Thursday, June 27, 2013

Puppy Party!

Today was Bear's and Binky's second birthday and I may have gone a little overboard with the celebration. I'm definitely a crazy dog lady. I know many people think it's weird that I'm so into my dogs, but I just don't care. My dogs make me really happy and I'm pretty sure my dogs are really happy too. They are so ridiculously loved and well-cared for and I just don't see how that's a bad thing. That said, if you don't own any pets, you may want to proceed with caution! And be thankful that I didn't try to top last year's Harry Potter themed 1st birthday party which had invitations and a "Potions Class" ice cream sundae bar.

After wishing them both a very happy birthday this morning, I tied their special birthday boy ribbons onto their collars.
Bear in his birthday ribbon.
Binky testing out his birthday hat.
Next, we made them each a hard-boiled egg for breakfast. They love eggs, especially Bear. As soon as someone takes an egg out of the refrigerator, Bear can smell it and runs straight to the kitchen. Then he lays under the breakfast bar hoping for some crumbs. We've been promising them they could have an egg for their birthday, so that's what we did. Binky gets more excited about cereal which I think is a little weird for a dog, but he heard me open the box so I gave him so corn flakes too.

Birthday eggs
After dinner, it was time to open presents! Yes, of course, I bought them presents. However, I was really surprised when our roommates (my BIL's SILs are living with us for a little bit) brought out two gift bags for them. These girls are so sweet and they take such good care of Binky and Bear. We are so lucky to have them. Binky and Bear are two of the most spoiled dogs in the world.
My boys. They're so focused because Seth is holding a treat in front of the camera.
I also made so home made "Frosty Paws" frozen treats for them. THIS was the recipe I planned to use, but I didn't think I needed 32 ounces of dog ice cream. Instead I used:

2 6 oz. containers of plain fat free yogurt
1/2 a ripe banana
2 Tbsp peanut butter

I mixed everything together and then put it back into the yogurt containers, covered it with plastic wrap and stuck them in the freezer. This afternoon I took them out of the freezer and put them in the refrigerator so it would be easier to pop them out of the container. We only used one treat and split it between them because I'm not sure how their stomachs will handle it. They definitely loved the taste though! 

It was a really fun day for me. I love to find any excuse to celebrate. Even Seth had a great day and he didn't give me hard time about it at all. He likes to tease me about being too obsessed with the dogs, but I hear him talking to them when he thinks no one is listening. He's a crazy dog guy too. Obviously, Binky and Bear had no idea what was going on but I know they loved all of their treats and new toys. These guys rule.

Yes. I'm a freak. So what?


  1. Love it! I'm a crazy dog lady too and your babies are adorable!!

  2. Those pups are too cute, no wonder you can't help but spoil them! Glad you enjoyed the day!

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    1. Thank you! I think they're pretty handsome too :)