Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday
Happy Birthday Teddy!
Today is Teddy’s birthday! He was born on May 1 2006, so he turns 9 today. Like most dog lovers out there, we consider Teddy to be a family member. How do you celebrate your family member’s birthday? With a party, cake, and presents of course! Teddy’s birthday celebration will be no different. If you want to have a fun day celebrating your dog’s birthday, follow our lead!
Dog Birthday Schedule
1. Morning kisses and hugs
2. Birthday breakfast
3. Birthday walk and exploration
4. Birthday cake
5. Birthday gifts
6. Bonus birthday play session
7. Birthday cuddles
We start off the day giving Teddy a big hug and kiss and wishing him a happy birthday. He gets his typical breakfast with an extra treat after he finishes. Teddy loves to play and explore so instead of just going for a walk around the neighborhood we will take him to local park. Parks allow him to see new things, which he loves! Tonight Teddy will enjoy a dog-friendly birthday cake. We will celebrate with him by having ice cream sundaes. After the cake, we will give Teddy his birthday gifts to open all by himself. Teddy is a Pomeranian so we wrap his gifts up in our Pomeranian-themed dog wrapping paper. You can view all of our wrapping paper here:
Dog Gift Wrap
Teddy loves tearing apart the wrapping paper to get to his birthday gifts. It’s almost as fun as the gift inside! Teddy is obsessed with squeaky toys so every year we get him a new toy. He still loves his favorite toy, a squeaky ice cream cone, but he enjoys playing with new toys too. A quick play session (he loves playing fetch) will get him pooped from a fun-filled day. We will end the day with kisses and cuddles on the couch.
Dog Birthday Cake Recipe
We have come across MANY dog recipes over the years but we found that Teddy has his favorite. Below you can view the recipe that we will be making for our dog’s birthday cake. We found this recipe through Pinterest and it was created by PrettyLittlePastimes.com. It’s easiest if you make your birthday cake recipe into individual cupcakes or “pupcakes”. That way your dog can 1 pupcake at a time and not devour an entire cake!
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup whole wheat flour (preferred) or white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Extra peanut butter and shredded carrots to top the pupcakes. One dog bone and bacon strip dog treat for decoration.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey. Blend well. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift flour and baking soda together and fold into batter.
Fill 6 lined cupcake molds 3/4 of the way full with the batter. Bake for 20 minutes (35-40 minutes if making one full cake) or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the pupcakes cool completely before frosting.
Once cooled, spread peanut butter over the tops of the pupcakes and top with remaining carrot shred “sprinkles”. Break a bacon strip in half and push one side firmly into the cake to keep in place. Add a bone treat in front of the strip and your pupcakes are ready to be served for your dog’s birthday!
Check out all of our favorite dog-friendly recipes on our Pinterest board here: Dog-Friendly Recipes.
This is how we celebrate our dog’s birthday! Tell us how you celebrate your dog’s birthday, we would love to hear!
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