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Just a warning: I’m going to start blowing up your inboxes and feeds this week with lots of Halloween fun. And of course, that fun couldn’t possibly exclude Stella & Milo. I mean, hello. So with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s kick things off with some Halloween Treats for Dogs, okay?
Y’all. This is one of my most favorite posts to ever share with you.
Second only to this post where I transformed my backyard into Stella & Milo’s Dog Barkery.
To say that I like to treat my dogs is an understatement. I totally acknowledge the fact that I tread lightly into crazy dog lady territory each time a holiday rolls around but honestly, I don’t think I care. Those pups function as our children, and as such, deserve to get in on some Halloween action. And what is it about dogs in costumes that is undeniably adorable?
I knew Halloween was going to go downhill quickly once I laid eyes on the bright red lobster costumes at the Home Goods grand opening. I scooped them up quicker than lightning and began my jet setting across town for all the things I would need to complete their Halloween Dog Costume extravaganza. Because if you’re going to put forth the effort into making your pup miserable by wearing a costume, then friends, go ahead and make it a full on extravaganza.
And dress up yourself.
(Milo wondering what the heck is on my head)
This is the way my brain works:
How cute is that costume? Oh my, my, my if Stella & Milo were to be matching lobsters (we’ll call them crawfish), then I could wear a chef’s jacket- monogrammed of course. I could set up the crawfish boil pot and put the Halloween treats in there and look like I was “boiling up” some Halloween treats. Of course, I’d need to monogram the pot also (I refrained). And I’d need some treats for the neighborhood dogs, too. You know, to go in the pot. YES! Done. Let’s drive around like a crazy person and make this happen.
As I was traversing around town, on my trip to the Kroger I spotted the super sale on Milk Bone, Milo’s Kitchen, Pup-Peroni & Canine Carry Outs. 2 for $5!
And not only that, but a chance to win $5,000 as well as determine your dog’s Halloween personality on the Trick or Treat Em website.
Both of my dogs were tricksters.
But I couldn’t stop by simply purchasing the dog treats.
Oh no, no, no. I had to decorate some of those Milk Bone dog treats and make them Halloween festive.
Did you know that Carob Chips are a safe “chocolate” alternative for dogs?
All natural and vegan, they melt just like chocolate chips!
You just melt, dip, then pop some “icing” polka dots on there and now you have dipped bones that to your dog, who has never had chocolate (because it’s deadly) now has a chocolately treat! Easy!
Even though carob is safe for dog consumption, I like to give it to my dogs sparingly.
Therefore, I packaged the treats with 2 of the healthier Milk Bone products, a few of the small bones, and 1 dipped bone.
Don’t want to be accused of making the neighborhood dogs chubby!
It’s the perfect addition to your snack bags to add a little bit of Halloween color without overdoing it with the dipped bones.
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tsp water
- drop of food coloring
- Whisk together the cornstarch, honey and water thoroughly in a bowl. Add a drop of food coloring (or more to get your desired coloring). A thick, paste-like mixture should form. For better control of the icing, put in a disposable squeeze bottle or paint on the icing with a small brush.
Add the name of your neighbor’s dog and you’ll be overwhelmed with how appreciative they’ll be that you took the time to think of their pet.
I’ll bet you $10 on that.
Do you have any big plans for Halloween? Do you live somewhere where they do Trick or Trunk? I’m dying to participate in a Trick or Trunk one of these days !