Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My 12th Birthday

Tubby here: I had a great 12 birthday.  After the indignity of being forced to wear this hat:

at lest Weasley had to wear one too.
I got my presents.   A t shirt that says Knight in Shining Armor:

A Knights and Dragons Collar from DayDogDesigns on Etsy.   (Notice a theme mom was feeling kind of Game of Thrones when she shopped for my pressies)

And a Himalayan Chew bone (everyone wanted that but it was all mine!):

I wouldn't even put it down for my birthday photo with Daddy.

Then we went on a nice walk in Liberty State Park, its my favorite park and it was closed for months after Sandy.

The best part of the day though was my cake!  Mom put all of my favorite flavors Banana, Peanut Butter, Carrots, and Carob together.

Tubby's Grain Free Peanut Butter Banana Carrot and Carob Chip Cake

1 3/4 cups coconut flour (this is a great grain free flour with lots of protein an fiber but you can sub whole wheat flour if you want)
1 cup peanut butter
1 mashed banana 
1 cup chopped baby carrots
1 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsp honey
1 egg, beaten
1 cup carob chips
1 extra banana, sliced, for the top

Preheat the oven to the 350.  Spray a small cake pan with non stick spray.  Stir the peanut butter, banana, oil, honey, egg, and carrots together.  Add the coconut flour and mix well.   Then mix in the carob chips.  Spread into the cake pan.  Bake 30 minutes until cooked through.

It sure was tasty (prepare for picture overload...because mom says there is nothing cuter then a dog eating a cake)!


  1. What a fun birthday you had, Tubby. Happy 12th birthday!

    You don't look pleased in the silly hat at all. Has your mom seen the season premiere for Game of Thrones yet?

  2. Happy 12th Birthday Tubby. Love your Tshirt and new collar. We are drooling at the sight of your birthday cake. Nice one! Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Happy Birthday Tubby! Your cake looks delicious and you are very handsome in your new gear.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  4. You had an awesome birthday! What a great walk and I love your new shirt!

  5. Such a great birthday!!! Your cake sounds delicious and your mom is right...you are too cute eating up your cake!
    *high paws*

  6. 12 years old! Happy Birthday, Tubby! You still look like a young pup. I'm cracking up over your cake eating leg splits. I agree with your mom. A pup enjoying cake is super cute.

  7. Oh you had a great birthday Tubby! I wish i lived closer so i could have came over and shared a little piece of cake with you! Happy Day!!!
    stella rose and mags

  8. Happy 12ths birthday Tubby!! AND MANY MORE!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  9. What a great Birthday Tubby!! You are soo lucky to have a mom that cooks such wonderful foods for you! Your cake looks yummy.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  10. Happy birthday Tubby - you're really styling in your new gear!

    Your mom is the best baker and cook - you're one lucky dog :-)

  11. Great treats, great noms but I have to agree with you Tubby about that hat...Tell your momz you're not a traffic cone! BOL!

  12. Woof! Woof! CUTE Birthday Hat. WOW what a treat, tasty. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. Happy Barkday Tubby! I likes your hat an your shirt an your cake an your visit to the park! You had a pawtastic day!

  14. Love the shirt

    Stop on by for a visit

  15. Big Happy Birthday to you! You really had a good one.

  16. What a wonderful Birthdays you are having! Happy Birthday to you!

  17. Happy birthday, Tubby! You look awesome for 12! Love the shirt and collar but man oh man, that cake! Yummy!

  18. Happy, HAPPY Birthday Tubby!!! What an awesome birthday party you had!!! You got some super cool stuff there!! Is that your mom in the header pic?? Our mama loves her hair!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  19. Looks like you had a great birthday, and the cake looks like it may have made up for having to wear that hat?!

  20. What a wonderful birthday you had, love the T-shirt and that cake, so yummy xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  21. Happy big 1-2! My that hat looks awfully adorable on you!

  22. Happy 12th Tubby! Looks like you had a blast! Have to say I thought the hat worked for ya! :)

  23. Happy Birthday, darling tubby! Such great fun!

  24. What a birthday celebration! Love the photos. I think my favorite is the on with your dadad the bone in your mouth. ;-)

  25. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

    I love your enthusiasm for cake and that sure was one loaded birthday cake. YUM!

    That was a very clever theme for your birthday attire. Your mom is so creative.

    I'm wishing you a year full everything your heart desires.

    Bella & Sweet Pea

  26. Happy Birthday Tubby! I, for one, LOVE your hat and I especially love your cake. I bet if I used apple instead of carrot, even Mama would eat it!

  27. Happy belated Tubby! It looks as if you had a great day.

  28. happy happy birthday tubby and bob coming up on Monday!
    april 15th is our bird gilberts birthday too!

    he wonders if your mom would make that delicious cake for us to enjoy or a different one!
    she has so many fabulous recipes we cannot wait to see and taste!

    I will have to make this one for him and r-chee today!