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?