HOTR Puppy Cake
|January 30, 2011||Posted by Lauren under Misc|
Regular posting will resume tomorrow. But for now…
The HOTR-family Puppy Cake recipe is a long-standing tradition that actually started back with this little girl — our first boxer, Chloe Kath-a-leen (pronounced with an emphasis, of course ;)). Every year, we’d make her a very special cake to celebrate her birthday, and she’d go crazy for it every time.
Although Chloe isn’t with us any longer, I’m happy to be able to carry on the tradition with my own pup.
And okay, so I admit I may have (unintentionally) misled you. Calling it a “cake” may be stretching it just a bit. But I assure you, dogs will eat this right up all the same!
The “recipe” is extremely simple. All I did was take about 1 cup of his normal food (I feed him Life’s Abundance, which I love because it contains no by-products) and mix it with a spoonful of natural peanut butter and nice big dollop of plain Greek yogurt.
If I had left it at that, it probably wouldn’t have been too unhealthy. But, I’m a firm believer that birthdays call for something extra special. So I “frosted” it with more whipped cream than a dog should probably eat in an entire year.
Yes I know, he’s spoiled. But he’s also incredibly skinny, so I figured a little extra fat couldn’t hurt. Plus, how can I say no to this face?
I made sure to dress up for the occasion
I’ll spare you from the 6:00 minute video I made of the event, which includes my warbling rendition of “Happy Birthday” and him devouring the cake in one minute flat…then proceeding to lick the floor for the next five.
But I think it’s safe to say he loved it. And I’m pretty sure your dog would too!
So there you have it — The “secret” HOTR Family Puppy Cake recipe. Totally worth waiting a whole year for.
Okay, I promise — this is the last time this blog will be in puppy-overload. Back to normal tomorrow