Maryland Girl Bakes Cookies for Homeless Dogs
What a caring family! Look for great things in the future from this young lady!
This holiday news comes from the Frederick News-Post.
Student-made cookies a tail-wagging delight for dogs
By Kate Leckie
FREDERICK -- Students in Jeri Holmes' West Frederick Middle School life skills classes baked cookies last week as Christmas gifts.
Over the weekend, eighth-grader Corrina Secula delivered them to the enthusiastic recipients -- and the dogs at the Frederick County animal shelter wagged their tails with delight.
The idea to make cookies for canines left homeless at the holidays began with 13-year-old Corrina.
Since August, she and her father, Jim, have spent Saturdays volunteering at the shelter.
When she learned that Ms. Holmes' class needed to come up with a plan for a group cooking project, Corrina remembered a recipe she'd squirreled away with her cockapoo, Snickers, in mind.
Corrina's mother, Monique, said the "peanut butter bones" were flour-based concoctions of whole wheat, rye, rice and white flour. Dry yeast, warm water, mashed potatoes, milk, eggs, molasses and chicken stock round out the ingredients.
So far, about 55 dogs at the Frederick County Division of Animal Control have devoured the treats cut in the shapes of candy canes and Christmas trees.
"The dogs all seemed to like them," Ms. Secula said.
More cookies will be doled out in the days to come as the New Year approaches.