Compassion in World Farming

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Happy birthday Maggie!

Today is Maggie's 6th Birthday! Maggie is our Border Terrier. We have had her from puppy & she is the most loving, beautiful dog you could ever wish to own. We have four dogs altogether & I know you shouldn't have favourites, but quietly she's mine! We just seem to have had a special bond right from the start & I absolutely love her to pieces. At home, wherever I am Maggie's sure to be! She's a very special girl & I feel lucky to have her in my life. So happy birthday Maggie, here's to lots more happy years together.

If you're a mad dog lover like me, here's a fab recipe for dog birthday cake:

To make a cake big enough for 3 or 4 dogs, you’ll need:

250g beef mince
1 grated carrot
75g Oatmeal
75g flour
30g butter
3 eggs

Fry the mince until brown, add in the grated carrot and continue to cook gently for a few minutes until softened. Meanwhile, mix together the flour and oatmeal and rub in the butter. Beat in the eggs to form a sticky paste, and then add in the mince and carrot, complete with any juice from the pan. Knead the mixture together and press it into a well-greased cake tin. Cook for 30 minutes in a moderate oven (around 180 degrees Celcius) and then turn out and allow to cool.

If you want to go completely over the top & decorate it, use low fat cream cheese, cottage cheese or plain yoghurt & sprinkle with small doggy treats or crispy bacon pieces!


  1. Happy Barkday Maggie!! You're a cute little terrier! We hope your mommy made that yummy sounding cake for you to eat.
    AireKisses & WelshieHugs,
    BabyRocketDog & Hootie

    PS-Our mommy wants to know what is meat mince? Is it what we call groundbeef here in the U.S.??

  2. Hi BabyRocketDog & Hootie, Thanks for the birthday message! Yes, mum says groundbeef would be your equivalent. The cake was yummy & I had a new pink squeaky toy too. Love Maggie x