Tsue ~ That's What She Said: The Ultimate Puppy Birthday Cake and Sharing the Puppy Love #ILoveMyk9 #CBias

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Ultimate Puppy Birthday Cake and Sharing the Puppy Love #ILoveMyk9 #CBias

Our furry son, our Labrador, is truly an important part of our family.  Not ones to discriminate based species, he has enjoyed all the privileges of full member status since is entrance into our home and hearts almost three years ago.

Just as the needs and wants of his two legged siblings dictate family schedules, so do his.

He "owns" a side of the master bedroom bed.  Unfortunately, that leaves either my husband or myself in the less desirable middle, dependent upon who is the slowest in the evenings.

Just like the Teen Diva, there is seemingly no end to his ready supply of conversation topics, whether he has grave concerns over look of a visitor to the neighbors house, or if the toddler from a few houses down the road looks sneaky, riding by the house on his little bike.

With his birthday on New Year's Day, the family is all a frenzy in preparation, to celebrate this important milestone, his third.  After careful consideration, we'll be creating a canine appropriate culinary masterpiece, the Ultimate Pup Birthday Cake.  To accomplish this tasteful feat, in addition to the healthy ingredients from our pantry, a shopping trip to replenish our stores of Pup-erific treats, both for within the cake and as decorative and edible accents.

Beyond giving birthday love to our beloved furry son, we'll be sharing the love to other pups in need of some holiday cheer and comfort.  Each holiday season, with generous monetary gift checks from Grand and Great-Grandparents, we've challenged our children to select a charity to donate a portion of holiday haul, with my husband and I matching their contribution.  This year, their hearts filled with sympathy for less fortunate pups from our volunteer work as local animal shelters, the children have decided to donate to the Capital Area Humane Society.

With giving hearts, we explored the pet department at our local Walmart, looking for just the right toppings to make our furry boy's birthday treat a success, as well as items to make the wait for a loving, forever home, just a big more enjoyable for some pups with plenty of love to give.

With aisles full of all manner of treats and goodies

we were able to find our favorite standard treats,


as well as tremendous savings with on package coupons, allowing us to pick up some new selections in treat lines we already know our boy loves,

in addition to brand new delectable goodies to put to the pup test!

Milo's Kitchen

See all of the tempting treats we found, as well as other great picks from the Walmart Pet Department through our pictorial shopping trip on Google +!

Shopping together for two heartfelt reasons, both our furry boy's birthday surprise, as well as for the lonely pups waiting for their forever homes, was meaningful for the whole family.  Stayed tuned for an upcoming post, in which we'll share our Ultimate Pup Birthcake Recipe, as well as the gift basket we created, overflowing with love and goodies, for the canine residents of the Capital Area Humane Society!

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  The opinions and experiences above are both honest and our own.  Puppy Image.  CAHS Image.  #CBias #ILoveMyk9


Lala Sams said...

Oh I can't wait to see the finale. I'm needing some good ideas for my puppies first birthday.

Pam said...

That is so sweet. I love helping animals in need. We've rescued three this year. Although one had a rare disease and died, which broke our hearts.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful idea! Plus that photo is enough to melt your heart!

Samantha said...

so sweet! i love how you gave back as well

Closer to Lucy said...

All I can say is.....awww.

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