My hubby and I took our four Westies, Blanche, Keely, Ambrose and Oliver, to Central Bark indoor dog day care center in Edina, MN, yesterday for a Winter-Weary Westie party with about 50 other cute pooches of that marvelous breed. Much butt-sniffing fun was had by all the four-leggeds. (The humans, wisely, refrained from such interaction.) Everyone was asked to bring a pet-food donation for The Pet Project, and we wound up with a small truckload full! (The Pet Project is one of my favorite nonprofits because it supplies local food shelves with pet food and products so that owners who are facing tough financial times won’t have to lose their beloved animal family members. There’s no question but that everything you donate goes directly to needful animals. I’d just had my birthday party two days previous and had asked friends to do a similar donation in lieu of gifts for me, so we hauled over all of that as our donation at Central Bark.) While at the Westie party, one of the other pet parents brought out a healthful frozen dog treat that the pooches went bonkers for. I begged her for the recipe, which she kindly shared, below. Thanks so much!—Sid

Tasty Terrier Treats *

Combine and mix all of the following ingredients either by hand, in a blender or in a food processor:

1 qt. vanilla (or plain) yogurt

1/2 c. peanut butter

1/4 c. honey

1 ripe banana

Pour mixture evenly into a 9×13 cake pan, cover with foil and freeze overnight. Cut into little squares and store in the freezer in a Ziplock bag or Tupperware-type container.

* Edible by people and all other dog breeds as well.

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