Hey y’all! Sorry this post is coming to you so late. I usually have my posts up by 10 AM, but I’ve been super busy lately with the holidays and festivities surrounding it. I’m hoping to get my sh*t together more for blogging in the new year.
Today’s post is all about my Pomchi (Pomeranian/Chihuahua), Meeko! He turned 5 on 11/29, and Alejandro and I spoiled him big time. Even though we have 3 dogs that we love very much, Meeko is definitely the most spoiled out of all of them. He was our first dog together and he helped raise the other two dogs. Not only that, but he’s our indoor dog, so we spend more time with him while our big girls run around in the backyard.
Here’s some background on Meeko. While I was completing my internships for OT school, I was living in San Diego by myself (Alejandro stayed in the Bay Area to go to school). My first rotation was at UCSD Medical Center. One of the CNA’s dogs just had puppies and she was trying to find homes for them. Since I was alone in my apartment, she asked me if I wanted a puppy to keep me company. I was honestly hesitant at first, but gave in. I don’t regret taking in Meeko at all. The CNA’s son had initially named him Po, like the panda from Kung Fu Panda, but with me being a Disnerd, I changed his name to Meeko, like the raccoon from Pocahontas. Meeko and I instantly bonded and he’s been a huge part of my life since.
For his birthday, I started off the day with lots of cuddle time. He loves hugs and kisses and can never get enough. For breakfast, I served him Blue Buffalo’s Santa Stew. Usually, Meeko isn’t one to eat all of his food in one sitting. He grazes throughout the day, but not with this! He scarfed that food down like his life depended on it! As soon as Alejandro and I came home from work, we spent a lot of time with Meeko and served him his Birthday Pupsicle.
So, what is this Birthday Pupsicle you ask? Well, it’s just a really simple, frozen treat recipe you can give your dogs for their birthday! It’s in the shape of a cupcake, and with the treat sticking out of the middle, it looks like there’s a candle on it. Continue reading for the recipe.
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 bone-shaped dog treat (I used Milk Bone)
1) Combine Greek yogurt and peanut butter together until smooth.
2) Mash banana and mix in with yogurt and peanut butter.
3) Pour mixture into muffin tin and place dog treat in the middle sticking up.
4) Freeze for at least one hour.
5) Serve to your pup and watch them enjoy!
We celebrate our dogs’ birthdays as a whole family, so I made this treat for the girls as well. All 3 dogs loved their pupsicles! If you try this recipe out, let me know in the comments!