Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Emma turns 6!

Yesterday was Emma's sixth birthday. I can still remember when she could fit her whole body under the sofa!

Before Emma joined our family, we had been looking for a Labrador retriever. Our agility instructor pointed us to Emma's breeder and the rest is history. Emma has turned out not to be a great agility dog, which is disappointing in some ways because she has very good structure for it, but she excels at her number one job which is to be a companion and family member in good standing. She is extremely loving and easy to get along with.

Recently someone asked me what actress Emma would be. I said Reese Witherspoon but not really Reese herself but Elle in Legally Blonde -- before she went to Harvard. I have not doubts that Emma has the smarts but she's really busy with her social life and I can picture her as president of a sorority. I also know that if she puts her mind to something, she can make it happen.

To celebrate the event, DH stopped at Three Dog to get treats -- and walked out with a cake. I made frozen pupsicles and of course Emma got some new toys (which means some carcasses can be retired).

Frozen Pupsicles

32 ounces yogurt, plain nonfat
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Blend well. Fill small paper cups like 3 ounce Dixie cups with the mixture. Freeze at least two hours. To serve, let thaw slightly and pop the pupsicle out of the cup and into a bowl.

Source: You Bake 'em Dog Biscuits by Janine Adams
Serving Size: 12


  1. Happy Birthday to Emma! I wish we still had a Three Dog where I could get a cool cake like that for Reilly.

  2. What an awesome cake! She is a beautiful girl and I'm glad she had a happy day.