First things first –
Sorry I’ve been sooooo MIA!
Since my last post, my life has done a complete 180!
I’ve met and fell in love with the world’s most amazing man!
He also happens to be a HUGE dog lover,
which is pretty much a deal sealer in my book!
So, I’ve acquired 2 more amazing furbabies!
A 13 year old Yellow Lab, Dr. Chubbs
a 15 year old Yellow Lab, Mojo!
I promise to be back writing more frequently.
Now on to the post topic…
On September 5th, 2005 my first born was delivered
– via a 4 legged, West Highland White Terrier surrogate.
He's been the biggest blessing in my life, and has been with me through it all –
The good, the bad and the UGLY!
To me, and I’m sure to you as well, dogs are not pets.
They are companions, fur-sons, fur-daughters, furbabies and grandpuppies.
They have a very special place in our hearts,
and should be celebrated as well!
As with all of my furbabies, a birthday party was in order!
Since Yahtzee isn’t as much of a social butterfly as my other pup, Aspen;
I decided to opt for something a little more intimate.
Just the family: Mama, Papa and brothers.
It was perfect.
We started the day getting Yahtzee a little trim,
then shopping for a new toys and treats,
and then home to make birthday cake!
The day wouldn’t have been as perfect if
we didn’t have doggy meatloaf birthday cake!
The recipe is pretty simple for you to make yourself.
This recipe is for 4 individual cakes for 4 dogs.
Obviously, it would need to be tweaked a little for smaller or larger pawties!
The ingredients that you will need are:
2lbs of lean ground beef
2 cups of oatmeal
1 cup of bread crumbs
Instant mashed potatoes (used for the “icing”)
Using electric mixer, or your hands,
blend all items together until completely blended.
Pour into an oblong cake pan or 4 individual little loaf pans sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake in oven at 350 for 25- 35 minutes. Allow to cool. Carefully invert on to plate and frost with
non-fat sour cream or imitation potato topping. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
My pups absolutely go nuts for this recipe.
You can even get creative and throw in some veggies – ie: carrots, broccoli.
Live a little!
Also, if making a larger cake,
you can cut letters out of cheese slices and
add a little special message on your pup’s cake.
All puppies deserve a birthday celebration!! If you don't know your pups actual birth date, use the day of adoption as the day!