Guess who’s back for a special appearance today? It’s the one time a year where my furry pal, my little space heater and vacuum cleaner gets the spotlight. It’s Sir Pugsley’s birthday and that means a new treat recipe is in order!
In the last year we’ve really cut out a lot of store bought treats for the dog; from recalls on dog jerky (trust me, I wasn’t thrilled that my organic brand still sourced their meat from China) and being more sensitive to what ingredients go into what foods. The pugsters treats have moved on to fruits, vegetables and the ones I make for him.
From the beginning we always gave him carrots, as soon as he hears me peeling something in the kitchen – doesn’t matter what he comes running. He assumes it’s a carrot and it’s for him. Soon after that we moved on to apples. Now we can’t eat an apple in front of him, he will get up in your face until you give him a piece. The joys of having a small dog.
Then one day, Braden was getting his breakfast ready and had a banana on the coffee table. Sir Pugsley never had any interest in it and it was still in its peel. Well lo and behold the dude grabbed on to that banana and had it dangling from his mouth! The little rascal, so we looked up to see if it was okay treat for dogs and bananas were added to the rotation. Guess what can’t be eaten in front of him now either? Yeah you guessed it.
My dog is pretty well behaved, he usually sits when you ask him to. Sometimes he will come when you call his name. Laying down happens when he knows a treat is coming is way. But food, food is another story. This dog has no self control. This is the look on his face because I took too long to give him a treat.
This is the disaster that happened after I attempted a cute photo-op with the pug and his new treats. If you can’t tell, he really likes them.
He wouldn’t even look at me to let me take a photo. He just.kept.eating. He actually stuck his head in the jar before I could take it away. I don’t even know how many treats he got, but it’s his birthday right? He deserves a little something for putting up with me sticking a hat on him every year. At least I have the benefit of knowing these treats are made with whole ingredients, no preservatives and love. 🙂