Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Monday was this little nugget's 3rd birthday~

This is Zetta, one of out two English Labradors.  She's the newest of my brood, but not the youngest.  Zetta came to live with us when she was 1 1/2.  Her breeder shows labs and actually kept Zetta as the pick of her litter with intent to show and breed her.  {Yes, she walks really pretty like the dog show dogs you see on TV.}  Zetta's legs didn't grow to full breed standard length, though, and she has a crooked tooth, so life kept her from being a show dog.  Her breeder wanted to place her with a family, and that's when I found her.  She's been with us since February 2010.  She is absolutely the most loving of our dogs.  She is very much "my" dog.  She stays by my side almost constantly. 

I'm certain she did not like wearing the party hat for this picture!!  But she did like what came next...Pupcakes.

I found the following recipe for Pupcakes online.  I've made a few edits.  The dogs loved them; and the husband was sorely disappointed because by the smell of them baking in the oven, he thought he was getting a treat!

1 large shredded carrot
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
2 mashed ripe bananas
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cups water

Use a hand mixer to mix together the shredded carrot, egg, vanilla peanut butter, honey and mashed banana.  Add part of the flour and all of the baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Slowly add in the water and remaining flour.  Spray a muffin pan with non-stick baking spray.  Fill each cup almost full; they don't rise too much.  Bake for 50 minutes at 350.  The full recipe makes at least 24 pupcakes.  It's optional to ice them with lowfat or fat free cream cheese. 

They aren't the most beautiful thing I've ever baked, but the dogs devoured them.

Is anyone else out there crazy enough to bake a special treat for their pups???

1 comment:

  1. I've gotta know, how did they taste? -MST