Today is Buster’s second birthday and he has only gotten chubbier and sleepier over the past year. We got Buster from a kennel. I know I know we should have adopted. But you see, this was Garrett’s first dog ever and we wanted to start fresh with a puppy that hadn’t been tormented or abandoned.
I totally plan on adopting my next dog, but I think we will be sticking to the Puggle breed. We are lifers. For those of you who don’t know what a Puggle is, it is 1/2 pug and 1/2 beagle. An even cooler fact is that Buster’s moms name was Puffs Lemon Pepper and his dads name was Jackson Five O’Clock Somewhere.
Buster sure was a rude awakening for us. When we first got him he was eight weeks old. He was so cute and he slept in our arms in between pooping and peeing everywhere.
Busters favorite thing to do is eat. His second favorite thing to do is sleep. He is our child and that is as true of a definition as I can give you. He is our little buddy and we love him a lot. So much in fact that for his first birthday I made him pup cakes and this year I made him more pup cakes. Here is the recipe I use to make Buster’s pup cakes:
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 c. shredded carrots
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 c. honey
- 1 egg
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 c. peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the oat flour and baking soda, then add in everything else. You can make this into one cake or individual pup cakes. I recommend the pup cakes because even this batch made 11 small pup cakes. That would be one large cake to feed one dog. If you do the pup cakes, use a muffin pan and bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool. If you decide to do the large cake bake it for 30-40 minutes. Just check with a toothpick for crumbles and no liquid in the center.
You can frost these with either more peanut butter, cottage cheese, or fat free cream cheese. Last year I did the fat free cream cheese mixed with 1 Tbsp of honey and put a milk bone on top as decoration. I don’t have any cottage or cream cheese so I think Buster will just have to enjoy a few of these with no frosting. I’m sure he won’t mind. I licked the bowl clean and it was tasty!!! I might have to eat one fresh out of the oven. I’ll let Buster enjoy a few and take the rest to work. I have a lot of dog lovers in my office.
Happy Birthday Buster!
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