Happy 7th birthday, Humphrey! It’s pawty time, even if it’s just us having crazy furfamily fun this year (along with you, our virtual VIP guests, of course). Every milestone together is something to celebrate and a great time to make special memories. Come and join us for a peek at Humphrey’s 7th birthday celebration with homemade cake, treats, and more.
Humphrey's 7th Birthday
We started Humphrey’s special birthday fun with a family mini roadie for walk in a nearby dog-friendly park. We’d considered a beach trip, but the weather forecast wasn’t in our favour so we’ll save that treat for another day. After a brief post walkies snooze for Humphrey to recharge, it was time for our annual ritual of preparing a special cake and treats.
Other than the tug toy in the pictures, the rest of Humphrey’s birthday toys this year were store bought. No, not because I’m super lazy. Haha! There are plenty of homemade toys in his toy basket, and some more ready in the linen cupboard. By happy accident, one of his Christmas toys has a fabulous squeak that he loves squeaking and singing (howling) along with, so we hunted down some similar squeaky toys as a special surprise. The octopus was bought at the same time because it looked cute and fun.
Homemade Cake-Less Dog Birthday Cake
Humphrey’s birthday cake this year was a special cake-less cake. Instead of making one of my usual dog-friendly cakes using a baked cake or meatloaf, I used steak cut into cake-like shapes and lightly grilled on the barbeque. There are no flours or grains and it’s super simple to adapt to other dog diets (including raw). See our cake-less steak dog cake post for the doggone delicious details.
Humphrey was VERY excited, but there was no full-sized cake smash for the wee man. Sorry, Humpster! Humphrey is on a bit of a doggy diet to maintain his weight. Additionally, steak is a special indulgence, especially in Humphrey’s purine-moderated Dalmatian diet. He isn’t on a medically restricted diet or directed feeding protocol, but we still moderate his foods as a precaution. For more restrictive diets, the cake-less cake can be easily changed to another protein. Drool your way through our steak cake post and sniff around for more info and ideas. Humphrey enjoyed a special celebratory slice, and the rest was packed away for future enjoyment in small quantities.
Tasty Birthday Treats
We also made a birthday batch of tasty turmeric gelatin gummy treats. These are simple stock gelatin gummy dog treats with diluted homemade chicken stock and turmeric powder. They’re diet-friendly goodies, too. Shhh… Don’t tell Humphrey. He loves his gummies and these are healthy treats that I love sharing. We always have some sort of homemade gummy dog treats on hand in the fridge.
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 blog dog world. Thank you for the happy birthday wishes you’ve sent to Humphrey on our social media. Love and licks from our furfamily to yours!
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