Dilla, French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, wearing a Birthday Hat to Celebrate his Eleventh Birthday.

Dilla's Big Birthday Surprise

My Big Sister Willow Helps Me Celebrate

Guess what? I turned eleven today! Pretty cool right? I love getting older because life sure gets less complicated. No more unnecessary training classes or doing neat tricks for treats.

Dilla, French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, smiling on his 11th birthday.
Happy Birthday to Me 🎉🥳

I know my routine. I like my routine. My pawrents know my routine too and if my food isn't in my bowl promptly at 7:00 am, all I have to do is sigh ever so softly or gingerly paw their face to wake them up. They both spring into action, as if the world was on fire, to prepare my breakfast.

When I was a little baby doggy it took a lot more nudging and puppy-dog-eyes to get my point across so I'm guessing being a senior dog comes with a few perks and you better believe I'm cashing in. Responsibly, of course. 😉

Dilla chewing on a Nylabone chew.
My pawrent gifted me my fav Nylabone

"Birthdays are the best days and should make you feel special," every year my mom sings this cutesy song to me. She likes to make a big deal about my special day, which is fine by me, because it's nice to feel loved. From getting delicious treats, your favorite chew toy to running around the park for hours celebrating with your furiends, birthdays are full of amazing memories.

But not all of them can be winners, am I right? It's only fair that I bring up the fact there are some birthdays we would like to, well, forget. I don't make it a habit to keep track of all my "bad b-days" as I like to refer to them because who really wants to remember the time they were sick all day or caught fleas so bad that your dad had to pick them off of you one by one. True story and what a bummer it happened on a day that was suppose to be magical.

An Unexpected Sweet Surprise

Thankfully, I have only had a couple of birthdays I shall not remember and a lot more happy and exciting experiences. And this year was no different, ranking high among my top five birthdays. Let me be the first to tell you guys, my sister Willow can bake her booty off!

Willow baking Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits in a polka dot chef hat & apron for pets.
Willow sporting her new polka dot chef hat & apron

Now, I knew she was a talented jumper, but had no clue about her mad baking kills. She baked me the most scrumptious batch of Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits (recipe below). Now, of course, my pawrents can always run out to the store and grab my favorite Turkey Meatball dog treats, but there's just something so amazing and thoughtful about someone you love cooking with you in mind. Doesn't Willow look super cute in her new outfit? Get this custom chef outfit for your furbaby.

Willow's baked Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits laying on plate and she's wearing her Polka Dot Chef Hat & apron for pets.
PB Dog Treats baked with love ❤️🦴🧁❤️

Delicious Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits Recipe

There are hundreds of recipes out there for baking homemade dog treats, but Willow must have remembered how much I LOVE peanut butter and watching Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Nummies baking videos and recipes.

Here's what you'll need:

If your pup is on a diet (yes, being senior pups Willow and I have to watch our figures) try cutting the recipe in half so only use 1¼ cup of flour, ½ cup of peanut butter, half an egg, etc. The recipe will still yield over a dozen cookies, so don't worry about your pup not having enough. 😉

Now, on to making the biscuit dog treats!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and set aside a baking sheet.
  2. Combine flour, egg and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Next, add water, peanut butter and honey. Mix everything well.
  4. Roll out dough to ½” thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Cut out biscuits with cookie cutter.
  6. Using a fork, poke holes in center of biscuit for extra detail.
  7. Place on baking sheet and bake until firm, for about 18 minutes.
Willow and Dilla battle it out to see who gets to eat the delicous Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits.
These treats were so good, me and Willow were licking the floor clean! Our pawrents didn't even finish singing happy birthday. 😜🤪

After scarfing down most of the treats, my mom showed me this video of Willow making them. Not sure how she didn't eat them all at once. I guess this means Willow really does love me. 😍

This was definitely one of the most awesomest birthdays ever thanks to my sister Willow.

Ooooh time ton finish these treats... Dilla out!

About the author: Willow, a Bichon Frise mix with eyes that’ll melt your heart is a daddy’s girl. She is also the first in line to go walking, first to get food, first for kisses and cuddles. Whatever it is, Willow likes to be FIRST. She spent most of her life living in shelters so things haven't always been easy. But now, she gets to write about dog fashion, her new family and cool lil brother Dilla. Cool as a cucumber and named after the late amazing record producer J Dilla, Dilla is a Boston Terrier and French Bulldog mix. Admittedly, he hasn't always been a fan of dressing up, but Dilla has come to dig only dog clothes that are comfortable and functional. Hoodies and sweaters are his favorite! Join these two as they help pups unleash their fashionable side.