Hi everyone! Welcome to Smarty Sunday, the feature of this blog where I show you something smart, like a book review, cool website, or news story about pets!
Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, Mama and I thought we'd show you how to make some delicious ice cream treats for pets.
We did some research online and found a couple different recipes, but we adapted this one for what we had around the house.
Mama found this heart shaped ice cube tray at Dollar Tree and she thought it would be perfect for our Valentine's Day treats! You don't need to use a heart shaped tray, if you don't have one. A regular ice cube tray would be fine.
"Uh.... what are you up to, Mama? Making anything good for me?"
"No, Lily, nothing at all. Scamper away and bark at the vacuum cleaner or something."
You will also need peanut butter, and yogurt. One variation is to use plain or vanilla yogurt, and add in mashed bananas. We are fresh out of bananas... and Trixie and Lily don't really like bananas anyway... so our Mama used strawberry banana yogurt. It doesn't really matter what peanut butter you use. Grampa loves Peter Pan, but I hear that choosy moms choose JIF, and that for good nutrition its hard to beat Skippy, and of course the regular store brand is probably fine too! Mama likes Dannon yogurt because they are having a contest where the foil on top of the yogurt has a letter on it, and if you collect the right letters to spell certain words, you win prizes. Mama is such a sucker for that kind of thing! But really, use whatever brand of yogurt you like. We've also read that some people like to add honey!
Mix some of the yogurt in with a few spoonfuls of peanut butter. The amounts are not exact. Our Mama used about half a carton of yogurt, and three spoonfuls of peanut butter. You might need to use more of each, if you are making more, of course!
Now, all you have to do is spoon the mixture into the little compartments.
It might be a good idea to label the treats, so the humans know not to eat them. (Everything in the treats is okay for humans to eat... but do we want them to eat our treat? No way! Its ours! So, tell your human to label it!)
Finally, put them into the freezer! When they are frozen, they're ready to be enjoyed!
We can't wait to eat our delicious Valentine's Treats! I know Trixie and Lily will love them! I am not sure if I am a big fan of peanut butter, myself, but I'll find out. Mama said, fi I don't like it, she'll sneak me some tuna instead. :)
Happy Smarty Sunday, everyone!