Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Birthday, Topper!

Here's an updated post about Topper, my golden retriever. I originally posted this when he was 5. Today he's 10! Happy Birthday, Topper

I have three blogs: one for Mystery one for Chocolate and one for TeamBuilding. However, I don't have a general blog where I can post whatever comes to mind. Of course, I do that occasionally on one or the other of my blogs. I like to post photos and news about my animals, so today I'm posting on Mystery Fanfare for all you dog lovers out there. There is a mystery tie-in, sort of. Mystery Readers Journal had an issue focusing on Animal Mysteries (Volume 27:3) So, if you want to find out more about authors who write 'animal' mysteries, be sure and check out the Table of Contents or order a copy (available in hardcopy or as a PDF download).

Today is Topper's 10th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Boy! We adopted Topper when he was 8 months, and he's such a happy boy! He loves just about everything, including loud noises. So glad he's in my life. Here's the perfect Birthday Cake for his birthday. Our friends Elaine and Patrick make this cake for their dogs every year. I have not tasted it. It's for dogs. Recipe is from The Honest Kitchen website (dehydrated, human-grade natural dog food and natural cat foods)

Be sure to scroll down for more photos of Topper. As you'll see, Topper and I share many of the same interests: Gardening, Books and the Beach. One passion we don't share is Chocolate. Chocolate is poisonous to dogs.

Pupalicious Birthday Cake

Ingredients
4 cups Force
2 table spoons Ice Pups
1 cup chicken stock
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup plain yogurt

Optional:
 ½ cups smashed up Smooches, Nuzzles or Pecks

For The Icing:
1 cup Plain Yogurt
2 strips Bacon

What To Do
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pre-grease a 10 inch cake pan (you can use butter or vegi oil). You can also line the pan with a strip of wax paper to encourage easy release. Combine in a bowl, the Force and the Ice pups and sift together. In a separate bowl combine the eggs and the yogurt. Whisk at high speed for 3 minutes. Gradually add in honey. Reduce the speed to low and add in the dry mixture cup by cup.
Then add in any extras you’d like and mix in.
Bake in oven for 25-35 minutes, until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Cook up 2 pieces of bacon and chop them into small pieces. Carefully invert cake onto a serving dish. Ice with plain yogurt and sprinkle with bacon bits.
Serve up!!!






5 comments:

Priscilla said...

So cute! And he is orange... OK, so I'm a sucker for orange cats, but he is just as sweet!

Jane R said...

What a beautiful Golden. And, he certainly doesn't look like a senior boy! We've had four Goldens share their lives with us (two reds and two blondes) and they all were truly remarkable dogs. Happy Birthday to Topper and thank you for sharing his photos!

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Jane, I've had so many goldens over the years. They're all special and wonderful.

Becky Muth said...

Topper is a handsome fella! I'm on my second golden. No other breed will satisfy my puppy fever. There's something special about them.

ana manwaring said...

Happy birthday to Topper! He can collect the max in Social Security now!
A big hug to him from me.