges line up with one another. Do not pull too tightly on the fabric or it won’t line up properly on all sides.
Step 2: Cut both pieces of fleece to 1.5 yards square making sure to trim any rough edges.
Step 3: Place the 4″x4″ piece of cardboard on one corner and use as a guide to cut both pieces of fleece around it. Repeat for all corners.
Step 4: Cut 4″ long strips along one side of the fleece. Make each strip around 1.5″ wide.
Step 5: Flip the strips up.
Step 6: Cut a small slit in each strip making sure to cut through both pieces of fabric.
Step 7: Take the ends of the strip and tuck them through the slit you just cut.
Step 8: Pull the strips through tightly so they lay flat.
Step 9: Repeat steps 5-8 around all four sides of the fleece.
Now your dog can enjoy her Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats while laying on her new blanket and not have to deal with any bulky knots!
Note: Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Please watch your dog to ensure Nutrish treats are thoroughly chewed before swallowing. Break into small pieces for smaller dogs.
How do you treat your dog? Have you tried these new treats yet?