i don't know if it was because it was cloudy and rainy outside or rocket just didn't want to turn one, but he was in a grumpy mood yesterday.
yuki was uncharacteristically cheerful and made good on her promise she made last year, and totally made rocket's birthday all about herself.
rocket was suddenly fearful of his cake and yuki took that opportunity to eat as much as she could of both slices of cake.
when rocket decided it was 'safe' to eat, he ate what yuki had left on the plates and floor.
i guess i will see if their attitudes are different in august, when it's yuki's 2nd birthday. below is the super easy recipe for rocket's barkday cake.
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb lean ground pork
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup veggies (i used a organic frozen mix)
3/4 cup shredded cheese
potatoes, that have been peeled, chopped and boiled. you will use this for the 'frosting'.
preheat oven to 350 f. grease a cake pan, i used two of the smallest cake pans i have.
using your hands, combine all of the above ingredients (except potatoes) in a bowl.
press meat evenly into prepared cake pans and bake for 45 minutes-1 hour, or until completely cooked.
meanwhile, place your cooked potatoes in a potato ricer or similar device and mash into a bowl.
once the meat has cooled down, but is still warm, 'frost' the meat with the potatoes. basically you will use your hands to scoop up the potatoes and mold the 'frosting' on to the cake.
refrigerate unused portion, should be good for 2-3 days. i like mixing it in with their everyday kibble.