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Shepard’s Pie for Snuffs’ Birthday!

30 Apr

Apr 30th, 2011

We didn’t hold birthday parties like many dog-owners would do for their precious dogs. We spent the day with Snuffs just like any other day but we decided to make her something special for dinner… Shepard’s Pie! The pooch’s version… that is NO SALT!

The regular human Shepard’s Pie is made with beef but we wanted to give Snuffs something better, so we substitute beef for lamb. I don’t really like the taste of frozen mixed veg even for my own consumption. Somehow they have this weird taste that doesn’t taste like the “real” vegetables. Since I swear by using everything as fresh as possible, instead of the convenience of frozen veg, we used fresh carrots, sugar peas and corns from the cob.

For the mashed potatoes, we used some milk and olive oil to give it a nice smooth texture and fragrant. Not all dogs are lactose-intolerant. Snuffy has been drinking milk since she was few months old. We fed her regular full cream milk right from the beginning and she was totally fine. No signs of lactose-intolerance and milk has become a daily supper before bedtime and she’s loving every drop of it! So, not all dogs are lactose-intolerant especially if you start young. They will get used to it.

Snuffy’s birthday meal still includes 1/2 a serving of her usual kibbles with a third of the pie. That should give her the nutrients that she needs on top of the yummi-licious sheppie’s pie as a bonus. She definitely loved the Shepard’s pie as we could tell by the speed she finished everything. She may like it a lot and we are definitely happy to see that she enjoys the treat we made specially for her; but this won’t be on the regular menu as the carbs from the spuds will give her weight problem… so, it shall remain a special treat once in a while!

* sorry guys… we do not offer Shepard’s Pie at this point… solely for Snuffy’s consumption only…

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