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  • by Chiquita Lee

Broken Hearted: An Occasion to be Celebrated

"You have a new love now," said the brother of the girl.

"What do you mean by that," wondered the girl. How can my brother say something so insensitive,

she thought to herself.

"I mean the dog," the brother chimed in as though he could read her mind like I do. I guess they were

referring to me. I was only 3 months old at the time.

Broken Hearts Doggie Biscuits

3 cups of flour

1/3 c. low sodium bouillon powder

1 teaspoon Red Food Coloring

1 cup warm water

2 eggs

Use the broken heart cookie-cutter provided with my cookbook. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the dry ingredients. Slowly add in the wet ingredients. Roll dough on a floured surface. Roll dough to 1/4" thickness. Cut dough with cookie-cutter. Bake for 15 minutes or until the backsides of the cookies are golden brown. For crunchier snacks, turn off the oven and leave the biscuits overnight.

Over the years, I have heard more than my share of broken-hearted stories. One of my favorite questions is, "do you think we can still be friends?" To which I want to reply, "why would you want to be friends? Either he did something to you, or you did something to him. Broken hearts is an occasional to be celebrated. You learn the most when you're broken hearted. You find out what you don't want. Without broken hearts, there would be no Valentines Day. They are precisely those hurtful things, events, people that guide and make you a better, stronger person.

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