April 2nd was Alix’s second birthday. Alix, as you can probably tell from the picture below (hovering in the background) is the younger of our two Golden Retrievers. To celebrate, my wife S, in addition to feeding her a special breakfast of scrambled eggs, decided to whip up a batch of doggy cookies.
The cookies are from the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook, written by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff. The recipe she chose to follow is called the “party hearty mix-it-up-mix”. The dogs (both Alix and her older “sister” Sascha) loved them, drooling appreciatively while they were cooling off.
Amusingly, the dogs seemed to know right away that the cookies were for them. From the moment S started combining ingredients, the dogs wouldn’t leave her side. Alix even watched the oven while they were baking. Unfortunately, while I certainly tried, I couldn’t get a picture with either dog either holding or sitting in front of a cookie—they would eat it up the second I lifted the camera to my eye. Instead, S suggested I take the shot (above, on the left) to mirror the shot I had done of her chocolate sables.