Onyx’s 1st Birthday!

We brought Onyx home at the end of September and he has changed our lives for the better. He is a big goof, keeps us active, and has the biggest heart. Onyx is a pure, bonafide, European Rottweiler..his dad is from Germany and his mom is from Bosnia. He is already 90 pounds of muscle and we are expecting another 20 – 30 pounds on top of that…although he is so goofy he does not seem to understand how big he truly is ——> when he comes and lays his entire body on me every morning.

He has quite the attitude, but can be a good listener…when he wants to be. He either acts like a puppy and does laps around the house, or is completely laid back and hanging out…there is no in between. He goes everywhere possible with his Dad and I…needless to say he is quite spoiled.

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Anyway, I can’t believe my baby turned 1! Onyx’s birthday was May 12th and we had a blast! I took him to our favorite beach, bought him some new toys (all American made/eco friendly of course), and gave him lots and lots of love and treats. (((His Dad and I definitely had a champagne toast in his honor as well!)))

His birthday cookie and gummy bear toy are from one of our favorite Pet Boutiques, Bone Appetite, and his bow was handmade from the pet store that we have been loyally bringing him to since we got him. We love to support local businesses whenever we can.

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I also made Onyx some homemade treats that he absolutely loved! Here are some recipes to try out…I’m sure your pup would love them too 🙂

Frozen Peanut Butter/Yogurt Bites

Ingredients:

-2 Cups plain yogurt (I used Stonyfield Organic)

-1 Cup creamy peanut butter (I used Teddie All Natural)

-1 large Ziplock bag

  • Line a cookie sheet or glass pan with parchment paper and set aside
  • Mix yogurt and peanut butter together until smooth
  • Scoop the mixture into ziplock bag. Press air out and seal. Push mixture toward one of the bottom ends of the bag, then twist upper portion, much like a frosting bag. Carefully snip one corner of the bag with scissors ***try not to make the hole too big because then the mixture will come out too quickly! I learned the hard way!
  • Use the bag to drop quarter sized dots of the mixture onto your cookie sheet.
  • Once the sheet is full, put it in your freezer for at least 30 minutes or until frozen.
  • Transfer the bites into a freezer safe container and make sure to keep them frozen
  • I ended up having to use more than one cookie sheet…this recipe makes a lot of bites…they did not all fit on one sheet***

Wheat Free Pumpkin/Chicken Biscuits

Ingredients:

-2 Chicken breasts, cooked and chopped —> I cooked them in a skillet with Coconut Oil

-1 Cup Pumpkin Puree

-1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese

-2 Cups Oat Flour

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In large bowl mis all ingredients one at a time –> make sure to mix well after each addition!!!
  • Knead dough into ball and roll onto floured surface ~ 1/2 inch thick
  • Cut with the cookie cutter of your choice on your prepared baking sheet (I got a ‘Doggy’ 3 Pack Cookie Cutter that included a dog bone, paw, and outline of a dog)
  • Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate
  • The mixture ends up being extremely sticky so I had to use a lot of extra flour***

Happy Birthday Onyx xoxo Cheers to many more!

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