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
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!