Hello hello! October is finally here and it’s my FAVORITE month! It’s the beginning of my favorite season, Fall, Halloween (best holiday!), it’s when Kevin and I first started dating, we got married in October last year, and it’s when we adopted our wonderful puppy dog girl Lafayette on October 29th, 2013!
I can not believe it has been 3 years since this lovely Border Collie mix came into our lives. We adopted her from a shelter and she was almost 15 lbs under weight 😦 When we first met her I thought she was way too hyper and was a little frightened that we wouldn’t have time, lint roller (she’s a shedding machine), or space (can you say 1 bedroom apartment!) for such an energetic dog. We’ve gotten to know all her quirks (she’s a weenie) and her fears (thunder) and even a few health scares (she has a sensitive stomach). Yet here we are 3 years later and she’s at a healthy weight and we’re all a happy little family!
She hates the camera, she’s usually happier until I point the camera at her face, I swear!
Why Lafayette? The deal was we could get a dog (after both talking about it for almost a year) if Kevin could name her!
So for your friends with paws and as a celebration to Lafayette’s 3 year adoption anniversary, because I am a crazy dog lady……homemade dog treats! I’m gonna give you 2 ways to make your own dog treats, plus dog friendly ice cream! I make a dog cake every year for Lafayette’s birthday but that’s not until January, but I love giving her a side of dog ice cream with her cake (and dog beer!)
#1 Yogurt Banana Dog Treats
16 oz. Plain Yogurt
1 1/2 Tablespoons Penut Butter
1/2 Tablespoon Honey
1 medium Banana
Put all ingredients in blender, I suggest breaking up the banana into smaller pieces.
I only filled half the tray with this mixture and set aside the rest for the dog friendly ICE CREAM!
#2 Applesauce Cinnamon Dog Treats
1 Cup Applesauce
1 Cup Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
This recipe was inspired by Fall flavors, something like an apple pie for dogs haha.
In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients together until a thick paste forms. Place mixture in a large Ziploc bag and cut a corner. Don’t be afraid to cut a large hole, since the mixture is thick.
Slowly squeeze mixture into your silicone mold.
Doggy Ice Cream
Use left over mixture from recipe #1 Yogurt Banana Dog Treats and pour into 2 empty applesauce containers. Throw a few small dog training treats into the mixture (they’re like “chocolate chips” for doggy ice cream!)
Put the half and half silicone mold and the doggy ice cream containers in the freezer and leave overnight.
The next day you have these awesome little treats for your puppy dog!
You can even stack them up in a mason jar with a ribbon around the top! So cute and they make a great gift for any dog friends you know. They do need to stay frozen, but make for a yummy snack after a long walk.
I love my puppy dog and love spoiling her, because your dog always sees the best in you!
Hope you enjoy making these for the furry creature in your life!