Sunday, March 31, 2013

No Bake Easy Pupcake Recipe

Anze's Mommy created her own no bake easy pupcake recipe for Anze's Easter treats.  This no bake easy pupcake recipe only uses fresh organic fruits and veggies that are Anze's favorites! Pupcakes are the nickname for the meaning of cupcakes for puppies and dogs.  Anze's Mommy previously posted an easy pupcake recipe, however that one required you to use the oven.  This one listed below, is more of a cool treat that you can put in the freezer that goes in order step by step.

As Anze is a doxiepin (part miniature pinscher and dachshund) it is important that his Mommy and Daddy keep him lean and fit.  Most dachshunds tend to have back problems when they get older as they are very long in diameter, while they also have big heavy chests.  Therefore, if you feed dachshunds table food scraps and non-healthy foods and treats, they can tend to be overweight and that is not good for their health and bodies. Anze only gets fruits and vegetables as a treat (in moderation) and he seems to love them.

This little doxiepin's favorite fruits and vegetable are in the picture below which are the entire ingredients in this pupcake recipe.

INGREDIENTS: small handful of blueberries, a few green beans, 1-2 carrots, 1 banana, 1-2 avocados, 1 cucumber and 1 apple.

First step, wash all the fruits and veggies under warm water to make sure you are working with clean fruits and vegetables.

Next step, unwrap and peel the banana and break it up into several chunks in a big bowl. 

Peel the cucumber so you don't have the hard skin on the outside.
Then cut up and mince cucumber very fine.
Make sure you chop cucumber fine and there are no big chunks.

This is Anze's favorite treat to eat. He will do ANYTHING for a slice of cucumber.  

He was being such a good boy - not knowing he had a surprise coming - his Mommy gave him a slice of cucumber. *HAPPY BOY* 

Then add the freshly chopped peeled cucumber into the bowl with the banana. 

Now cut the ends off the green beans and chop them into small little pieces.  Make sure they are small enough slices to where they will mix nicely and won't be too big to where your dog can choke.

Then add the finely chopped green beans into the bowl with the chopped cucumber and banana.

Next take the pre-washed small handful of blueberries and chop them up as well. Anze's Mommy found that it was easier to squeeze them with her fingers and kind of pull them apart, rather than using a knife to try to cut them. 

Then add the smashed blueberries into the bowl with the chopped green beans, chopped cucumber and banana. 

Anze loves blueberries. He goes crazy over them. He loves to get them in his mouth and squeeze and eat the juice out of them. They are always such a good treat. 

Next chop up half of an apple and blend it together.  You can add a few teaspoons of water if your blender needs it to better blend the apples into a liquid texture.  

Typically, if Anze's Mommy is giving him a little piece of apple, she will take the skin off of it just to make sure he does not choke. However, as she is going to be blending this very well, she left the skin on. 

It's blending time! LOVE = Magic Bullet! 

The little chunks of apple are now blended into a chunky kind of liquid consistency. 

Now add the blended apple to the smashed blueberries, chopped green beans, chopped cucumber and banana. 

Then the fun part comes in and you mix all the ingredients together. Anze's Mommy started off using a spoon, but to break up the chunks of the banana, she had to use her hands.  Then when she was using her hands, she found it was just easier to mix all the ingredients by hand.  She also felt around for any pieces of the ingredients that were too big that she felt Anze may possibly be able to choke on.

Next, take out a baking cupcake pan and some wax paper. 

Mold the wax paper to easily fit in the holes of the cupcake baking pan. 
Next, grab a scooper or spoon and measure enough to fill one of the holes in the cupcake baking pan. 
Then start filling the holes. 

If you find that the texture if a little watery- or you notice too much liquid run off, you can try to drain it as much as possible.

Out of the ingredients above, Anze's Mommy was able to make 6 pupcakes and fill 6 of the cupcake holes. 
Next once they are done, you can put them in the freezer to harden together. 
Anze's Mommy left hers in the freezer for about an hour and a half.
Depending on how cold your freezer is, you can leave them in for shorter or longer. 

If you decide to leave in the freezer for longer periods of time, that's fine, just make sure that you thaw the pupcake out before you serve it to your dog, that way they aren't just chewing on a big piece of ice frozen fruits and vegetable ball.  
*Although some dogs may like ice cubes, it is still recommend thawing out so they don't choke.

While they are in the freezer, take the next step and peel the carrots and save the peelings.  Then finely chop the peelings into little short strands so they can be used as sprinkles for the top of the pupcake. 

Ta-da! Now you have carrot sprinkles. You can put your carrot sprinkles in the refrigerator while you are waiting for the pupcakes to freeze. 

Once the pupcakes are ready, you can put them in a cupcake liner (for decoration only - Make sure you remove when you go to give to your dog so they don't eat the paper) and then put a little sliver of the avocado on top.  You can smear the avocado on with a butter spreading knife or you can just use your fingers. 

Then take your carrot sprinkles and sprinkle them on top of the pupcake. 
Anze's Mommy was quite impressed to see how well this NO BAKE pupcake recipe was so easy to make as she just created it from scratch.  She just complied everything healthy that Anze enjoys to snack on from time to time and mixed it all together.  

Now the big test, was to see whether or not Anze the doxiepin was going to like this new cold treat. 

Anze's Mommy called his name and he was approaching.. (you can see his little feet in the doorway) 

He has no clue what his Mommy has for him and is anxiously waiting while she takes a picture..

Anze's Mommy removed the cupcake holder wrapping and put it down on the floor for him to eat.  
Anze literally gasped in surprise as he took a sniff and realized that his Mommy just made him pupcakes!  He hasn't had a pupcake since Halloween!!

He's so happy! He just wants to dig in and chow down! 

Anze's Mommy was happy he was getting his daily dose of fruits and vegetables. 

Anze loves pupcakes.  He would eat pupcakes all day if his Mommy would let him. 

Nom- nom- nom - nom - nom!

Last bite!

All gone!!!

Anze wants another one..... PLEASEEEEEEEE... 

Anze's Mommy was so glad that Anze the doxiepin enjoyed his Mommy's new no bake easy to make pupcake recipe. He is happy that she is sharing this recipe with his favorite fruits in vegetables so that other dogs may get to share in this wonderful treat.  It's perfect for a nice cold treat for the summer time! 

Anze's Mommy saved the rest of the pupcakes in the freezer for another time.. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Doxiepin Easter Bunny Dog

Anze is the doxiepin Easter bunny dog who is celebrating his first Easter.  He looked so cute with his easter bunny ears on.  Anze went and sat down just perfect (as he may have remembered from his Christmas photo shoot).  He wasn't as excited to wear his Easter bunny ears though.  As this little doxiepin has such a small head, the Easter bunny ears were too big.  Anze's Daddy had to bend the headband on the ears so they could fit snug on his head.

Awww such a cute doxiepin Easter bunny dog.  
Anze's Mommy got him blue bunny ears as Easter tends to be surrounded with girly pink and purple colors, and she wanted to make sure she protected his masculinity.  The blue Easter bunny ears fit so snug on his head. - Thanks to his Daddy's special bending of the headband techniques.

Such a good boy posing for the camera. 
Anze likes to respond when we call his name, we say his favorite words "treat", "Grandma/Grandpa", "Uncle Ryan", "walk" and make smooching kissing noises.  Since Anze was being such a good boy, his Mommy and Daddy kept rewarding him with treats.  

After all the excitement and a belly full of treats, Anze did not want to be the Easter bunny anymore. He had enough picture taking and bunny ear wearing for the night. He was not a happy camper. 

This is a video clip of Anze confirming to his Mommy that he is no longer willing to cooperate and participate in being the Easter bunny dog.  This little doxiepin was DONE!! He didn't even respond to a treat.. 

As Anze was such an unhappy little doxiepin with the bunny ears on, his Mommy took his bunny ears off of him and then became a happy little dog.  He was so happy laying by the warm aquatic glassel fireplace that he stretched out and relaxed. 

Anze was relaxing and stretching out until he accidentally kicked the blue Easter egg with his little foot. 
He then got up to investigate what he had just done.
Anze watched the blue Easter egg spin and move.. 

Anze took the blue Easter egg back to his sitting area and kept it close for safe keeping. 

Anze is such a happy little doxiepin getting to celebrate his first Easter! 
Yayy for Anze my festive little Easter bunny dog!

Doxiepin Plays At The Dog Park

Anze the doxiepin loves to play at the dog park.  Here are some pictures of the little doxiepin playing with his friends at the dog park. Anze loves to stick his head out the window on the way to the dog park.  He loves smelling all the fresh air and wind flapping through his ears.  His Mommy and Daddy always make sure that he is secure in his seat so he doesn't fall or jump out of the window before driving.

When Anze gets out of the car, he starts hopping and yipping in excitement because he knows he's about to get to go inside the dog park and play and run around with the other dogs.  Anze always goes into the right side of the fence which is meant for only little dogs to play.  The left side the of fence is meant for big dogs.  This helps create an environment for the little dogs to play and feel safe, while the big dogs get to run around freely without having to worry about trampling over and hurting the little dogs, especially little doxiepins like Anze. 

Anze was so happy he got to see his friend Luigi.  This little doxiepin and miniature Italian greyhound play so well together.  Luigi is one of Anze's best friends. They love to play together and go explore the dog park together.  They are two partners in crime. But good crime, of course, since they are both good boys! Luigi and Anze have each other backs. If other dogs want to play with them, they will go and play, but they will always come back to each other to check in with each other. 

BFF kisses! = This is how they show their love and affection, kind of like their secret dog handshake.  

There's Luigi's Mommy playing with them. 

Happy little doxiepin playing at the dog park. 

Anze and Luigi were so sad because they didn't want to leave.  They were having so much fun together.  But Anze will get to play with Luigi again soon. They wanted to take family pictures before they left since they had such a great time.

Family photo! Anze (cutest doxiepin ever) with his Mommy and Daddy. Easter is tomorrow! 

Luigi and his Mommy!