Julie Anne Rhodes, sister Patty, friend Shari, and the pups
Daisy the Dinner Thief has redeemed herself big time. She has been glued to my side, overseeing my recovery ever since I got home from the hospital. Her favorite part of course are the walks, but she is very good at snuggling up to me in bed, while never taking her big brown, concerned eyes off of me when I’m not feeling so good.
Three Dog Bakery goodies for dogs
I’d normally bake her a doggie birthday cake (peanut butter is her favorite flavor), but wasn’t quite up to it this year, so I sent a starving guinea pig #1 to the Three Dog Bakery in the Farmers Market in search of a birthday pupcake for my little darling… having been assured they use nothing but human grade ingredients in their doggie baked goods.
Not quite sure about the birthday apparel until…
There are plenty of doggie cake mixes available on the Internet, and baked goods in places like Three Dog Bakery in most major cities. “Just let your fingers do the walking.”
… Definitely vibing on the pupcake part!
If you do decide to go with homemade you can use a human birthday cake recipe… making sure to omit any sugar or chocolate (which is poisonous for dogs), using whole wheat flour rather than bleached, substituting water or yogurt in place of milk in a recipe (most dairy products can upset their tummies), and cut back on the salt.
Mmmmmmm “thanks Mom”
You can always substitute carob for the chocolate, or banana, carrot, and peanut butter are also great flavor choices.
The happy birthday girl
I’ve seen bone shaped pans available at Sur La Tables and some pet supply stores, but I prefer making mini-pupcakes unless you have a huge Great Dane. Just as with people… cake should be a treat, not the main course!
Julie Anne Rhodes with Daisy on her 2ND birthday
P.S. As I posted this there was an adorable 3 year old missing little girl found alive and well in Arizona with her dog who never left her side. She most likely survived the near freezing temperatures overnight due to her dog keeping her warm as well as safe.