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8th February was Mika’s birthday! And once again she gets her annual home baked birthday cake. This year it was banana & peanut cake with cinnamon cream cheese icing which she didn’t really fancy. I shall revert back to the carrot & peanut butter cake with cottage cheese icing again next year!

Couldn’t celebrate Mika’s birthday on the day itself because of work schedule so we did a belated one with close family & brought her to Kallang Park for a nice stroll. Mika was treated with steamed broccoli mixed with stewed pork for dinner & birthday cake for dessert! She was one happy pooch that night…

I simply love Mika’s face when we have the birthday cake in front of her as if she knows it’s her special day & she can eat it! It’s different when we have her with human birthday celebrations! Well, another year has passed and she’s 4 human years now. No longer a puppy but still a puppy in my eyes!

Love u my little Mika!

XOXO
Jessica

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P.S. this is the dog cake recipe which Mika didn’t like:

Banana Peanut Dog Birthday Party Cake
2/3 cup ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup softened safflower margarine
3 large eggs
3/4 cup Water
2 cups unbleached white flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
In mixing bowl, beat together mashed banana and butter until creamy. Add eggs and water. Beat well. Stir in dry ingredients. Beat until smooth. Add nuts. Spoon batter evenly into oiled and floured bundt pan. Bake for about 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes, remove from pan, replace on rack and cool.

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Mika, it's Snowing!

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Lucky (or to her it may be unlucky) lil’ Mika had her bath today! As her breed doesn’t need to take a bath as often as others (once every 3-4 weeks) because her coat will form a natural waterproof coat and thus will not smell. I read that if we shower her too often, this waterproof coat will never form and chances of her smelling stronger is higher!

I’ve been taking care of her for about a year now, and she really does not smell like other dogs even after a month without a shower!

BUT…

It’s her shedding season again! (twice a year) And that’s when I get tumbleweeds at home! So, this time round when I showered her, I was prepared to see a lot of fur fall off. But to my horror it was a lot more than I’ve expected!

I was happy to get a big tuff of fur off her during the shower, hoping that when I blow dry her my kitchen won’t be covered with her fur flying around.

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Nope!

Mika surprises me once again! When I was blow drying her, I felt like it was snowing in my kitchen as fur was floating from the sky. After about an hour of blow drying her, she’s finally dry! (She loves to run around the kitchen while I’m drying her which makes it more tedious) And the 1st time in my life I see a HUGE ball of fur automatically gathered at a corner of my kitchen.

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It’s amazing how much fur she sheds and yet still look like she hasn’t lost any fur!

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More fur at the other corner of my kitchen.

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Even my hairdryer is not spared!

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Mika doesn’t care how much fur she sheds, she’s just really happy, fluffy and excited to be all squeaky clean again!

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Till next month…

XOXO

Jessica

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