Happy Birthday Lola: Easy Frozen Dog Treats and Too Pooped to Party!

Lola turned 1 and celebrated her birthday this week!


It seems like it was just yesterday when we brought her home.

We feel so lucky to have found her. She’s a such sweet girl and has grown up so fast!

And she loves a boat ride!

I found this dog birthday crown on Amazon that comes with numbers to celebrate each birthday . . .

She learned at an early age (and from Gracie) to wear something in her hair and to pose for the camera. . .

I’ve said this before, but for such a happy little dog, she takes posing for photos very seriously . . .especially when there are treats involved!

{ Please excuse all the hair in her eyes, she gets a hair cut next week 🐾}

Frozen blueberries are one of Lola’s favorite treats. . . she has some every morning when I make smoothies.

It’s been so hot the past few weeks with 90 degree temps that frozen treats are the perfect birthday treat, no baking required! I used the same method as with my Star-Spangled Frozen Berry Dog Treats, just a two ingredients, a blender, and silicone molds  or ice cube trays.

Frozen Berry Dog Treats

🐾 8 oz. **Plain Greek or regular yogurt (**make sure your yogurt does NOT contain artificial sweeteners which harmful to dogs or added sugars, which they don’t need)

🐾 1 pint Berries (I used half blueberries and half strawberries)

🐾 Water

Place yogurt and berries in blender, blending until pureed. Add water (1/2 cup, more or less) to thin and make mixture pourable. Pour berry / yogurt mixture into mold or ice cube tray.  Place in freezer until solid and pop out for a frozen dog treat.

Dog Gone Easy and Healthy Too!

Photographing these treats on the porch before they melted was a challenge!

Best served outside in 90 degree temps and before a grooming appointment! 🐾

We had a busy and fun Memorial Day weekend with my sister in town and then she spent a day at doggie daycare.

She was too pooped to party and needed a nap!

Dog paw and bone silicone molds / Amazon

 Dog Party Crown and Birthday Cake Squeaky Dog Toy / Amazon

Birthday Girl Mug / HomeGoods

It’s My Party plastic plates / Dollar Spot Target

Party Paper Bunting / HomeGoods, several years ago, used, here

Quilt / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago, used here

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  75 comments for “Happy Birthday Lola: Easy Frozen Dog Treats and Too Pooped to Party!

  1. May 31, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Happy Birthday, Lola. I am so glad she came into your life when she did. Perfect timing. She seems to fit right in. I enjoyed all of the pictures but I think the one that stands out the most is the one on the dock!

  2. RS
    May 31, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Love the pic of Lola flying to get on the boat!

    • May 31, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      She is so precious. I liked the dock picture. She seems to love running. Thank you for sharing
      her special day with all of us.🤗

    • Jan M Fusco
      June 1, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Me too!

      • Virginia
        June 1, 2019 at 10:16 am

        That little Lola is just too adorable for words. Looks like she had the best birthday celebration ever and you have the perfect sidekick. Happy Birthday Lola.

  3. sailorgal2018
    May 31, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Too cute! Happy birthday Lola! The dog treats look fabulous. I will try them. Thanks so much. I know she is bringing you such joy.

    April K

  4. Jane
    May 31, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Happy Birthday Lola!
    What a cute, fun little girl.
    Mary, you always outdo yourself at making everything so fabulous.
    Love it all…………..

  5. Alice Genzlinger
    May 31, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Love your fur baby pictures. I will make your treats for our fur baby if warm weather ever gets to Boulder.

  6. Nancy
    May 31, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Happy Birthday Lola. I remember the first pictures you posted of her. She’s sooo cute.

  7. Nancy
    May 31, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Happy Birthday Lola. I remember the first pictures you posted of her. She’s sooo cute. Wishing her many more.

  8. May 31, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Just adorable!!! I wish I could get my 120lb half St. Bernard to pose like Lola!!! This is such a fun post. Happy Birthday little Lola!

  9. Michele
    May 31, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Happy birthday! What a fun post to wake up too! Love that birthday cake toy! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Julaine Durdil
    May 31, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Happy Birthday Lola! So precious. Love all the party decor and details!

  11. Dottie
    May 31, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Happy Birthday Lola!!! Always enjoy pictures of Lola. You make my day, Mary!!

  12. May 31, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I am so happy she was such a good fit for you, she found the best parents ever! I can’t imagine 90+, our weather is freakish cool and wet, I swear 4 of my trees are starting to show fall colors, this is not the California I know for sixty plus years! Frozen treats look freezing, where’s the doggie cocoa?! I know when 100 plus degrees rolls around eventually this post will be calling me, the treats look adorable, but I appear to be in the wrong hemisphere!

    Happy bday lola, you are the cutest most loved baby ever!

  13. Karen
    May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Happy Birthday Lola! She poses beautifully for the pictures. Will have to try and make those treats for our fur baby.

  14. May 31, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Happy Birthday Lola and many, many more!

  15. Janet
    May 31, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday Sweet Lola!! How we love watching you grow!! The joy you bring to everyone is immeasurable.
    Thank you for sharing the love!

  16. Cyndee Randall
    May 31, 2019 at 8:46 am

    These are so sweet. Happy Birthday, Lola. So happy you have her.

  17. Susan
    May 31, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Happy Birthday little cutie. Keep spreading your love and cuddles. Love seeing you in all your pictures.

  18. May 31, 2019 at 8:53 am

    That is one lucky dog!!!!

  19. Rita C.
    May 31, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Happy Birthday to Lola! She wears the crown well!

  20. jane Lund
    May 31, 2019 at 9:10 am

    She is just precious!!!! and how cute is her crown and decor, fabulous!!

  21. Marcie
    May 31, 2019 at 9:27 am

    “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.”
    Lola wears it well. Such a cutie! Thanks for sharing her birthday pics and the treat recipe. Will need to try the treats out on Spartacus, our 5 lb Chi. He’s a treat lover.

  22. Pat
    May 31, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Happy Birthday, Miss Lola. You bring such joy to all of us!

  23. Janet Robinson
    May 31, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Happy Birthday Lola!!! She is such a sweet and happy dog! So glad you have her!! Happy summer with many days out on the water!!!!

  24. Debbie
    May 31, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Happy Birthday, Lola. You are so sweet.

  25. Clara
    May 31, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Happy birthday Lola! What a cute, precious little girl! Clara💕

  26. May 31, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Oh Mary, I know I say this every time, but she is just so darn cute!! Her personality shines through your photos, and I love all her birthday gear, especially the cake pillow and her birthday crown! It’s all over the top cuteness and the blueberry dog treats, wow, she is living the life of a princess! Happy Birthday Lola ! 🎂 💕

  27. Bobbie T
    May 31, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Adorable – Blessed – Cute – Lola

  28. Gale Crudup
    May 31, 2019 at 10:17 am

    If this does not melt ones heart, nothing will!!!
    Thanks, Mary and Lola!

  29. Cathy Higgins
    May 31, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Time really does fly when there is a new puppy in the house. Happy Birthday pretty Lola, you are a lucky little girl to have such a loving family.

  30. May 31, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Happy Birthday Lola! You are lucky, loveable and so sweet. Love the Crown…

  31. Anne Marie
    May 31, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Happy 1st Birthday Lola! You are so cute! Hope you enjoyed your treats!

  32. May 31, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Happy Birthday, sweet Lola! You are too cute for words. The cutest birthday girl ever! You need to come visit and give Sadie a few pointers on posing for the camera and also talk to her about how much fun it is to wear cute outfits. I love your birthday crown. I think we need to order one for Sadie! I’ll be sure to make her some of those yummy treats. She is a girl who loves to eat, and it certainly gets hot here in Austin. Happy Weekend!

  33. May 31, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Happy Birthday to You! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to You!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday….. ♪♫•*¨*¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Dear Looooooolaaaaaaaa *¨*♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ Happy Birthday….. ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪… to YOU!!!!!!!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…and many, many, more♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨

  34. May 31, 2019 at 11:47 am

    haha, I pinned this under entertaining—which is usually meant for tablesettings, but in this case for smiles—or if I ever have a doggie birthday party—LOL. So cute Mary—she IS adorable.

  35. barbara
    May 31, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday Sweet Lola! She is adorable.

  36. Tricia
    May 31, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Aww! I love these pictures. She is such a sweetie. And I love that she is your baby- we have two cats and they are our babies (our only kids, but would still be adored even if we had human kids) and I love to dote on them, too. I hope she gets a little sibling soon so she has someone to play with. Have a great day and love on her- she is only one once!

  37. Clairmarie
    May 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    You have probably been asked this, before, but, what kind of dog is she? So adorable and I love all of your table settings for each occasion! The best~!

  38. May 31, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Happy Birthday Lola, you are quite the show girl! 🎉💖🎉

  39. May 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    You have probably been asked this many times, before, but, what breed of dog is she? SO fluffy and sweet in her pics~! I love all of your table settings. Always the best~!

    • Linda S.
      June 3, 2019 at 11:24 am

      We are so lucky that you have a Lola, and that you generously share her with us!! My favorite dog in blog land. Really, Mary, you should submit the photo of her in mid-air to a company who makes calendars featuring dogs. Thanks for your kindness to her and us!!

  40. Karenann S.
    May 31, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Happy birthday Lola! I just love her birthday crown! She is such a beautiful little puppy!

  41. maxipop
    May 31, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    All my love goes to you, magnificent Lola! May your life be happy and blessed! Happy many return of the day! Hugs and loving kisses, all for you! Love you, little one!

  42. Naomie Moore
    May 31, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Oh wow! Happy birthday Lola! You style everything with such panache, always a joy to see. And Lola flying down the dock! Oh my! We should all be able to do that, and have that much energy. 💗

  43. Linda
    May 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    What a lucky dog and lucky parents, it is so fun with the little furballs around

  44. May 31, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Awwwww….making me cry…we had to put our sophiejane down 2 weeks ago and I am a basket case. Every day seems worse than day before. She was 19 and my very best friend. I remember when your Chloe and Gracie went to heaven and I thought, I’ll never be able to handle that. And I can’t. We grabbed all our kids and grands and came to beach so I could heal. It’s just not happening.
    Your baby is precious. Wish I could hold her!
    Happy birthday Lola!!

    • May 31, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Oh Janey, I’m so sorry and feel your pain. It is so hard to say goodbye and you will always hold Sophie Jane in your heart. Lola is sending doggie kisses, thinking of you. ♥ 🐾

  45. Cherie B
    May 31, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Just love this little dog (and your delightful potting shed). The pic of her running the dock with all feet up reminded me of the words…” And we have lift off…”!!!!! Lola, you are so fly!

  46. Jane
    May 31, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Happy birthday sweet Lola! All of these pics are adorable but my fave has to be the photo of her running down the dock! Lucy sends along birthday wishes, too!

  47. Liz
    May 31, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Oh what a cutie Lola is! She really is a poser! Love the crown and those treats you make for her. What a great idea! Happy 1st Birthday!!

  48. Sandra Lee
    May 31, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Every pic is adorable. She’s not a spoiled puppy. :)

  49. May 31, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Aw, such a cutie! I said from the first post she was going to be a camera hog:@) Have a great weekend Mary!

  50. Peggy Reed
    May 31, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Happy 1st Birthday beautiful Lola. She is a great little poser and I just love the picture of her running on the dock!

  51. Pamela
    May 31, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Happy birthday, Lola. I’m going to make some of your frozen treats for our Charlie!

  52. Cyndi Raines
    June 1, 2019 at 2:03 am

    What a doll! Especially with her lovely flower crown! Happy 1st and may there be many more. 🐾♥️🐾♥️🐾♥️ Love the cool treats! They lookso refreshing.

  53. Jan M Fusco
    June 1, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Happy birthday Lola! She is so precious.

  54. Sue
    June 1, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Happy (belated) birthday to Lola. I love the picture of Lola running on your dock, so full of energy and excitement for a boat ride.
    My 10 year old Goldendoodle will love your frozen dog treats.

  55. June 1, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Happy Birthday to your sweet girl, Lola!! How can she be 1 already??? She sure looks so cute in her birthday party hat. Thank you for sharing her with us, Mary!

  56. Ellen
    June 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LOLA!! I love the crown and pray she gets to every number and beyond!! We know who the Queen is in your house!! Miss my little one everyday..just trying to get the nerve to get another one!! Is there another on the horizon for you?? Beautiful pictures and Lola is quite photogenic even when tired!! Thanks for posting!! 🎂🍰🎈🎁🎉👑

  57. Mary
    June 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Lola! Many more. We love you! (I love the pic where she is running ‘like they left the gate open’!)

  58. Diane Dubuc
    June 2, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Happy Birthday Lola! Beautiful pics and such a sweetheart!!

  59. June 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Happy belated 1st birthday Lola!! So sweet and precious. Love the crown and the photo of her running–so cute!!

  60. June 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Happy 1st Birthday Lola!!!…your mommy surely has provided a most wonderful birthday party for you!…Love your birthday dishes and your crown is the cutest and so are you!!!

  61. Maureen
    June 3, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Sooo precious!! Loved the photo in which she is running/sailing through the air! Too adorable!!

  62. June 3, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    She is adorable! Such cute pics too.

  63. Peyton
    June 4, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I’m late to Lola’s party but love seeing her racing towards the boat on the dock. She is airborne!
    It was so doggone hot in Asheville, we had to get our long-haired cat a crew cut. I made your frozen treats for him with dairy-free yogurt, and he goes crazy when I open the freezer. So funny!
    Happy Summer!

  64. June 5, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Lola flying is my favorite picture!

    Happy Birthday to sweet and adorable Lola!

  65. Pamela
    August 26, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Just wondering about how many treats you were able to produce from a batch this size. I don’t need a scientific calculation here, just a ballpark figure would be fine. Are we talking 10 or 50 or somewhere in between? thanks

    • August 27, 2019 at 8:32 am

      It depends on the size of your molds. Each individual cavity (paw print, bone) holds about 1 tablespoon so about 4 dozen treats.

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