A furry friend’s special day calls for a delicious surprise! Homemade delight for a #PawsomeCelebration! Wholesome doggie birthday treat with peanut butter goodness. No sugar or salt. Tail-wagging joy!
Allow me to introduce you to a member of our family who holds a special place in our hearts – Coco, our first fur baby in New Zealand. A delightful crossbreed of a Golden Retriever and Border Collie also known as Gollie or Golden Border Collie, he’s truly a blend of the best qualities from both breeds. Coco recently celebrated his first birthday, and it was a day filled with joy, treats, and a doggie birthday cake made especially for him.
Coco is more than just a pet; he’s an integral part of our family. His affectionate nature and penchant for cuddles make him a constant presence in our lives. He has a knack for being at the centre of family gatherings, his tail wagging energetically as if he understands every conversation.
One of the remarkable aspects of Coco’s personality is his intelligence. From a young age, he amazed us with his quick learning abilities. He picked up potty training almost instantly after we welcomed him into our home. He has an uncanny understanding of boundaries within our house and can execute commands with precision. Notably, he can identify his toys by name and assist in bringing groceries from the car to the house. He even helps with daily chores by carrying out rubbish for us.
While Coco has carved a special place in our hearts, I can’t help but reminisce about our previous dogs in the Philippines. The memories of our 3 German Shepherds – Chloe, Jinky, and Lisa, along with 2 Japanese Spitz – Dindi and Spitz, bring a smile to my face. The trio of local mongrel dogs breed also called Aspin – Whitie, Brownie, and Snickers, were loyal companions, each with their unique charm. And who could forget our two Old English Sheepdogs – Apple and Munding, even though they weren’t pedigree dogs, they enriched our lives immensely.
Last month, we had the privilege of celebrating Coco’s first birthday. The day began with a trip to his favourite leash-free dog park in Hobsonville, where he joyously ran around and interacted with his fellow four-legged friends. But the highlight of the day was the doggie birthday cake we prepared for him.
Now, you might be wondering, what goes into a doggie birthday cake? Dogs have different dietary needs, so traditional human cake is a no-go. Our cake was specially crafted for Coco’s occasion, free from sugar and salt, and brimming with wholesome goodness. Although we added real unsweetened cream it may not be good for all dogs, Coco is not lactose intolerant and we don’t give cream to him on a regular basis, only on occassions like this.
Coco’s enthusiasm for his cake was palpable. As he devoured the canine-friendly delight, we couldn’t help but share in his happiness. This celebration was a testament to the bond we share with him and a reflection of the love he brings into our lives.
Coco’s journey with us has been one of discovery, growth, and unconditional love. His first birthday was not only a milestone for him but also a cherished memory for our family. We’re grateful for his presence and the joy he brings, and we look forward to many more birthdays filled with love, laughter, and, of course, doggie birthday cakes.