Are you ready for some birthday party highlights from my birthday? Tuesday I turned twelve, a dozen years of being a hound on this planet. At my age, I am not as wild as I used to be, but I do still enjoy a good celebration! My sisters thought it would be funny to call me a senior, but I was not real amused by that!
My day started with a nice, long, mommy and me walk. Even at my age, I can’t resist treeing a squirrel or two along the way. You may recall, we call the rare white squirrels, Katie squirrels. We haven’t seen them much since Katie passed, but on my birthday, right after this photo was taken, one came by. They never come close, Mom can never get their photo, and they disappear quickly. No matter, we know these squirrels are a sign from Katie for me and Mom. It made me happy, and my mom got all teared up. Still, we were both thankful for that sign on my birthday.
For breakfast, I had my usual meal, but also a waffle with a tasty chicken spread. I love my mom’s pancakes and waffles as she makes them using bacon fat. Yummy! After breakfast, I had to take a nice long nap.
My party was early in the afternoon. Mom was in charge of the planning and baking. She did a good job, and made me pumpkin cakes with salmon topping. She said it sounded awful, but I love the taste! I couldn’t wait to dig in!
As always, my sisters and I had to do a photo together before we could get to the good stuff. I got some great birthday gifts too! Madison loves wabbits like I do. She bought me a bag of wabbit ears, and said I don’t have to share! Bailie got me a bag of bladder sticks. They are good for me because they are nice chews, but not as hard as some. At my age, I don’t like the really hard chews. Mom surprised me with a three day road trip, just the two of us, for an AKC Scent Work Trial later this fall. I’m really excited for that weekend!
When the photographer was ready, we all dug into our cakes! It was a feeding frenzy! My crown fell off, and look at Bailie’s tongue! It looks like a shovel or something, LOL!
Oops! I guess we didn’t all dig in. The family food snob did not like the cake. She never even touched hers. I’m fine with that as it means more for me later!
As for me, I tried to put the entire cake into my mouth at once. On a girl’s birthday, it is okay to be a bit of a piggy I think. My manners flew off the deck because the cake tasted so good.
Bailie was in love with the cake just like I was. Look at that happy fur face as a piece squeezes out the side of her mouth!
All in all, it was a perfect 12th birthday for me. I hope you enjoyed the birthday party highlights. In case your dog is drooling, thinking about these little cakes, the recipe is below.
The Recipe – Pumpkin Cakes With Salmon Frosting
- 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 cup water
- canned salmon
- lowfat, plain yogurt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the first five ingredients until well blended. Slowly add the water, mixing well. Put batter into greased cupcake tins, or silicone molds. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on a rack.
Blend the salmon and yogurt together and chill. Add a dollop to the top of each mini cake and serve.
Today I’m joining the Pet Parade. What better to do with a party than take it on a parade?
Oh we love girls who can eat a whole cake at once… and pumpkin and salmon is something we have to send in one piece to our stomachs right? I love how wonderful your mama arranged your birthday table, it is sweet to see a nice party like yours… ours are more battles lOL
You boys are too wild for a civilized party with the queen 😉 My sisters would love your kind of party!
Brian Frum says
I am so glad you had a special and super fun day!
It was perfect for a pup like me.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Wowzers what a fabulous party, those pupcakes look and sound wonderful, thanks for the recipe.
Bailie and I sure love them.
My Golden Life says
Looks like you had a wonderful party with your sisters and Mom! I’m glad! ❤️
Those cakes look yummy, even if they do have two of my least favorite ingredients (salmon and pumpkin). But your friends, Shadow and Ducky, would eat them so fast that they would probably end up with upset tummies.
Bailie’s tongue DOES look like a shovel! Or maybe an ice cream scoop. ?
LOL! No ice cream, so I will stick with shovel. My mom doesn’t like the ingredients either, but she made them for me.
Ellen Shedlarz says
It sounds like you had a fabulous day. Happy Birthday and many,many more!
I did, thank you.
Wow! Your party was wonderful! Hooray! The food snob made Mom laugh. She is so persnickety! But you and Bailie definitely loved the cake!! Happy 12th year Emma! your doodle friend Dash
Madison is so silly. Mom offered her another treat, but she wasn’t interested. Not food obsessed in the least!
Sparkle the PBGV says
WOW! What a celebration day! I cannot believe Madison turned down cake and salmon! I am pretty picky, but to me that sounds delish. What a wonderful day! XOXO, Sparkle
My mom is pretty picky, so she lets Madison be picky too if she wants, but then she didn’t get any dessert. Funny thing is, she doesn’t care.
What a fun day. And I love that you were visited by a Katie squirrel on your birthday. That’s a sign that she is watching over you, for sure.
We have seen a lot of signs from her at opportune times since she left us.
your Mama always has the best celebrations! Those cakes look delicious!!
Special girls deserve special birthday celebrations is what she tells me.
The Gang at LLB says
What a pawsome celebration, Emma…a nommy cake, Mama and me walk, treats from your sisters..AND a trip with your Mama later on? Sounds pawfect!!
We are wishing you a Belated Happy Birthday and the best year ever!!
Rosy, Jakey and Arty
Thank you, my friends. I have such a nice day.
M. K. Clinton says
Your party looks like a lot of fun! It was so sweet of Katie to visit and check on you and your mom for your special birthday. ♥ We have never seen rabbit ears for sale and now we simply must have some. BOL! BOL! Thanks for joining the Pet Parade.
Mom says they make her sad, but we all love them, especially me! You boys need to try them!
Kinley Westie says
Looks like a pawsome birthday! And I want one of those cakes!
They are super tasty, regardless of what my mom thinks about them!
We are glad you had such a wonderful barkday. That cake looks scrumptious we are going to ask Mom for one for Tuiren’s Barkday. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Thank you. Hope you get some of that tasty cake too!
Ruby, Rosie and Teddy says
Glad you had a wonderful birthday! The photos of you guys at the table are SO ADORABLE!
Thank you. My birthday was Grand 🙂
What a wonderful birthday you had, Emma, especially with the special visit from your sister Katie. ♥
Mom and I love to get signs from Katie. They are no longer as often, but we get them when we need them.
Jodi Stone says
Oh those cupcakes look very good! I love how Madison is just so particular!!
It can be funny, but it is also problematic. One never knows if she will eat or not.