We met Chris Hamilton, proprietor of Molly and Murphy Irish Dog Biscuits at the Wilton Farmer’s Market yesterday. He makes his “all natural” dog and horse biscuits himself, making several varieties, most of which contain Irish oats as a major ingredient.
One variety even contains honey and Guiness, and there is even a gluten free variety for your Celiac dog. The carrot-labeled variety contains Irish oats, honey, carrots, parsley, cinnamon, whole wheat and brown sugar as well as “other natural ingredients.”
Hamilton emphasizes that he double bakes each biscuit, but that they contain no preservatives or other artificial ingredients, although they clearly contain much more interesting ingredients than the usual commercial dog biscuits.
These are premium biscuits that we would use for special occasions, since a bag of a baker’s dozen biscuits costs $9. And while we didn’t taste them ourselves, we did enlist Wagner, our Golden Retriever in the task and he was most enthusiastic about them.
Molly is in fact Hamilton’s blonde Lab, and when we met her she, too, was quite enthused about the products. You can find Hamilton and his associates at various farmer’s markets, and you can buy the biscuits directly at Village Market, the Historical Christmas Barn, Earth Animal of Westport, Paw Print Market in Darien, and a number of other retailers. They are also available on line.
Wagner and all of us will look for them assiduously.
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