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May 12, 2010

Chloe turns One

If you don't already know, Chloe is our Maltese / Shi Tzu puppy.  We picked her up from the breeder last July when she was nine weeks old and a whopping 2 1/2 pounds.  Today is her birthday, she's one!  I can't believe it's been almost a year that we've had her.  She immediately fit into our family.  She's probably the MOST tolerant dog I've ever had the pleasure of owning.  With a 3 and 5 year old in the house, this is a requirement (mostly because of the 3 year old).  Chloe is now full size at 8 1/2 pounds.

Bryce and Paige wanted to throw Chloe a party for her birthday to celebrate her first year. 

So we baked a doggie cake and sang Happy Birthday.

Chloe was a bit timid at first.....

Testing out the cake.........

Taking a big bite........

She really got into it........

Paige tried to snatch a piece, so I gave her, her own.......
Paige and I tried some of the cake.  Bryce wouldn't.  It tasted like peanut butter and real sweetness.  Chloe LOVED it!
Here is the recipe.....

K-9 Cake

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 egg
½ cup applesauce (or 1/4 cup oil)
¼ cup peanut butter
1 cup shredded carrots
1/3 cup honey
1 t baking powder
1 t vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together flour and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix together all other ingredients. Combine the flour mixture with the carrot mixture. Pour mixture into greased 8” round cake pan.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool.

If you choose to decorate with icing, you can do this.........
For icing:
Puree cottage cheese in a food processor (or use yogurt) and decorate.

Mix the wet ingredients with carrots

Combine the flour and baking soda with wet ingredients

Spread in a cake pan and bake


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