I Died and Went to Heaven

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Oh, goodness no. I don’t mean that literally. That’s just something that humans where I live like to say after they’ve eaten something that is out-of-this-world fabulous. The conversation sounds something like this: “Ellie Mae, did you taste that pecan pie?” “I sure did, Mary Beth. I thought I died and went to heaven.”

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Well, this past Saturday I joined my humans for a morning coffee break at our neighborhood Starbucks . . . and I experienced my first ever Puppuccino. I thought I died and went to heaven. I’ve joined my humans before for casual weekend mornings at Starbucks, but usually I just lounge and observe while they indulge. This time was completely different. After my humans had finished eating whatever it was they were eating, my daddy disappeared back inside. When he emerged, I saw that he had a very small cup. He sat down and offered that very small cup to me.

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Oh. My. Dog. That little cup contained pure bliss, which I later learned is technically called Puppuccino. It’s just a tiny squirt of whipped cream, and my new favorite humans at Starbucks offer it to their canine customers completely free of charge. It may very well be the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

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I will be the very first one to tell you that Puppuccino is not the neatest thing you will ever eat. When I was at the height of my feeding frenzy (yes, I will admit that it was a bit of a frenzy), the Puppuccino was flying every which way. And I will also grant you that whipped cream may not be something that a dog should have on a regular basis. However, it is only a tiny amount. And, if you are blessed with humans like mine–who I truly think might have been drill sergeants in their previous lives–the walk to your local Starbucks, followed by the extensive stroll around the shopping area, and then concluded with the long walk back home should take care of any evils that the Puppuccino may have brought.

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Let me just tell you that my first Puppuccino experience may have been the culinary highlight of my nearly five years of life. I know it’s not something that my humans will let me have very often, but I am now dreaming of my next taste of heaven. Yummy!

Today, I’m participating in the Tasty Tuesday blog hop, hosted by Kol’s Notes and Sugar the Golden Retriever. You can click on the link below for more yummy recipes and tasty treats.

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67 Comments on “I Died and Went to Heaven”

  1. Well you lucky girl, didn’t know starbucks did that. I love starbucks so believe you would also. Great pictures pretty girl.

  2. fredrieka says:

    Oh I know what you mean when my humans take Ol Cissy and I for a ride we always hope they do a drive through either the DQ where we get a tiny sundae with a tiny dogie bone or Tim Horton’s where they give you a dogie biscuit… Oh heavenly

    • We don’t have Tim Horton’s here, but I think I may start a petition to get one. I have three Golden doggy friends who drive to the bank with their human mommy and get dog treats from the bank teller. Lucky dogs!

  3. PigLove says:

    Oh dear. That sounds heavenly. I wonder if they offer it to little piggies as a piguccino? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  4. sharrielynn says:

    That’s so wonderful! We had a malamute that was always trying to swipe my Starbucks. She would have thought that was the greatest special occasion treat!

  5. Have to say you had me terrified before I read this! So glad it was just Starbucks!! 🙂

  6. MH Hatcher says:

    Sounds like such a fun day! Wish we could share a Puppuccino and Vanilla Latte with you and your humans one day!

  7. Emma says:

    That is pawsome! You have to have some splurges in life…you only live once and unless you are seriously overweight or have health issues why not 🙂

  8. goldenwoofs says:

    LOVE your photos on FB n IG. Just remember you can’t have too much as Lots of SUGAR in that puppucino 🙂 Happy Tasty Tuesday. Golden Woofs

    • Thank you, Sugar. This was my first puppuccino in five years, and mommy will probably make me wait another five years for my second one. 🙂 Mommy’s a little strict when it comes to diet and exercise, and I love that about her. 🙂

  9. Yummy!! I love the cream on your face too. Must have been marvelous!

  10. Rebekah says:

    Yes! My crew loves puppucinos! My grandmother is from southern Missouri. She has lived here in the Midwest for 55 years, and I still hear “southernisms” from her all the time.

  11. Kuruk says:

    Oh Miss Lee, you look beauwoowooootiful with your whipped cream! Yumwumwumwumwum!

  12. Puppucinos! I never heard of that. Look at the deliciousness on your face!

  13. Terry Cramer says:

    This is so adorable! I don’t think they have that here in NYC!

  14. Olive says:

    My eyes are about to bulge out of my face. How did I not know about this? I have to inform my humans stat!

  15. We will have to check our Starbucks and see if they offer Puppucinos! I know Bentley would LOVE it! We try to avoid Starbucks unless we are grocery shopping (one inside Kroger) because we drink waaaaay too much coffee to pay $$$ for each cup! LOL!!

    • On really special and really pretty days, my humans and I walk to our neighborhood Starbucks for breakfast followed by a little window shopping and a walk home. It’s a special occasion. 😉

  16. OMG, Miss HL. You are hilarious all splattered with cream! You make that treat look SO delicious!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  17. Misaki says:

    That sounds amazing! I hope they do those in our local starbucks too!

  18. cecilia07 says:

    Harper Lee I agree that looks most delish your pictures speak volumes to your gleefulness.
    Hugs madi and thanks for visiting me today

  19. I’m SO happy to see that your parents treated you to a Puppuccino! Those are Daisy’s favorite and she always goes crazy when we hit the drive-thru at Starbucks, hoping she’ll get one. The girls who work there always offer…super sweet!

  20. Sounds yummy…and I agree, as long as you work it off, a little treat now and then is a good reward!

  21. Retro rover says:

    Oh wow! We have been 2 Starbucks snd have never ever gotten a puppacinno.
    Retro rover

  22. thinker1958 says:

    it is a real pleasure watch you enjoy that puppuccino so much

  23. 2browndawgs says:

    LOL looks yummy and all over your cute face. 🙂

  24. ThatJenK says:

    That’s awesome – I had no idea Starbucks offered that!

  25. Mom says you and her are clearly kindred spirits (we have NO idea what that means)…she says you must think of her whenever you go to Starbucks…because she silently weeps most days remembering the warm, delicious goodness she and dada indulged in EVERY DAY while they were visiting the U.S. of A.

    Seriously, could this woman get any more dramatic!!??

    Wally & Sammy

    • Hey, Wally and Sammy, don’t tell your mom that I told you this, but I kind of think those people at Starbucks slip a little something into their drinks to hook the humans. And when your mom left the U,S, of A. to go home to you, she had to leave Starbucks cold turkey. She may need some time. 😉

  26. evi says:

    oh wow – that’s great 🙂 i’m happy you loved your first puppoccino!!

    • I get to lick the plain nonfat yogurt out of the bottom of the cup when my mommy finishes her breakfast every day, so I was kind of expecting that. Wow, was this ever a pleasant surprise!

  27. fozziemum says:

    I must say I would be just as messy 🙂 we have Puppacinos at cafes all over here…and the patrons love them!! as with all things…moderation…..or beg 😉 hugs Fozziemum x

  28. Jan K says:

    That is so cool! We don’t have any Starbucks very close to us, but I might have some whipped cream in the refrigerator. I never would have thought of giving it to the dogs as a special treat, but we might have to try it!

  29. writetowag says:

    Bwah!!!! So glad you enjoyed it!!!!

  30. Now you have got me thinking. I will bring each Sundog into town to test a puppochino…..or puppachino. Whip cream is well tolerated around here.


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