Archive for May 21st, 2007

Winston’s progress over the past year:

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You say it’s yor birthday…

Get ready for a lot of birtday photos. A LOT. I took so many that my camera ran out of juice at the pug meetup yesterday!

So yesterday I got up early with Steve to give Winston all the little gifts we got him for his 1st birthday!
First up, a grumpy kitty from Fat Cat Inc.! He promptly pranced around with his new angry kitty.
Then I bought him “Heave a Beaver,” since I think we should all make more of an effort to heave beavers. Go out and heave a fresh beaver today!
Then I thought I’d attempt to buy him a giant plastic donut because it looked pretty delicious, and it might stop him from chewing on old popsicle sticks. As you can see he developed the infamous “lazer eye” from getting really excited.
Then I got him an old favorite: the small tennis ball.
He also pranced for a few minutes around the house with that in his mouth.
Then the dogs dropped everything for a good old fashioned game of “I am gonna beat the crap out of you!”
For a while, it looked like Zelda was in the lead…
She had him pinned and he didn’t know which way was up!
But he won. Oh yes. He won.

And I saw the celebratory humping session to prove it!
Winston would also like to send out a special thank you to Meimei and Miko, who saved up their pennies and bought Winston some pretty sweet toys that I’ll blog about later!

Let them eat cake!

So Winston was pretty excited to eat some cake.

“Hey, Zelda, get your damn party hat on!”
He posed briefly for a photo session with his birthday hat on. As you can see, he absolutely LOVES having a hat on.
Steve even tried to get him excited about the hat, but he refused.
Anyhow, after we laughed at him in a hat for a good five minutes, we lit the candle and sang him happy birthday! I thought he might snort the candle into his nose or something, so I just blew it out. He still remained stoked at the prospect of trying to eat a whole cake.
We put the cake down on a pee pad and let ‘er rip. I’ve never seen him look so insane. Seriously. He was scarfing down this cake like he was never going to eat again. EVER.
He let Zelda eat with him for a brief time before he freaked out at her for eating a tablespoon of cake.
They licked all of the peanut butter first, and then got down to some serious cake eating.
They got cake all over their smooshy little faces!
Here’s where Winston freaked out and wouldn’t let Zelda eat any cake. I had to cut Zelda a piece of her own cake!
Winston stuck to his method of eating around the entire cake.
and eating, and eating, and eating….
Zelda decided to move her cake onto the floor and eat it from there.
She finished her cake and I had to eventually take the cake away from Winston even though he was still eating it pretty heavy duty.

How to bake a doggie birthday cake!

For Winston’s 1st barkday I made him an extra special birthday cake made from all doggie safe ingredients. I thought maybe some of you may want to try baking a cake for your dog some time, so I thought I’d post the recipe that I found online:

Mix 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
Add in 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup cooking oil, 1 cup shredded carrots, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/3 cup honey and 1 egg.
As you can see, the dogs patiently awaited the arrival of any morsels that hit the floor. Because they like to help out like that.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in a greased pan.
Flip it out of the pan and let cool.
Mash up cottage cheese in a food processor for frosting.
I also had bought an icing kit for the vegan cupcakes I was going to make, so I attempted to use peanut butter as icing to decorate the top. If you do this, I warn you that peanut butter will get EVERYWHERE, and it’s not easy to get off of your hands, or the icing tube…or anything for that matter!

VOILA! A delicious doggie cake for all to enjoy! Well, except humans…

I let Steve guest star for a session of “LMizzle, don’t eat it!”, so look for that review later!

May 2007
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