Three years ago on this same day, our beautiful and playful beagle boy was born. After that, one month later was the first time we saw our little pupper in real life and were overwhelmed with his cuteness. Oh, and we had no clue that this was also a trap, haha. After some time, Frost finally came into our lives and we wanted to share a little story with you about how Frost got his name.
On this special day as it is for us, we would like to share some fun facts about Frost aswell. We hope that you will enjoy it and don’t forget to attend Frosts birthday pawty on instagram using #Frosts3rdBdaySockStealingParty hashtag.
For some people dogs come spontaneously into their lives, but this is not our case. We set our mind on getting a dog after we moved in together and we made a deal that after a year of living together we would get ourselves a little joy of happiness – a puppy. I can’t really remember how we decided on getting a beagle, but sure enough we read about them a lot. That wasn’t a decision that we made in one day, but it came with a lot of research. One thing we both agreed on was that it shouldn’t be small breed dog and since we live in the city apartment we didn’t want to get big dog too. That’s why we were in search for medium sized, active dog and later got ourselves a beagle.
Naming your dog sometimes can be as hard as naming your baby or your mmorpg character, haha. We had a pretty long list of names and at the last moment we limited it to two names – Frost and Hunter. Frost was the name that we both agreed on since we loved animated movie Rise of the Guardians and it’s character Jack Frost. That’s why on our first visit we told the breeder that she can put name “Frost” on his passport. The same day breeder told us that names of the litter should start with the letter “D” and that we can give him his first name with this letter. That was another hard part for us since we wanted to try out dog shows and his name should sound interesting. At one point we just couldn’t figure it out, but then it hit us-what if we keep the winter theme and we were lucky enough that one of Santa’s reindeer’s name started with a “D”. That’s how he got his litter name Dasher and it fits him well, because he likes to dash through the snow.
We thought it would be interesting to share some random facts about Frost like:
- Frost hates water. Rain puddles, lake or sea, he just hates it. Puddles are obstacles for him and he jumps over them as high as possible. Last summer was the only time in three years when he got into the water himself.
- Food is life. You all probably know this already. There are no snacks that Frost can refuse. On our first New Year’s celebration he even stole a porkchop and tried to swallow it whole.
- He gets way too excited about people. When someone visits us or he spots someone on the street he gets too excited about them. He is so happy to see people that he has not seen in a long time or just strangers on the street. Same goes for dogs, he just wants to play with them and acts so fast that sometimes other dogs and their owners react badly to it.
On top of everything, we would also like to share Frost’s birthday cake’s recipe too. It’s like a tradition to make different cake every year and hopefully, i won’t run out of ideas anytime soon. This one is very easy to make. I remember how hard those cakes were past years, so I wanted to try something simpler.
- 1 large carrot
- 1 large egg
- 80 grams of tuna (you can use ground meat or nothing at this point)
- 60 ml water
- 60 ml sunflower oil
- 125 grams of flour
- cottage cheese
Making the cake
Preheat oven to 176 degrees. Grate carrot, and after that, add all the ingredients and mix them well. Texture should be thick and definitely not runny. Place the dough in the cake baking form and bake for 35 minutes till it’s golden brown. For this cake I used 12 cm diameter cake baking form. Let the cake cool off before you cut it in two pieces and put some cottage cheese in the middle. Decorate your cake with blended cottage cheese and carrots.