Holiday treats for furry friends

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Yes, they look yummy, but hands off! They're for the dog (or cat).

By Amy Brozio-Andrews

On day three of AOA's holiday gift guide -- a little something for man's best friend.


A selection of baked pet treats from Sherry's Kitchen.

Who is it for?

Why shouldn't your pet get to join in the holiday cheer? Lord knows you have to keep them away from the lights, the tinsel (Oh god, the tinsel!), the wrapping paper, and the holiday dinner. Let them have some fun, will you?

Where can you get it?

Sherry's Kitchen, 1226 Central Ave in Albany. (518) 459-8888

How much?

Baked good for cats and dogs include carob (or yogurt) dipped bones ($0.45 each), frosted donuts ($1.50 for the small, $2.25 for the large), peanut butter cookies in a paw print box ($9.95), and bagged cheese or bacon treats ($3.95 each).

Also try:

For more pet-friendly gifts, check out Delmar's Pet Styles (316 Delaware Ave., Suite 1-2, Delmar | 518.439.3670) or Bark Avenue in Burnt Hills (810 State Route 50
Burnt Hills (518-399-PETS (7387)).

But while you're at Sherry's Kitchen, make sure you check out the list of soups and pies for people. In addition to muffin/fruit baskets and party platters, Sherry's Kitchen offers more than 70 kinds of pie in three sizes and hundreds of soups (I lost count after 200) including vegan and vegetarian options.

Find It

Sherry's Kitchen
1226 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205


Don't forget Sloppy Kisses in Saratoga too!

I've found that the best gift for a cat is simply a box.

You know that toy you bought for your cat, the one that cost 30 bucks? Yeah, well, you just bought a $30 box that the cat loves, while he/she ignores what was once inside that box.

Matt, the same is true for little kids. This year, I'm giving my 10 month old wrapping paper, wrapped in wrapping paper. I can't wait to watch him squeal with delight as he crumples it up and throws it around the room. Next year I'm going to give him the cardboard tube. Hey look, it can be used as a telescope! Or a sword! Awesome!

Junot's so big that as cute as they are, buying fancy treats seems like a waste. I want to try making my own doggie biscuits soon.

Also, I'm trying to only buy local for my Christmas gifts this year. Too bad there are so few kids on my list - they have these very cool Amish-made toys at the co-op. However, Pants is probably dead-on on that point.

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