It feels like it has been an extra tough couple of weeks, and I’m hoping to brighten your day with these photos of Paisley, the Sheltie. I’m familiar with heterochromia iridium in dogs and humans (one blue eye, one brown eye), but Paisley’s eyes are really unique. Both of her eyes are brown and blue. Her personal photographer (and dog mom) Ashley Lynn took these great photos to celebrate Paisley’s sixth birthday.
From Ashley: “Two years ago, a groomer dropped Paisley, rupturing part of her spine and leaving her unable to walk for a time. After 6 months of land, laser, and water therapy, along with acupuncture and lots of love, she now leads a happy life full of running and playing! She has some lingering effects from the accident, but her spirit is as bright as ever!
Paisley is an absolute darling dog with a heart so sweet and kind it amazes me.
Here are a few things about her…
1.) She is a Sheltie or a Shetland Sheepdog.
2.) She has half blue and half brown eyes.
3.) She loves walks, playing tug-of-war, and fetch.
4.) She has a slew of stuffed toys that she knows by name. Her favorite is lamb chop, which I buy in bulk to switch out when they get too ratty.
5.) She knows lots of tricks- sit, down, shake, give me five, speak, stop speaking, stay, come, go to bed, bang you’re dead, and she can steady a treat on her nose until I tell her to ‘get it’.
6.) Hates squirrels and bikes.”
Ashley even sent over the recipe for Paisley’s birthday cake! For Paisley’s cake, she made two layers, so if you want the cake to look like Paisley’s, be sure to double the recipe.
Peanut butter-carrot cake (for dogs)
- 1 cup natural applesauce
- 2 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup organic peanut butter XYLITOL FREE
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 14 oz Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease two 6 inch round cake pans.
- Make all of the cake ingredients together. If the batter seems too dry, add more applesauce.
- Pour batter into pans.
- Bake for ~25 minutes
- Mix yogurt and vanilla if desired.
- Allow cake to cool before icing.
You can read more about Paisley’s accident and recovery on Ashley’s blog.
Follow Ashley Lynn Photo on Instagram.
About Ashley Lynn Photography: Based in Dayton, Ohio, Ashley specializes in wedding photography, as well as family and portrait photography.
oh my gosh……….. i don’t think ive ever seen a more photogenic pup!! but seriously, SO cute!!
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ohh my goodness so beautiful!! I love these.
Lecy | A Simpler Grace says
She has such a sweet face and looks beautiful in these photos. Happy birthday, sweet Paisley!
Jasmine Vargas says
How adorable is this! I want to do a dog cake for my dog when she turns 2. So I will definitely give this a try.
Carmen Edelson says
These photos are TOO cute. Your pup is so precious. I can’t wait to do all of this for my pets next month. Thanks for the inspiration!
Michelle & The Paw Pack says
So cute! Her eyes are beautiful. One of my pups has one blue eye and one brown. I just adore dogs, all animals really, with unique eyes. Happy (belated) 6th birthday to Paisley!
Oh my goodness. Paisley’s been through a lot. Bless her that she was able to recover from that accident. I’ve never seen eyes like hers either. What a beautiful shoot. Looks like she had a wonderful 6th birthday. Love the flower crown.
Talent Hounds says
What beautiful photos of a very beautiful dog. It must have been so heartbreaking when she had the accident as Shelties love running around. Thank goodness she recovered enough to enjoy life again and celebrate her 6th birthday. That cake looks delicious- Kilo the Pug would love it.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I’m glad she’s mostly recovered from the accident! The cake looks delicious. Mr. N would appreciate the frosting.
MARIA HELENA M DIAS says
Adorable i made the cake for my Cooper 1st birthday yesterday and he and his friend Bailey loved it 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe I passed it along to my friend:)
I’m so glad that Cooper and his friend loved it! Thanks for letting us know!
Tonya Wilhelm says
Paisley is beautiful. I love Shelties. They are such a nice and happy breed. They are great family dogs. I love these photos.
could not be sweeter- reminds me lassie ha and what an adorable birthday cake too- ill def be making this for a friend of mine whose little lady is also turning 6 soon! 🙂 dogs are the best!
Alli Smith says
What a beautiful dog! The doggie cake looks awesome too! How horrible that a groomer dropped Paisley and so much damage was done. So glad she’s better now.
Paisley is so stinking ADORABLE with her flower crown! What a beautiful celebration of life and love! This made me tear up a little, reading her story!
I think Sheltie dogs are so pretty. Their hair is always so pretty when combed out. This dog ihas a very gentle look about it
Sarah Bailey says
Oh my, what an absolutely stunning dog! I love the photos of her with the garland they are stunning.
Amber Myers says
Haha, I like how he hates squirrels. My cats would agree. There’s one that mocks them all the time. Love these photos!
This is a beautiful breed of dogs. Like her toy box she has. Photos look great
Denay DeGuzman says
Paisley is so adorable! She poses for pics like a pro! I love her little basket of toys – so precious. Happy birthday to Paisley!
That dog is very well loved! I have never made a birthday cake for my dog but it looks like something fun to do so I might just do it for her next birthday. This dog is adorable.
Tomi C says
I’ve ordered cakes for our doggy but never baked one before. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I know he’ll love it.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
Wow that is one majestic dog. All the photos are so captivating. I feel like Paisley is photogenic!!
How cute is Sheltie. All of her photos are so pretty. I have to give this cake recipe a try for my friends fur baby. I know she would love having her own cake.
The dog cake is a nice treat and I love the photos you captured. Now I need a model so I can practice myself but my kids will want to keep it
Terri Steffes says
Where are you finding these gorgeous pets?? I love Paisley! Just like I have loved ALL your featured dogs.
Lisa Favre says
She seems like the sweetest dog ever! Also, what a great idea for the stuffed toys and buying them in multiples – they tend to wear out so fast!
Chubskulit Rose says
What a beautiful dog Paisley is. I love Shelties, I think I would love to have one as a retirement dog.
Adorable! Love those flowers as headdress on her. I have always loved dogs with long or fluffy hairs. They’re just the cutest.
Ruth I says
She looks so lovely! The flowers are perfect for her, so pretty!
I was wondering the same thing too about where you find the cutest pets. Paisley is super adorable and those photos are stunning.
These are seriously the cutest photos, ever! Those pups are the best!
Vanilla is actually toxic for dogs. You can essentially give them alcohol poisoning because they can’t process too much alcohol.
Thanks for sharing this important information, even though I didn’t make the recipe, I’ll edit it!
I too have a massive love for the Shetlands and am so sorry that Paisley had her accident. You are a great dog Mom. My Sheltie, Dexter, is graduating from puppy class next week and I intend on using your recipe for puppy cake for the graduation. Thank you for sharing Paisley’s story and we will make a toast to her next week.
Congratulations to Dexter! I hope he loves his cake!
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Happy Birthday, beautiful Paisley! Thanks for sharing that tasty recipe. Wow…my heart sank when I read how she was dropped by the groomer. How horrible and frightening. So glad after therapy she is doing well now. Having Huskies, my one boy had both blue and brown in one eye (called parti-eyed in Huskyland). I love how unique it is. All of these photos are so gorgeous. True treasures.