Yes, I am one of those people that celebrates the birthday of a dog. Of course I do! He is part of the family, after all. And we are all so happy for it. I can't imagine not having this snugly, lovable pup around. Last night, after dinner, we had Pippin's bestest friend Bo over to play with him and Scout. Pippin's sister even made an appearance!
|^It was so hard to get a picture of this little girl, she moves so fast!^|
Puppy Birthday Cake, adapted from here:
1 cup whole wheat flour or brown rice flour
(white, bleached flour isn't good for pups!)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1/8 cup cottage cheese, spread thinly
a handful of your dog's kibble
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 8 in round cake pan. You could make some little cupcakes, if you prefer. Combine the flour and baking soda. Whisk in the peanut butter and egg. Add in the oil, honey, vanilla, and lastly the shredded carrots. Stir thoroughly with a spoon. Pour batter into your prepared pan and flatten out evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool in the pan for ten minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. Let it cool completely. Decorate with cottage cheese and kibble bits, if desired, before serving.
Your dog will likely love this and gobble it right up. Be cautious of not letting him eat too much. As delicious as it is, I doubt he wants a belly ache!
Hopefully you'll have a dog like Scout around to clean up everyone's mess. And don't worry, we had these treats for the humans.