A Birthday and Rejoicing Sunday!

Yesterday was Rejoicing Sunday at Church. I didn’t go to church — The Mom Person told me all about it. When I was a guide dog puppy, I went to church. It was a really nice place to go. It was warm and cozy under the pews amongst the feet. They sang nice lullabies. And the Priest had a soothing, hummy voice. I’ve been told that I snored a lot and everybody thought that was funny.

Anyway, I missed Rejoicing Sunday at Church. But yesterday was also my Birthday!! So we had a Rejoicing Sunday at Home! The Mom Person made pumpkin Frosty Paws. ( A recipe for Frosty Paws is in a previous post ) They were YUMMY!!!!

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I LOVE Frosty Paws!!  Then I got to open some presents!! I LOVE presents! And guess what I got?! A Rabbit!! I’ve been wanting a Rabbit! And there it was!! My very own! And it made squeaky noises!

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But Walker wanted to play with my Rabbit, too! So he decided to trade for his giraffe. Just like that!walker

So, I let him play with it for just a little bit. It was Rejoicing Sunday after all.

Then before we went to bed, The Mom Person read me some Winnie the Pooh. That Pooh Bear is always Rejoicing!  We read Eeyore Has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents from the book Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. The Mom Person has lots of different Pooh books. She loves Winnie the Pooh! The one we read from is The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh. It was published in 1994 by Dutton Children’s Books.

In the story about Eeyore’s birthday, Gloomy Eeyore is sad because no one knows that it’s his birthday. And he has no presents or cake or anything. He tells all this to Pooh who then feels very sad for Eeyore and decides to take care of the matter. So he goes home to find a present for Eeyore. He decides to give him one of his pots of Honey. When he tells Piglet about the situation, Piglet decides to give Eeyore his big red balloon and runs home to get it.

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While Pooh is going back to Eeyore with the pot of honey, he gets hungry and sits down to eat the honey! Then he’s sorry that he ate the honey he was going to give to Eeyore, but decides that a Pot to Put Things In will be nice too.

Meanwhile, Piglet is running to Eeyore with his balloon and falls and pops the balloon. But decides to give the popped balloon to Eeyore anyway. And it turns out that Eeyore is very happy to have a Pot To Put Things In and a small popped balloon to put in it! So everybody Rejoices!!

I hope you have a Joyful Monday! I’m going to be playing with my Rabbit!!

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Birthdays and Frosty Paws!

Yum! Yum! Yum!

My friend Romeo had a birthday! He’s now 7 years old. In “dog years” that’s about 50! ( The kids I meet ALWAYS want to know how old I am in “dog years” – why is that?) For his birthday he got some really good toys. He is very happy about his new toys, but doesn’t want to share any of them. But he will share his Frosty Paws that my Mom Person made to celebrate his big day. We love, love, love Frosty Paws. And I have convinced my Mom Person to share the recipe. Her recipe came from her friend Mary many years ago. We are grateful to Mary for letting us in on it all.

Frosty Paws

1 big tub of plain nonfat yogurt
2 or 3 ripe bananas mashed
2 jars of turkey baby food
2 small containers of applesauce
some peanut butter sometimes

We save single serving applesauce and fruit containers to put this yummy mix in. You could also put it in ice trays and make little cubes.
Just mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and freeze.
The boys in our family like to lick, lick, lick. I lick for a bit, then pop it out of the bowl and chomp it. Yummmmmmy!!!


There are some good cookbooks for dogs as well, if you’d like to check them out!

The Three Dog Bakery Cookbook by Mark Beckloff & Dan Dye
The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook by Liz Palika
The Doggy Bone Cookbook by Michele Bledsoe

Check your local library and show your dog how much you love them!!!