I heard that your dog has been very good lately and deserves a treat. These Homemade Pumpkin Carrot Dog Treats are so easy and your pup is going to love them!

Homemade Pumpkin Carrot Dog Treats - your pup deserves a treat! These are so simple, healthy, and your dog is going to love them!

I ever tell you guys about the first date I went on last year where I gave the poor guy a full pitch of the cookbook I want to write one day?

One glass of wine and I got real passionate about my maybe someday in the very distant future cookbook: Booze and B*tch Biscuits, a book all about cocktails and homemade dog treats.

Amazingly, we actually ended up going out a few more times after that.

ANYWAY.

I’m all in on pumpkin.

Oh! I haven’t had my first official PSL yet. Have you? I got one from McDonald’s a couple weeks ago because I like theirs so much more than Starbucks but I feel like I need to go to Starbucks just for an Instagram picture.

You know?

Ugh.

But yeah, Homemade Pumpkin Carrot Dog Treats!

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Birthday Cake for Dogs - homemade chicken cake for your pup's birthday! With sweet potato frosting!

My favorite child turned 5 recently.

So I made her a cake of chicken and hot dogs!

That’s normal, right?

You guys get me.

So yeah, we had a party complete with hats for all the dogs and humans. And then all the dogs had cake and all the humans refused to eat the cake.

Fun times.

So the thing about baking for dogs is that they really don’t care how it tastes. My dogs will literally eat anything. Anything. But, you know, there’s still a part of me that wants them to like it. As if they’re going to tell me how much they enjoy the cake.

But anyway, for this birthday cake for dogs, I used a pound of lean ground chicken and mixed in some sliced hot dogs and an egg. For the frosting, I just cooked and mashed some sweet potatoes.

If you’ve got a pup birthday coming up soon, you should definitely make this cake!

(I’m joking about the whole favorite child thing. Kind of.)

Birthday Cake for Dogs - homemade chicken cake for your pup's birthday! With sweet potato frosting!

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Hey guys! Happy fresh start of the week!

How’d your weekend go? I spent mine watching chick flicks and making DIY indestructible dog toys from old t-shirts! In other words, my perfect weekend!

I decided to share this quick DIY today because I know there are probably a lot of crazy dog ladies like me who also have a habit of buying bright colored t-shirts that they won’t ever wear because they only wear black, white, and grey.

Yeah? You too?

So not only is this the easiest dog toy DIY but it also cleans out your closet a little bit.

You simply cut your t-shirts into thin strips. I used 3 shirts and cut 6 strips from each. And It doesn’t matter if they’re all the same size – I promise your dog won’t care.

Gather all the strips together, tie a knot on one end, and braid to the other end. Tie another knot and get ready to play.

And guess what! This is basically indestructible for your dog. My dogs are the kind of dogs that get a new toy and immediately try to destroy it. They want the squeaker out, they want to scatter the stuffing all over the house, they just want it dead.

But with this, they can’t tear it and they can’t unravel it.

The husky and the schnoxie spent hours over the weekend running around the backyard and playing tug of war with it. Which was nice because it’s still way too hot in Texas for long walks and dogs need to be active to stay healthy, just like we do.

On top of exercise, I think healthy snacks are important to my dogs overall well-being. I love these Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets because they are grain free, chicken is the first ingredients, and this may sound crazy, but I love that when I open the package, it actually smells like chicken.

That just makes me feel good about giving the pups a treat.

They are also made in small batches in Arkansas, contain no poultry by-product meal, or artificial colors, flavors,or preservatives.

The dogs love them!

If you head to Target now through October 31, you can use the Cartwheel app to receive 10% off the Purina Beyond snacks! It’s a great deal and I’ll be stocking up before the Cartwheel offer ends!

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Hey guys! How as the long weekend? I hope it was long and fabulous!  And I hope you’re as excited as I am for a short week!

First up: I have to admit that I’ve had 5 Pumpkin Spice Lattes since Friday.

Five.

It’s a problem.

I’m keeping a tally on the whiteboard in my office so I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Second: I am having the worst pumpkin baking luck.

I’ve made 3 different things and all 3 failed. Well, to be fair, the first was only a fail because I tried to photograph it in July and it’s so flippin’ hot here that the whipped cream melted literally seconds after I put it on the plate.

So I just ate it all instead of blogging about it.

The other two were total fails.

My first successful pumpkin goodie this year is this Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats recipe.

Hey, the pups are just as excited as I am about pumpkin season!

I was almost tempted to give these a try because they smelled so good when baking. I mean, pumpkin, peanut butter, cinnamon! What’s not to love? My dogs loved them and I’m sure yours will too!

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In case you aren’t following me on Instagram, we got a new puppy over the weekend! 

We weren’t planning on adopting a pup. Well, we’d briefly talked about looking for a Boxer because my husband loves them. He even had a name picked out: Boxanne. 

You gotta kind of sing it.

But then we spent a ridiculous amount of time watching our neighbor’s boxer jump on their trampoline and then sprint across their yard and throw itself at their door. Like, over and over again. Every day.

And we decided that Penelope was more than enough crazy for our house. 

But anyway, like every dedicated crazy dog lady, one of the first things I did when we moved here was follow all the local rescue groups on Facebook. Just in case. You never know when a dog will speak to your soul.

And now we have another dog.

Her name is Sofia. Like the princess. She’s a mini schnauzer/dachshund mix which is very cutely nicknamed Schnoxie. 

Bad news for Sofia though! She’s gonna have to wait until she’s a little older to have this treat I’m sharing today. 

We go through boxes and boxes of doggy ice cream every summer. I always give the pups some after walks or after the dog park because who doesn’t like ice cream on a hot day?

But that stuff is expensive. Like, super expensive. I think a box of 4 was over 4 bucks last time I bought some.  I spent around that on ingredients for this Homemade Peanut Butter Doggy Ice Cream (really just yogurt since I already keep the rest of the stuff on hand) and I have at least 20 little cups of ice cream in my freezer now. 

The dogs LOVE it. And I won’t lie, I tried it before I froze it and it was pretty tasty. 

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