Friday, 23 August 2019

{RECIPE} Beef and Carrot Meatball Puppy Party Snacks


I have a tendency to go a bit (just a wee little bit...) overboard on birthdays. Haha! My package of beef was bigger than needed for the turf layer of the Surf'n'Turf  Dog Birthday Cake and I already had pre-cooked ground beef on hand in the freezer so in an effort to be slightly practical, I baked dog-friendly meatballs with the extra beef instead.  Meatballs are quick to make, easy to handle/serve, freezer friendly, and can be defrosted as individual extra special treats or to top/crumble onto food. Since carrots are Humphrey's favourite veggie, I included some grated carrot in his birthday meatball mix.

{RECIPE} Fish Bone Dog Treats (Made with Fresh Fish)


When I make fish treats, I usually use a water-packed tinned fish for dough and fresh fish for special treats like jerky, but since I already had a fishy food processor to clean and more fish than was needed for the surf layer of the Surf'n'Turf Dog Birthday Cake, I decided to experiment. When I use meat/fish in baked treats, it's also usually already in ready to serve form, whether tinned or precooked and chopped, so I adjusted my baking methods somewhat for these treats to cook a little longer and slower than my usual quick bake and (optional) then dehydrate. 

Thursday, 22 August 2019

DIY Squeaky Sprinkle Cake "Birthday Bonenut" Bone Dog Toys


Humphrey loves his squeakies and it has been a while since I made a new stuffed toy for his toy stash, so for his birthday I made two new little softies shaped like bone birthday cakes with rainbow sprinkles. They were nicknamed "bonenuts" for looking like sprinkle donuts in bone shape. Hehehe... They're a cross between Humphrey's old Love Bone and his monogram H donut toy, and he was a very happy little birthday boy with new toys.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

DIY Personalised Dog Party (or Anytime!) Bandanas


Oh those faces! I love these two cuties to bits, but like most siblings, they are suitably unimpressed when Mom dresses then in matching outfits for a posed photo. Haha! I refer to them as milestone mugshots. Our boys still have their reversible birthday bandanas (love these!), but I made new any-occasion personalised bandanas and created an extra for Humphrey's new little (no longer so little) bestie, puppy pal Cooper.