Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Peanut Butter Carrot Doggie Cake//Oddball turns 2

   If you have ever read my blog, especially the beginning posts, you will know I love my animals.
So If you aren't that much of an animal lover you may want to leave now because this post is going to be mostly me talking about my dog, Oddball who is 2 years old today.
oddball birthday hat collage
 Oddball and his siblings were unplanned, but adorable little surprises seeing as Marley wasn't fixed yet because there weren't any male dogs around until we got Blue  who was suppose to be taken to get fixed by the person who found him. But that never happened and I get a phone call while I was in Hawaii from my mom saying that Marley like most likely pregnant. Needless to say Blue had a vet appointment soon after to prevent any future "surprises". Our older dog, Playful (or Mama since she's the matriarch of the animals) came to us when she was pregnant and had 8 puppies so that was the number we were expecting for Marley to have..except she added 4 more to make a litter of 12! Out of 12 puppies, only one resembled Marley's tan coloring while most were either black or black and white.

Oddball got his name due to the fact that his front left leg is grey while his body is black with a few brindle stripes that he got from Blue. None of the other puppies nor is parents had grey on them so he was a little special. Special enough that I decided to keep him instead of his sister when I was selling the puppies.
Peanut Butter Carrot Cake for Oddball's 2nd birthday
  In the last two years Oddball has learned to hunt, catch fish in the pond, and he has also gotten into a few little fights and accidents. If you were to look at him closely you would think he was getting into fights because of the amount of scars he has, but those are from wrestling with his dad, jumping between bard wire fences, and doesn't seem to realize that the cats don't want to play with him, especially when he barks at them.
 No, Oddball isn't the perfect dog, he has killed a chicken, come home on occasion bleeding from getting into things he shouldn't had, chews on any slippers he find, likes to sit on people as if he were a little toy breed and howls like a hound dog, but he also likes to do tricks, loves to give kisses, eats the food scrapes from the juicer, and is a great model for pictures so I think he's pretty perfect for me.
Battle Scars
  • I got Oddball's name tag on etsy from Billetsdoux who is in Canada.
  • If you want to feed your dog all natural cookies and treats, try Three Dogs Bakery products. Locally we can only get these at Tractor Supply, but our dogs love them and the sandwich cookies are so easy for our oldest dog to eat since you can easily break them into little pieces. 
  • Here is another big hit I've made for the dogs in the past: Pumpkin PB Dog Bites
PB Carrot Doggie Birthday Cake
All of the dogs loved this cake, especially the frosting. Oddball and Marley cleaned their plates as usual and wanted more. Our horses and pig thought that this was a tasty cake too. 

Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Cake
yields: 1- 8" round cake

1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil or applesauce
1/3 cup honey
1 cup shredded carrots
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup whole wheat flour

1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 8" round cake pan or an 8x4" loaf pan/
2. Mix together the first 6 ingredients until everything is smooth before stirring in the flour.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted.

I made the frosting using maybe 1 part honey to 2-3 parts peanut butter that I heated up for 15 seconds in the microwave and added a little almond milk to thin it out.

I'd store the cake covered in the microwave.

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