Finnegan is turning seven years old on June 12! This is very exciting for several reasons. First, the obvious: he has made it almost a year since the big "c" word diagnosis. Hooray!!! Second, seven is a pretty good age for an Irish Wolfhound. Some sources publish that the average life expectancy for an Irish Wolfhound is six years old. It seems that might not be as accurate because we know many Irish Wolfhounds who are living to ten and even older.
Picture from The Canine Cookery
. They're in Louisiana. I'm up north. They look like they have some yummy stuff!
Okay, who cares about statistics. Finny is going to have a birthday! I am thinking of making him a dog and human friendly cake with peanut butter and carrots. Mmmmmm!!! I found the following recipe here
. Has anyone else made a cake for their dog? Typically, I don't but I think this year is special.
So this is what I think I'm making for him and I guess that cake making for my dog might officially put me in the category of Crazy Animal Lady.
Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Naturally sweet, colorful and flavorful, this cake is simple and easy to make. Great for Fall.
1 cup flour
1tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup honey
Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 8" round cake pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let cool. Puree cottage cheese in blender for icing. Decorate with more peanut butter and carrots.