mukha's 3rd birthday !

mukha turned 3 on 11.22! it was a great night! we all ate yummy food and played with mukha's new toys! she had fun opening her presents and eating her cake, and eating frozen peas! it's the first time i've wrapped her presents, or made her a cake. the recipe is at the very end of this post. here's a picture of the birthday girl with her birthday beefcake!


here are some more pix from the night.. most are with the phone.

mukha doesn't usually destroy her toys, but she was probably thinking, 'it's my birthday, i'll destroy my toys if i want to' ! i'm just glad she had fun! she's so cute :)

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opening prezzies!

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i accidently got mukha a dangerous weapon for a toy :( the knotted ball on a rope in the photo below. at first, mukha always put the handle part in her mouth and swung it back and forth and beat herself up with the ball! i tied an extra knot in the rope to shorten it, i tried to put more knots but one is all that would fit. i tried to teach her that it's safer with the ball, not the handle, in her mouth.. but i think she's just learning the hard way!



earlier the same day that mukha was born, my love chanhi passed away. she was the sweetest weimaraner i knew ((until i met mukha!!)). she was so warm and squishy and cuddly! i miss her dearly, but i'm just really thankful that we shared some of our lives together. i hope i get to see her again.
i think she helped hook me and mukha up.. thank you chanhi! by finding mukha and having her birthday be the same day, it has eased the pain associated with that day. it was the worst day of my life, and now it's also the best day of my life!

here are some pictures in rememberance of sweet sweet chanhi.

chanhi loved to play and run at the dog beach at flagler beach, fl. here she is just resting and being cute! i loved her hands, she always had puppy paws.

chanhi's bright eyes

chanhi and her shadow



dog birthday beef cake recipe
here is the site with the original recipe http://www.dog-names.org.uk/dog-birthday-cakes.htm
here's my version. i changed it to be healthier, i think, and easier!
i added more oats/less flour, an extra egg/less corn oil, and i didn't puree the meat, eggs, oil and veggies.. that's just krazy!
i don't eat meat (except fish sometimes, it's magical..) so i don't know what it tasted like, but mukha loved it!

mukha's birthday beefcake::

preheat oven 350 degrees

in one bowl:
12 oz ground beef
5 eggs
1/4 cup corn oil
handful sliced baby carrots
handful frozen peas
mix n mash it up thoroughly

in another bowl:
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
mix it up thoroughly

combine beef mix with flour mix and stir it up thoroughly

grease and flour a pan
poor in the cake mix
bake 60 mins.
cool 30 mins
spread cream cheese on top
decorate with peas

( i used an 8x8 pan, and the cake was about 1 1/2 inches thick. she ate almost half for her birthday dinner. the remaining larger half she had for breakfast and dinner the next day.)

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