Saturday, January 9, 2010


Happy Anniversary / Birthday Due - Man. There was a little confusion as to what we were celebrating. Jan 8, 2010 is the 3rd anniversary of Due being released from death row - so is it an anniversary - or is it his birthday? Either way there was a party.

Mom and I marked the occasion by baking the Duester a birthday/anniversary cake! A peanut butter carrot cake topped with cream cheese and honey.
OK. Fine. Mom baked the cake. BUT I SUPERVISED, a very important job in the baking process.
We found the recipe on this great website. Mom tweaked it a little, but the great thing is that it's easy - and is created with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
If you want to make your own celebration cake here you go:


In a large bowl combine the following:
1 cup white or whole wheat flour (we used whole wheat)
1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup vegetable oil (we used canola)
1/4 cup peanut butter (TIP: we measured the oil first - then used the same measuring cup for the peanut butter - and it didn't stick - since there was a little oil left in the cup!)
1 cup grated carrots
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 egg.

Mix well and pour into a loaf pan sprayed with nonstick spray.

Bake for 40:00.

Cool on a wire rack.

NOW THE FUN PART - we ordered a bone-shaped cake pan from
Target - but not wanting to pay for overnight shipping, we opted to use a loaf pan - and cut out our own bone shape.
Whip together 6 oz. of cream cheese with 1 Tbl of honey - until smooth.
Frost the top of the cake - and drizzle with more honey for presentation.

This makes a small cake - just perfect for 2 (with a little leftover for the next morning)

***NOTE: Mom did order the bone pan - so I suspect in June - there will be another cake to celebrate my birthday!!!!


After the 2-legged ones have their dinner - it's time for dessert. I was so excited I just couldn't keep my eyes open!
Due and I are served in his bowls....they made for lovely dessert plates!
I also have to double check and make sure Due has gotten every last morsel - he does the same for me!
Tom's informed me if I look at Deborah lovingly...there might be a SECOND SERVING OF CAKE!
Does life get any better....
Of's more romantic to dine snout to snout!
Happy Anniversary Due! I'm forever grateful that you were rescued. (Good job Tom & Deb!) I can't imagine life in the big city without you by my side!


SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Abbey. Back from my long holiday break. Happy New Year! Sure missed lots of posts from your blog. Good to meet Due. LOVE your delish treat ... will ask my mom to make it. YES! Lots of SNOW but its cold. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Emma Rose said...

Happy, happy, HAPPY anniversary Due! No dog should ever be on death row. You are very special and you have a great friend in Abbey.

And that cake! Yum, yum!!!

Emma Rose

Samantha said...

Happy Anniversary Due!! That was a great cake you got!!

JackDaddy said...

It's a birth-a-versary!
You parents are very lucky that you waited for them when you were in jail - but I know you knew they were coming for you so you weren't scared at all!

Alex93andme said...

Happy Anniversary/Birthday!!! That is sure one good looking cake you have!!

Farley's Mom said...

Happy Anniversary Due, we are so happy his humans found him so you could enjoy life together. Your Mom did a beautiful job on the cake. What a special day for all of you :)

Ben said...

Oh Due Happy B-day, Happy Rescue Day, Happy Great Cake Day, Happy Liberation Day, Happy Pawaversary, Happy Found your Furever Family Day - call it what you want it was the first day of the rest of your life.