We have great news! On May 20th, we brought home a little bundle of joy, an 8 weeks-old female Dalmatian called Star. Full name is Ziggy Star Barker, a play with David Bowie and Star Baker. She is feisty, sweet, and the boys accepted either very enthusiastically (Prince) or kind of reluctantly (you know who). We are thrilled to have her join our home!

Ziggy Star Barker, born March 25th, 2023 in Eldora, Iowa – Rosais Acres LLC Dalmatians and Quarter Horses

This is a little video of her meeting the boys…

The Kingdom of Tatarrax



Stay tuned for future adventures with our furry friends!


This is a very simple recipe based on peanut butter and pumpkin puree, super easy to put together, and it will receive two-paws up by the most discriminating canine palates out there. Woof, woof!

(from this site)

1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter, smooth
2 large Eggs
2 + 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
¾ Teaspoon Cinnamon

Heat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a mixer use the paddle attachment to combine the pumpkin, peanut butter, and eggs at medium-high speed. Add in the flour and cinnamon and mix until a stiff dough has formed. Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and roll out to ¼ inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut your desired shapes.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Cool on a rack.

(paws were painted with Sugarprism after baking)

Share the pup love with cookies!

to print the recipe, click here

Comments: Make sure to use peanut butter that contains only peanuts and salt, no additives. Xylitol, which is present in some brands, is very toxic for dogs, so do not use it. The classic shapes are obviously bones and paws, but you can cut in squares, even using a knife or bench scraper and it will be even easier and faster. Pups won’t mind!

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