Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Throw a Birthday Party for your dog

Today's article was all about 'Parties For Your Dog'. So here I wanted to fine tune that a bit more into Birthday Parties for your dog. Birthday parties for your dog can be a lot of fun, especially if you can find a lot of games and such to keep everyone busy. Today I'll show you some videos of people throwing Birthday Parties for their dogs, give you more game ideas, and show you more things to look into.

Lets start with some videos shall we? Jesse and Heather join us again to show us what they did for Jesse's 4th birthday.

As you can see they didn't have a full blown party of a lot of people or dogs but still had a lot of fun. Looks like they did a lot of contests with Jessee and Kaine and both dogs really seem to have enjoyed themselves!

Lets take a look at another video.

These guys did a great job at giving Max his 3rd birthday. The set things up very nicely and had a lot of dogs for him to play with. No contests, just let the dogs have fun running and playing together. I love the cake they did too!

Now if you really want to go all out, check out this video.

It's all up to you on what you want to do for your dog's birthday, it can be a lot of fun for people and for their dogs.

I think throwing in a few contests would be fun, along with prizes. Here a good book that can help you throw a good party. Beyond Fetch: Fun, Interactive Activities for You and Your Dog has some great party ideas and a lot of fun things you can do with your dog.

How about some Recipes to get you started?

Birthday Treats

You'll need;

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

For the Carob Frosting you'll need;

  • 1 cup carob chips (can be found in health food stores) May NOT be substitiuted with chocolate Chips! Chocolate is Toxic to dogs!
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine peanut butter, banana and egg in a large bowl. Stir well. Gradually add wheat germ and whole wheat flour. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Carob Frosting: Place bones on wax paper. In a double boiler over simmering water, stir carob constantly. When carob has softened, add oil. Mix well. With a spoon place a stripe down each bone. Be careful not to overheat carob as it will harden. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Serve. (Quickly clean any utensils and dishes used for melting carob).
Makes 1 dozen

This treat Recipe came from the book The Doggy Bone Cookbook

How about a Birthday Cake Recipe too?

You'll need;

  • 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

Mix together flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a ring mold sprayed with a nonstick spray for 40 minutes.

Frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese and decorate with carrot pieces. Store in refrigerator.

This Cake Recipe came from the website: Dog Cake Recipes

I hope I gave you some good ideas for throwing your dog a birthday party, have fun with it!

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