To teach a 3 year dog new tricks?
Let’s wait and see…
inside my sparkilicious world
To teach a 3 year dog new tricks?
Let’s wait and see…
did ya miss me? i kinda missed blogging! the last i made any kind of appearance here was on my third birthday where i got to finish my very own birthday cake made with meat and carrots. totally yums! why must it be an annual affair? sigh.. now i gotta wait for an entire year before this up-sized treat with come. zzzz…
anyway, last weekend, the home was filled with happy smells as mummy and daddy took part in this ‘cook for family‘ initiative. i only wished that i could be at the receiving end of this initiative, i wouldn’t mind that having that awesome slice of roast beef that daddy made.
so while the entire family is happily polishing off their wine along with their dinner, i just went into snooze mood and wishing that the parentals could cook for me one day too. they should totally have a such a challenge for man’s best friend. humph!
all will be unveiled on 6 august, so stay tuned to see mummy and daddy’s culinary contributions for the #cookforfamily initiative.
If you are reading this and are celebrating 4th of July, here’s wishing you a Happy Independence Day. While this is not a holiday that we celebrate but the day is special to us. For on this day, our little fur-kid was born.
Almost 2 months later, we went to view this special litter of puppies. The Man laid his eyes on this one and immediately knew this little fella was ours. Unfortunately, this little fella was pre-sold to someone else. We went home a little crushed but received a call from the breeder. He was willing to sell this little fella to us if we agreed to some of his conditions. We said yes as they didn’t seem unreasonable. Some two weeks later, we brought this little fella home and he’s now affectionately known as Sparky to us.
Like a kid, he used to be so small. I would cuddle and hold him. He could sit on my lap and not crush me with his weight. Fast forward three years on? He’s all of 30 odd kilos, he drags me when we go on walks and he sometimes steps on my toes if I get in his path. But who cares? He will always remain as our special little one in our eyes.
We missed his second birthday last year for we were in Geneva. So this year, we decided to make it up to him by getting him his very own barkday cake for doggies.
I searched and came upon The Barkery Singapore. Pics looked good but more importantly, the ingredients looked super good and healthy for doggies. So I went ahead to order the Standard Round Birthday Cake for Sparky. Ordering was relatively quick and pain-free but I had to change the date of picking up the cake for the Man wanted to hold the barkday celebration earlier. I sent emails and the changes were made but when the Man went to pick the cake up, it appeared that there was some miscommunication for the cake wasn’t ready at all.
Thankfully, the baker was super-duper nice and accommodating. She probably knew how much this little cake would mean to the fur-kid, so she rushed back to the store and whipped up a cake for our little one. She even made a special delivery to our place to bring the cake. This is truly going the extra mile for the customers!
And guess who couldn’t keep his nose off the cake the moment we took it out from the box? Why, this not-so-little fella of course!
He got superbly excited and couldn’t wait to sink his teeth into his super-sized annual treat!
We had plans to cut the cake into two and let him have it over the course of two meals. But seeing how much he was salivating over this cake, we decided to spoil him a little on his special day and let him devour the entire cake.
The look of a happy and satisfied barkday boy? Truly priceless!
Happy birthday our little precious one!
Last evening, I dragged the fur-kid up and instead of hanging out with his dad (who was at the driving range), he decided to stick by my side instead.
Will definitely miss this little guy when we go back to Geneva. ;(
The celebration of the long weekend was made extra special in these ways:
Hanging out with pals and enjoying a simple meal of home-cooked barbecued meats over some really lovely bottles of vino
Attempting to teach Sparky some yoga poses in a game of play
Indulging in an awesome zi char where drunken cockles taste oh-so-delish
Hope your long weekend was as jolly-icious and merry as mine had been!
Capture the Everyday is about getting you to capture those everyday moments in your life! Each Tuesday, Mel from Adventuroo will issue a simple challenge to capture something that’s a part of your daily life. It’s a quick, easy way to start capturing those little parts of life we sometimes take for granted.
This week’s assignment: Love ♥
Love in the purest form for me is spending time with people whom are close to my heart. And there is nothing more I love to do than to spend time with the 2 special men who has brought so much joy into my life. I’ve never been a dog lover so when the Man wanted to get a dog, I was rather skeptical about it. But ever-since Sparky entered our lives, life has definitely changed! And if you own a pet, you would probably understand that it can be difficult to snap that family portrait with the fur-kid in it. Well, because most of the time, if Sparky isn’t sleeping, then he would be running all over the house. This was one of the rare shots that we could capture.
What does Love mean to you? Share your pic over at Adventuroo to take part in this week’s challenge.
Click here to view my other contributions to ‘Capture the everyday’.
Today was a day of family fun with the fur-kid as we brought him to take part in his first-ever National Dog Walk 2011 organised by the Singapore Kennel Club.
The highlight of the day was, of course, the dog walk where apparently hundreds of dog-lovers (present company included) participated in. The mission? To complete an estimated 1.5km walk together with your best friend. Should be easy-peasy for the Man who’s used to running about 5-10km twice a week. As for me, I thought it would probably be a walk in the park. How bad can 1.5km be?
I was in fact worried about Sparky for he can be rather lazy and when he doesn’t feel like walking, his ‘brakes’ come on and he will just lie flat on the ground, usually with me screaming and pulling his leash to get him to stand up. Erm, at this point, I have to say that I don’t abuse nor ill-treat my dog, I absolutely love him to bits but there are times where some of his actions does get on my nerves and the disciplinarian in me kicks in.
Can you spot Sparky standing at the front of the Start line, all raring to go? After the flag-off, amazingly the Man and Sparky led the pack for a good distance and poor me was lagging behind trying to walk as fast as I could to catch up with the duo. The pooch was rather sweet for he knew I was behind and kept stopping to turn his head to look for me.
He was super tired after walking the 1.5km and just plonked on the grass after the walk. Hehe.. he usually ain’t used to walking this much as part of his daily exercise regime. So as a reward to finishing the race, we bought him 6 lamb meat-balls which he had no problems in finishing up all in a go!
We also met up with other Goldie friends and Sparky meets his sister – Cammie again. Can you guess who’s who?