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.
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