Humphrey's 5th Birthday
Surf n' Turf Birthday Cake
Humphrey’s real birthday had our usual droolfest of kitchen supervision over the baking of treats and cake. By popular request (including from Oli and Humphrey) we revisited the limited ingredient dog birthday cake from Oli’s 13th birthday to create an official recipe. This time, we made the cake in our preferred meatloaf patty style. I’ll share the surf’n’turf dog birthday cake recipe in a follow-on post.
Tasty Birthday Treats and More
Because I had more beef and fish than needed for the cake alone, I made beef and carrot meatballs (Humphrey loves carrots) and baked a batch of super stinky fresh fish bone treats. Because after the cake, the kitchen was already rather stinkilicious, so I figured I might as well go for it all at once. Recipes will be shared in upcoming posts. The taste testers were very happy, and the freezer is now well stocked indeed. We also mixed up a batch of peanut butter, carob, and coconut oil dog treats and we always have some yummy gelatin gummy dog treats on hand in the fridge.
Humphrey got two new homemade squeaky dog toys for his birthday. Birthday bonenuts! We also had an awesome trip to the off leash park together with Oli. It was an extra long senior stroller hop-on-hop-off walk, taking advantage of temperate winter weather. A doggone great day indeed!
Bumper Birthday Fun
The next day, we had even more celebratory fun. Humphrey’s pal Cooper got to enjoy playtime and leftover cake with the boys. There was a lot of drool and some very happy dogs indeed!
Our boys still have their reversible birthday bandanas (love these!), but I made new any-occasion bandanas and created an extra for Cooper. Some time back, I spotted these sprinkle dog bandanas on clearance in the pet section of a local department store, bought three, and tucked them away for Humphrey’s birthday. With ready-made bandanas and quick Cricut crafting, these DIY personalised matching dog bandanas only took a few minutes to make and are super cute.
Of course, no holiday or birthday is complete in our family without the attempted group photo. These boys crack me up! They each love posing, but try and pose them together, and they inevitably give me their glummest faces. Typical siblings! Haha! Here is our latest milestone mugshot:
Birthday Love and Wishes
Thank you for all of the love you’ve shared with both our boys since we started this blog, for being part of Humphrey’s world this past year, and for the happy birthday wishes you’ve sent to Humphrey on our social media. Love and licks from our furfamily to yours!
🎉 Explore all of Humphrey’s 5th birthday celebration posts, recipes, DIYs, and more:
- Humphrey’s 5th Birthday Celebrations
- Surf’n’Turf Dog Birthday Cake with Potato Frosting
- DIY Personalised Dog Party (or Anytime!) Bandanas
- DIY Squeaky Sprinkle Cake “Birthday Bonenut” Bone Dog Toys
- Tropical Fish Bone Dog Treats (Made with Fresh Fish)
- Beef and Carrot Meatball Puppy Party Snacks
Looking for more celebration fun? Explore our milestone posts to grow up with the dogs and our blog over the years. You can also find all of our birthday-related content under the dog birthday party post category or explore the related topics below. Woofs!