What I Made For Sharkey's Birthday

Posted by Francesca

It’s a good thing I looked on Martha’s calendar because I suddenly realized that Sharkey’s seventh birthday is this Saturday!  You may recall my birthday last December, when Sharkey got creative in the kitchen and whipped me up a special treat.  Well, I wanted to reciprocate.  Please have a look.

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I have a lot to do and very little time to do it!  Sharkey is outside taking a walk with G.K. so I have to hurry if I want to finish my surprise!

1 I have a lot to do and very little time to do it! Sharkey is outside taking a walk with G.K. so I have to hurry if I want to finish my surprise!

I've got whole wheat flour, salt, egg, milk, and a little bit of sugar...plus, a set of bone-shaped cookie cutters!

2 I've got whole wheat flour, salt, egg, milk, and a little bit of sugar...plus, a set of bone-shaped cookie cutters!

It's time to mix all the ingredients to form a dough.

3 It's time to mix all the ingredients to form a dough.

After a little bit of kneading, the dough is now perfect!  Smells delicious, too!

4 After a little bit of kneading, the dough is now perfect! Smells delicious, too!

Now, I'll roll out the dough to a 1/2

5 Now, I'll roll out the dough to a 1/2"-thickness. This wooden baton works so well!

Let's see how many biscuit bones I can cut from this dough.

6 Let's see how many biscuit bones I can cut from this dough.

There, I've got all my cut-outs on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  My oven has been preheated to 350-degrees, so it's time to bake!

7 There, I've got all my cut-outs on a parchment-lined baking sheet. My oven has been preheated to 350-degrees, so it's time to bake!

Thirty minutes later and they're done!  Wow, they smell great!  I can't wait until they're cool enough eat!

8 Thirty minutes later and they're done! Wow, they smell great! I can't wait until they're cool enough eat!

There, I've put them in this covered cake stand for display.  Don't they look elegant under that dome?  Sharkey will be so happy!

9 There, I've put them in this covered cake stand for display. Don't they look elegant under that dome? Sharkey will be so happy!

Franny, what have you been up to?  And what is that wonderful aroma?

10 Franny, what have you been up to? And what is that wonderful aroma?

Sharkey, while you were hanging out with G.K., I made you a surprise for your birthday, which is on Saturday, February 18th!

11 Sharkey, while you were hanging out with G.K., I made you a surprise for your birthday, which is on Saturday, February 18th!

Homemade dog biscuits!  I thought you were so sweet to make me that meatball cupcake for my birthday, so I wanted to make you something extra special for yours!

12 Homemade dog biscuits! I thought you were so sweet to make me that meatball cupcake for my birthday, so I wanted to make you something extra special for yours!

Wow, Francesca!  These are delicious!  I can't believe you baked these!

13 Wow, Francesca! These are delicious! I can't believe you baked these!

G.K. was in on it the whole time?  Francesca, I had no idea!  Let's give him this big one.  He's our champion brother, after all!

14 G.K. was in on it the whole time? Francesca, I had no idea! Let's give him this big one. He's our champion brother, after all!

Francesca, I'm impressed with your baking skills!  These biscuits are really great!  Happy Birthday, Sharkey!

15 Francesca, I'm impressed with your baking skills! These biscuits are really great! Happy Birthday, Sharkey!

Comments (22)

  • ..Happy birthday to you..Happy birthday to you! Have a great birthday Sharkey..come Sat. I will give all the outdoor critters an extra bark just for you..love, Cora-belle

  • I had to stay up all night and phone my husband each hour as he was driving from San Antonio, Texas to Plano, Texas so that he wouldn't fall asleep at the wheel. I couldn't make the trip due to health reasons, so I watched all my saved Martha Stewart Shows from my cable service and then logged onto your website and found such a cute story about Sharkey and his friends G. K. and Francesca having a Birthday with home made treats. So, I thought I'd just whip up a bath of treats for my two red mini doxies and we could join your fun!!! I was so happy Martha for you that G. K. won best in show, Congrat!!! I love your show and all things Martha Stewart! Maybe some day I will get to visit your show.

  • Happy Birthday Sharky!
    What a super sister & brother you have. I've got to say, Franny, you handled that rolling pin with ease......wow! the bisquits look yummy.
    I'll check in later to see how everybody is doing. Until then, have a super weekend.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I see it’s that time of the year again Sharkey; Happy Birthday. Being a little older than you, I can tell you this; life only gets better with age. But I do know another thing too, those squirrels are getting faster these days. Must be something in the water they are drinking. I need some of that water to keep me fast; then I’ll catch some of those critters. The weekend is upon us. It’s been a good week for me and a fabulous week for GK too. I know that you two are proud of him.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Good morning Francesca, Sharkey and GK,
    Seriously, is there anything that you girls can't do?
    You are so creative, hard working and have so many skills. You are amazing Frenchies. Maybe next time Karen is at your place to pick up GK you can give her some cooking tips. I don't want to say that she is a lousy cook, but, well, she is. Sorry Karen, but it isn't something that you don't already know. hehehehehe
    That was a great surprise for Sharkey. I hope she has a great day tomorrow and that she does something special this weekend for her birthday.
    I'll be checking in later Glue Squad to keep tabs on everyone.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Happy Birthday! I'm so glad that you were able to have a special treat. I (Hera Swanson) just turned 11 and my little brother (Fritz) was 3 in November. We love getting treats on our birthdays. Well, actually, we love getting treats always!!! Love from Chapel Hill, NC. Hera and Fritz Swanson

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

    Franny you are such a terrific baker those treats look wonderful!!! Sharkey have a Happy Birthday tomorrow :) I wonder what Martha will get you for your birthday?

    So tell me girls have you ever stayed at the Plaza? GK really got the royal treatment. My mom and dad have stayed there several times and I'm told it's a real spiffy place.

    I'm excited about the long weekend lots of time with mom :) We're going to clean and organize her home office then take lots of pictures of us dogs. She wants to hang black and white photos in her new office. I know I'm so darn cute all her clients will want to meet me ;)

    Hey Basil how are you feeling?

    Have a great weekend everyone :)

    Zoe

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Well, old Basil Boy is back today and feeling pretty good I must say. No, I am not allowed to chase squirrels yet, so you guys will have to do that for me--no stairs or couch even. I was a goof yesterday and got up in a warm chair when Dad was not on top of his Basil patrol keeping me blocked off. Mom gave him the one, two!!!hehehehehe!! Guys, I was in another world for a few days---happily----so what Mom told you is the best recollection of events I can give. I know Dr. Chad Devitt my personal surgeon cut out all the bad stuff causing my pee problems. He is an extraordinary surgeon, and I know I will be the new and improved model. Now, Dr. Donald Westfall, is my Internal Medicine doctor who tends to all my million and one other issues and he knows me inside and out---hehehehe---really!!! Me and my entire family cannot say enough about all the love and quality care I got and always get at VRCC in Denver,Colorado. My techs are superior---really, really,--Tricia, just one of my caretakers is one of the special technicians in the country that has passed her specialty boards for veterinary technicians. I was so lucky to get the care I did during my surgery and following days, a special love and licks to all at VRCC. Oh, and I never want to forget John and his crew at the reception desk. They know me very well and always have welcome arms. Also, I must thank all my friends, blogger and otherwise. My new toys from my sweetheart Zoe, and her family,all my special cards,even some from kitty cats, but most of all the love and prayers to get old Basil Boy through another of his 9 lives. I will catch up today on all the dog show and martha's, but a big high five to G.K. on his Best of Show at Westminster, and a Happy Birthday to you Sharkey tomorrow. I know Cora Belle, you were giving all the critters you know what in my behalf. Better go rest in front of the fire. Thanks again to everyone for the best care and love a guy could have---nothing but good reports from Dr. Westfall today--I know with the Glue Squad rooting for me. Sorry for being so long, but I have been gone a week after all!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., WOW! All three of you beautiful friends sure did have a great day today, didn't you!!! Francesca, you did such a wonderful job making those delicious dog biscuits for Sharkey to honor her 7th birthday tomorrow! Did you use Martha's new foil and parchment sheets to bake those biscuits- my Mom loves it!! I could almost smell those delicious biscuits and sure would love to have one! G.K., you did a great job keeping Sharkey outside while Franny was baking-how thoughtful all 3 of you are and I love you so much!!! Happy Birthday dear Sharkey and hope you 3 have a great weekend!!! Lynn, thank you so much for letting us know how dear Basil is doing-you are a super Mom and my prayers are with you and him forever! Hi Freda, welcome to the Daily Wag-nice to hear from you! Sure hope everyone has a terrific weekend-my prayers are with all of you! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Happy 7th Birthday Sharkey!!!! and many many more... :-)

    how nice Francesca that you made and shared doggie cookies with GK...you are sweet and so talented ;-)

    Birthday smoooches and hugs for you Sharkey,
    from,
    delia and Kitty >^ 8 ^<

  • Wishing you a very happy birthday Miss Sharkey!!
    Beula Belle

  • Happy 7th Birthday Sharkey!

  • Good Morning F&S and GK,

    Happy Birthday to you Sharkey!!! Those treats look really good. Maybe mom will make me a batch up:)I have been trying to be really good these days.
    GK, the Plaza looked wonderful. Wish I could go there. Mom and Abbie have been there (not over night) but they say it is beautiful. You sure got the royal treatment. But you deserve it.
    Basil, hope your feeling better!! Me and mom have been waiting to hear from Zoe on your update :)
    Looks like we may get a bit of snow here on Sunday:) I hope so. I just love playing out in it with Abbie. Mom sent a picture of me to Martha for her laziest pet contest. I have to admit it is a funny photo. Maybe she will post it so the Glue Squad can see me in my relaxation position. LOL Mom says I am not a normal Husky. Last night Abbie was playing me videos from the computer of that darn Husky Mishka who howls really good. For some reason I just don't like to howl and Abbie wants me to soooo bad. Maybe one day.HaHa Mom says I "yap" whatever that means.
    Well, off to lay on the deck. It is getting nice and sunny outside.
    Have a great weekend everyone. Hey Zoe...I think mom and Aunt Ann are planning to do something this weekend. Maybe you and I could get together :)

    Chloe xx

  • "Happy Birthday Sharkey take 2" Happy 7th Birthday Sharkey, I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend! :smile: Francesca that was a marvelous surprise for your sister. Your canine culinary skills are superb. With so much excitement going on these days it can be easy to forget some of the most wonderful things to do are so simple like the birthday biscuits.

    Zoe that sounds like a lot of for you, the Labs and your Mom. Basil Boy how are you doing? Get some rest. Cora-Belle you seem to be holding up strong this week. Must be the powers of that sweater. :wink: Everyone have a fantastic weekend!!!!!

  • ..back again, Basil, so happy to hear you are doing well my little buddy...Samantha (Lucinda daugher) was here..guess what Lucinda slept on the kitchen floor with me..so I would not fall off a strange bed or get flustered in the middle of the night..what a human!... she said something about a back ache after four nights of camping...I thought it was so much fun..right next to the treat jar..I even got to go on on a walkabout with my Las Vegas metro police son-in-law..he was my eyes and the critters were on their best behavior..darn, he woulndn't take his gun..that would have really got those raccons to thinking...must take a snooze..you glue squaders have a good week-end..later, Cora-belle..p.s. hope we hear more from Freda about the little mini weiners..I like mini weiner dogs

  • Aw, what a sweet surprise!

    They look delish!

    Happy Birthday Sharkey! Love you lots....

    gail

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARKEY
    Enjoy your day girlfriend...........

    Ahhhhhhhh, Basil my little buddy, your back
    Waa Huu

    Gee,it is all good this weekend. Started the week with GK winning at Westminster, then Sharkey's birthday and Basil coming home. Doesn't get any better than that.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Great news all over the place.
    Sharkey has a birthday today. Happy Birthday Sharkey. May you have many more. Francesca and GK, I hope you show the birthday girl a real good time today.
    Basil is home and doing well after his surgery. This is wonderful news. Lynn you must be breathing a sigh of relief.
    Cora-Belle had visitors and took her metro policeman on a walk about to show him off to her critters.
    I cvould go on and on with so many of the Glue Squad members, but I will ende by saying that this weekend is running nice and smooth, no problems so let's keep it that way.
    Enjoy, enjoy.
    Karen

  • Hi, Sharkey, Franny, G.K., and the rest of the Gluie Squad,
    Happy Birthday, Sharkey! What a lucky pup you are, to have a famous brother like G.K., but even better, a sister who can bake you birthday treats!! I, Lily, am feeling much better, and so am the one posting this today while Mom and Fergie get ready for the shows this weekend. Fergie's birthday is coming up soon, and she LOVES treats. She never gets enough to eat(she says), because Mom says the girls from her Bullie family get fat just looking at food!! So Mom is very careful with what Fergie gets to eat, but maybe I can bake some yummy treats for Fergie's birthday that won't mess her figure up!
    Glad to hear that Basil is doing so well; Chloe, that snow sounds like fun, we only get to see snow when we travel out of Florida! But we've never been to the Plaza, G.K., that sure was a special treat! Have a great weekend everybody!

    Your pals,
    Lily and Fergie

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K. + Glue Squad, etc., What a lovely weekend all of you must be having! Once again, Happy Birthday lovely Sharkey-sure hope you and your family are having a great day! I absolutely love all of you! So glad you are doing so well Basil and everyone else seems very happy! We had an interesting event on Friday! My Mom and Uncle were working outside when a sweet, small dog ran by the road and a man caught it and brought it up to them because he didn't know what to do for the dog. My Mom and Uncle took him to the vet and they gave him to the Animal Control. A couple of hours later, the vet called and said the owners were found and the dog was returned to them. They were so happy that we found their dog and took him to the vet. They had just moved to our town a few days ago. We were so happy that everything went so well! Hope you all are having another terrific weekend! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Happy Birthday Sharkey! Wishing you a great new year of fun adventures and more dog treats. We enjoyed watching you and Ms. Francesca on the videos. Love from your pug frenchie mix buddy- Abby

  • Oh, please give Sharkey our best wishes for a wonderful birthday!!!! This past Sunday was my sister Demi's 12th birthday. We had a fantastic Mardi Gras themed party. Demi wore one of Auntie Ellen's beautiful blingy cool coats; it was pink, of course, which is Demi's signature color. Lots of our friends came, and they brought Demi presents and enjoyed food catered from Mom and Dad's favorite Mexican restaurant. Mom decorated the house in purple, green, and gold deocrations, confetti, and beads. We had a lot of fun, but I am really tired today and was more than happy to have a lazy day to recuperate.

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