The Waterval gang is the source of bucket loads of joy. Their company, unconditional love (except for food-loving and ancient Oscar),abounding energy and trust so precious. No hurt, judgement or pain caused here.

My dogs are my lifeline, even Oscar who loves to eat more than anything. I am convinced he will eat continuosly if given the chance!

Ringo(5), Milo(4), Rumi(2) our Scnauzers love Montego Karoo, and carrots and anything I dare to eat.

My patience with Oscar(15) the ancient, toothless Yorkie is tested daily. It seems that he gets a form of late afternoon dementia. Dazed and confused.

He is spoonfed and hates tinned dogfood. We cook rice, pasta, mince and veggies with a savoury sauce. The confusion he experiences causes his supper to be served in three sittings. That is we sit flat on the floor and serve spoonfuls to the old man.

Ag, but when he finishes and rolls around on his favourite carpet and falls asleep on the ottoman, my heart melts. He has the dulux paint dog jump waxed to get onto the ottoman which has us in stitches every time!

Store bought biscuits have become mighty pricy and too chewy for poor Oscar who has no teeth left. Below I am happy to share our peanutbutter biscuit recipe. Very economical and enjoyed by the gang.

Waterval gang peanut biscuit treats.

2 x 250 ml nutty wheat

15ml baking powder

250 ml smooth peanut butte ( buy the noname brand tubs. Much cheaper than bottled versions)

250 ml low fat milk

Preheat oven at 180°C

Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl. Mix milk and peanutbutter in a seperate bowl or jug. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients.

On a lightly floured surface, turn out dough and knead. Roll out to 3mm thickness and use cookie cutter of about 10mm diameter to cut out biscuits.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool well. Keep in an airtight container.

One batch keeps my gang happy for two weeks at a time.