July 13

Happy 3rd Birthday, Casper!

Posted by lori . 8 Comments



Thursday, May 7th was Casper’s 3rd Birthday!  Casper’s racing name was Try N Ryan.  He came to us with the “pet” name of Casper.  It seemed to fit him, so we kept it.  Actually, we’re very unoriginal when it comes to naming our pets.  Casper was fostered by my friend Amy and her husband.  It was through Casper that we became friends.  All I can say about my Caspie is that he’s the sweetest boy in the whole world.  He’s a good boy and infinitely patient.  He’s playful, does funny after-bath zoomies and has learned to manipulate his sister, Freedom, with passive-aggressive behavior.

I was trying to think of something fun to do for Casper’s birthday.  I didn’t want to get Casper toys since Freedom got toys for her birthday.  I first saw PetCakes by Lucky Paws on Kristin G.’s blog, Dogs Rock!! So I picked up a box.

PetCakes are fun and easy.  I purchased the PetCakes Starter Kit.  You get a PupCakes Pan and two packets of mix.

To make the PetCakes, you mix one of the packets with 1/ 2 cup of water and 1 Tbsp. of peanut butter.  Spray the PupCakes pan with nonstick coating and fill the pan until full.

Microwave for 2-1/2 minutes and after they have cooled…Voila!

Reviews were mixed.  Casper took his, dropped it, sniffed, then “sat” so that I would give him a different treat.  Freedom gobbled hers up and then while Casper was sitting, nabbed his and ate it before I could grab it back OR take a picture.  So, Freedom says, “Yay,” and Casper says, “Nay.”  I am going to make them again and experiment a little.

We topped off the day with a doggie ice cream treat.  Happy Birthday, Casper!




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8 Responses to " Happy 3rd Birthday, Casper!"

  • houndstooth says:

    Casper is one stunning hound, and oh, the pictures I could take of him! *sigh* I have a feeling those cakes would go over very well here. If you enjoy baking, I recommend the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook. It has ingredients that are very healthy for the dogs, and the stuff would be safe for people to eat, if they were so inclined. Some of the recipes are involved, but a lot of them are pretty easy! I’ve also really been wanting to try the Freezy Pups kit, but haven’t found one yet. http://www.freezypups.com/products/freezy-pups/freezy-pups-kit.html

    • lori says:

      The Freezy Pups kit looks awesome! Freedom and Casper actually like it when we give them an ice cube for a treat, so I know the Freezy Pups would be popular.

  • mayziegal says:

    Yippee! Happy birthday, Casper! I hope it’s full of every single little thing you ever dreamed of!

    Those cakes look pretty good. And easy enough that my mom might actually do it. And that’s saying a lot!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  • lowee says:

    what a sweet pup! you need to bring both houndies to work for a visit.
    pretty please.

  • Kristin G. says:

    Happy birthday Casper!! I’m sure Freedom didn’t mind Casper not eating his. My hounds all inhaled their PetCakes, but they’re not very choosy when it comes to treats. If we put it in front of them, they’ll usually eat it. 🙂

    • lori says:

      Thanks for visiting, Kristin. You are correct…Freedom loves it when Casper is a little picky. She’s not.

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