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.
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,
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!