Mama Diaries

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Half Birthday Cake

Yesterday was my daughter's half birthday.  (Can you believe it's already been six months since her infamous chocolate birthday party?)  To celebrate the occasion, I made a cake.  After it came out of the oven, I put it on the counter to cool.

Schultz, our giant German Shepherd, came up and gave it a sniff. 

"Leave it alone, Schultz.  It's not for you," I said.

Schultz walked away, so I figured it would be safe.

While the cake continued cooling, I went for a two mile run.  When I came back, I had a little surprise waiting for me.  One layer of the cake was on the floor, half eaten.

"Schultz!" I bellowed.

He shuffled into the room with his head held low.  A few pink crumbs were stuck on his nose. 

Apparently he thought that a half birthday cake meant half was for him.

I just shook my head and sent him to his crate.  Then I frosted the remaining half and we all enjoyed a half  piece of half a cake during the last half of my daughter's half birthday.

 

36 comments:

  1. Hope the dog enjoyed the half cake, don't time fly, 6 months between birthdays.

    Enjoy your week-end dog as well.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm not sure Schultz liked strawberry cake (my daughter's request). Otherwise he would've eaten the whole thing.

      Have a great weekend!

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  2. I'm hoping you used the half of the cake that still remained on the counter to celebrate the half birthday, since you said one half was on the floor.

    Schultz gets pretty good food on the side, doesn't he? (I like the mention of pink crumbs on the nose. . .) btw, you're too trusting.

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    1. You're right - I am too trusting! It gets me in lots of trouble. ;0)

      And yes, I didn't use the cake that fell on the floor. I think it was there longer than five seconds.

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    1. He's just too curious. That big nose of his gets him into lots of trouble!

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  4. Fitting that he left half! (He could have eaten the whole thing...)

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    1. He totally gets the half birthday thing!

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  5. You just know Schultz was thinking, "Silly human leaving that cake all unattended". It must have looked and smelled so good he could not help himself.

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    1. Yeah. I must be one really dumb human!

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  6. I think Schultz is pretty smart to stop at a half a cake. It's like he knew it was your daughter's half birthday. :)

    I can't believe six months have gone by already!

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  7. Schultz is just showing his appreciation for your baking talent. lol.

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  8. Schultz must have been in big trouble for that! Hope he doesn't get tummy troubles from eating half a cake, even though he brought it on himself. Glad it wasn't chocolate. That would have made him awfully sick. Our dog, Elliott, is very sensitive to chocolate.

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    1. I'm glad it wasn't chocolate, too, or it would've meant even bigger trouble for Schultz!

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  9. Aww that's so sweet celebrating her half birthday!
    You're lucky I wasn't right there, alongside Schultz. There wouldn't have even been a crumb left to devour. :)

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    1. Ha! I guess a half cake would be kind of easy to make disappear.

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  10. awww that is so cool that they celebrate twice a year---what a "groovy" mom ;)

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  11. Half birthday's too, how nice of you and hahaha at least he decided to share.

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  12. Schultz may be related to my Scout. I can't leave anything out in the kitchen. Even though he has short legs, somehow he turns into the tallest dog in the world if he sees food sitting out. He once stole almost an entire loaf of fresh-baked bread (I'd had one slice). When I returned from a vacation and had nothing in the house to eat except a hamburger, I put it on a plate and pushed it to the back of the counter while I left the room for about two seconds. I entered the kitchen to find Scout with a paw hooked around the bottom of the plate, pulling it toward him. I never had a chance. It was gone before I could open my mouth to yell NO!

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. hope the birthday wasn't that "half" bad!!
    new follower from christine's interview. hi~

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following! The half birthday was 100% awesome! ;)

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  14. At least he didn't eat it all! I've had a similar problem with a certain black cat and some chicken!

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    1. Pets! I think they think they're human.

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  15. Ha ha, dogs can be so cheeky sometimes. Did he do that classic guilty look at you? Your daughter is very lucky to get a cake for her half-birthday as well.

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    1. Yes, he gave me the classic guilty look. I didn't have to ask him twice to go to his crate!

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  16. Wow, six months already
    I hope Shultz didn't get sick.

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  17. Awww, poor Shultz just wanted to celebrate. That's great you made do with the remaining cake.

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  18. The chocolate party was already six months ago? Haha, he couldn't help himself and got tempted by it. So amusing to hear Schultz has sweet tooth :)

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