Friday, July 31, 2009

Pink Saturday...It's Jessies's Birthday!

Beverly at is our hostess for this weekly event and the Queen of Pink! Jessie Bell is our sweet little Shih Tzu and we are celebrating her birthday this week!

Jessie loves to dress up in her little pink dress! Did I buy a special dress for her birthday? Of course not!--I bought it for Easter :) I think she knows it's her special day--she's posing. I instructed her to give you her dreamy faraway look--She wants to be taken seriously!

While Jessie does like her dresses--hats--not so much. You know, not everyone looks good in a hat. I understand. Hats are not great on me either and the apple doesn't usually fall far from the tree. I bought it at a darling store called Bark Avenue.

In honor of Jessie's third birthday, I baked her and a couple of close friends several small birthday cakes. Her green cookies were a gift from her friend, Tazee Mae, the Yorkie. Even southern dogs have double names!

Jessie is such a lady. She let her guest have the first bite. Taz wore her pink jeweled collar in honor of the occasion!

Jessie's Birthday Cake Recipe

1 cup white or whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 cup grated carrots, 1/3 tsp. vanilla, 1/3 cup honey. Combine all ingredients. I baked these in greased creme brulee` ramekins. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. "Frost" with tinted cottage cheese.

I have one question---Do you think I need grandchildren?

Have a great Saturday!


  1. How adorable...yes, you may need grandchildren! LOL! I want a doggy to dress up...maybe the guinea pigs will hold still...

  2. My two Shih-tzus, Harley and Jorja say HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSIE!!!!! :)

  3. Happy b'd day to Jessie... how cute in that outfit... my poodles would go nuts! LOL

    happy pink saturday

  4. Oh Susan I wish my Bruiser could have came. He loves treats and he would think that Jessie looks beautiful too. She is just precious, and I thank you so much for sharing her birthday with me today. Happy Birthday Jessie! Please stop by and say hi. I love to have you visit. Country Hugs and love, Sherry

  5. Happy Birthday Jessie!!!! You are so adorable and we can tell how VERY
    much you are loved!!!

    love, kelee and Oliver Wendell(basset hound) from The Katillac Shack!

  6. How adorable - Happy Birthday to Jessie! Yes - you need Grands. :-)
    I also felt I already knew you ladies.

  7. Happy Birthday Jessie. Oh you look so pretty! I wish I could have been there to have a little piece of your yummy cake. I know we would be friends. Did Charlie come too? Please come and visit me today..there was trouble during the night, but mom and Dad got it sorted out!


    Little Buddy. (big lick)

  8. Happy Birthday to Jessie! What a cutie! Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. ♥HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU♥ What a sweet pair of doggies!

    Happy Pink Saturday to their momma!

  10. Happy Birthday Jessie :-)..what a cutie
    Happy PS and enjoy your weekend

  11. Is that cute or WHAT, sugar?!?! How adorable she is. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I love and appreciate each and every one and am so glad you like my laundry room......
    Happy birthday Jessie.......... Hah

  12. Happy Birthday to Jessie and Happy Pink Saturday to Susan. What a sweet doggie girl.

  13. This is just the cutest thing...I love it!!! Jessie is adorable!!! Maybe Cooper and Jessie could date!!! Cooper id single right now and I am playing matchmaker!!!

    The cake is precious...I may use the rcipe for Cooper's b-day!!!

    This is a darling post!!!

    Happy Saturday!!!

  14. Now that's the way to celebrate a party!
    Have a perfect Pink Saturday & a great week too!
    xo Tami

  15. Happy Pink Saturday!

    So very cute!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  16. Happy Birthday Jessie! How cute is that? What a polite hostess Jessie is. My Elsie probably would have jumped in there and eaten everything before her guests had a chance to get in a lick! Yep! Sounds to me like you need grands (BYPPH!). laurie

  17. Your sweet Jessie Belle is adorable in her pink birthday shirt. My Molly would have swiped the goodies before the party even started! Happy Birthday Jessie, and Happy Pink Saturday to your Mommy. Please come by for a visit if you can.

  18. Happy birthday Sweet Jessie.
    Very cute photos of your adorable little dog.

    Enjoy your weekend

  19. Cute! I like her pink dress! Please tell her I said "Happy Birthday!" Thanks again for your lovely comments over on my blog, I appreciate it! hugs ~cindy s~

  20. Oh that is funny! One luckie doggie! So cute.

  21. Well, I have two young grandchildren that live in another state. So don't get to see them often. But at least with the dogs, they don't ever grow out of that "hug me, snuggle me, pet me" stage.

  22. Unconditional love! There is always a happy face waiting...looking up...lucky you and lucky pup!

  23. OMG! Is that not just the cutest thing EVER!
    Love the birthday hat! You are a quick photographer!!
    Happy Birthday to your Shih-Tzu from me & my Shih-Tzu!

    You have got to get Jessie some Frosty Paws frozen dog treats! Little Dog has gone ga ga over them! I did a post about him & Frosty Paws recently - hilarious watching him it that stuff!

    P.S. Love Jessie's haircut - very nice grooming!!

  24. Happy PS, Susan & Happy Birthday, Jessie Bell! She looks adorable in her little birthday hat! Looks like she was lovin her pretty party!

    Thanks for sharing your great photos! Have a lovely weekend!


  25. Nice to meet you, Susan. Thanks for visiting and for your kind words. I'm Digging!!
    I have been snooping around your blog and have decided to follow you since your writing is so upbeat!
    Yes. You need grandchildren!
    Everybody need them!

  26. Jessie is adorable! She sure is one lucky dog, too!


  27. Oh how cute, and yes you need grandchildren but so do I !! Thanks for your nice comments on our kitchen redo, the backsplash is faux and purchased at Home Depot. They have tons to pick from and my hubby said its similar to putting up wallpaper as far as skill level is concerned. Just let me know if you have any more questions! Cindy

  28. Happy Birthday to Jessie. How cute Jessie is all dressed up.

  29. Adorable!!!
    Happy Pink Weekend:))))


  30. Now Jessie must be the happiest dog in the world to have an owner like you who goes all out for the birthday celebrations... Yes you would be a great Grandmother!!! xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  31. How cute is that!!!!!!!!! Laura@the mansion

  32. Sue,
    Jessie sure had a swanky birthday party and looked spiffy too!

  33. What-a-lucky dog you have! A new pink dress and a birthday party with a homemade cake! Wow! Precious.

  34. You won't make the grandchildren eat the green doggie cookies will you? Good.

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