Oli’s big 1-0 birthday bash! Happy 10th birthday, Oli! That’s a very special senior spotty dog milestone, indeed. Take a peek at Oli’s 10th birthday party with homemade dog-friendly birthday cake, treats, toys, and more.
Celebrating Double Digits
We partied a day early this year so that the whole family could have fun together. As always, the guest of honour was happy to pose for a few smiling photos, even in the embarrassing hat, as long as there were treats! As fellow big dog owners know, double digits are cause for celebration. Oli is still a spritely old minx for his age and size, but we’ll be moving into a new routine of preventative senior check-ups with our vets and keeping an extra eye out for any potential issues.
We had some baked goodies and homemade jerky dog treats in our buffet this year (jerky has become a go-to treat), but the star of the barkday table is definitely the cake! I think it’s one of my favourite dog birthday cakes so far. The cake was a homemade dog-friendly turkey, lamb, and vegetable meatloaf layer cake with mashed potato frosting. We’ll be sharing the recipe in an upcoming post.
Dog Birthday DIYs
After my rush to make matching bandanas for Humphrey’s first birthday, I was prepared for the next party with our matching reversible DIY dog birthday bandanas. I also made some DIY dog toys for my party animals to enjoy (and work of those treats). The latest crazy creation were some experimental compartmentalised cupcake squeaky stuffed toys, and we made new tug toys using the same simple DIY method as our basic square woven fleece dog tug toy. Now that Humphrey is growing up, the boys are particularly into ripping and tugging together.
Birthday Love and Wishes
Thank you for all of the social media love you’ve shared with our boys since we started this blog, and for the happy birthday wishes you’ve given to Oli. Your support and friendship, near and far, is what makes our blog worth all the effort. Love and licks from our furfamily to yours!
Explore all of Oli’s 10th birthday celebration posts, recipes, DIYs, and more:
- Oli’s 10th Birthday (Senior Spotty Celebrations)
- How to Make a Reversible Dog Bandana
- Layered Meatloaf Dog Birthday Cake
- Free Printable Dog Birthday Tags and Labels (New Format)
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!