When I say none of us have been the same, I mean it. The Man has been slightly on edge, particularly as we had to wait until 11pm on Saturday night to find out if his first love was okay. Yes, I am down there at about Nos. 3 on the love list, his dogs always come first. We didn't know if she was going to be stable enough to be operated on or if it was too late and the worst would have to be done. Her sister (we have two black labs) has been beside herself all weekend, lounging on their shared bed and looking lost in the middle of it. The only good thing is that she actually became remarkably obedient and for what seemed to be the first time in many months, I didn't spend chunks of the walk running after her like a demented Thelwell Character shooing or calling her off the rotten potatoes, onions, horse droppings and anything else that can be consumed!
On hearing the good news that the house would return to normal, albeit one dog slightly lighter in the lady department, I thought I should look at creating a special 'welcome home' surprise for her. So duly pumped into the keyboard 'cakes for dogs', thinking that very little would come up. Holy smoke! British people must be the most insane folk in the world, pages and pages of birthday cakes and puppy parties for passing obedience lessons. I loved the Dogs Cake Bakery and spent some time looking at all that they had to offer. Of course I was drawn to the Hamper with Paw Print Balloons, Birthday Cake and Party Accessories. In fact, I wasn't sure if some of the baked items were for human or dog consumption.
Other things that I found were the top three Birthday Cakes for dogs which include a carrot cake, oat cakes and peanut butter cake. One of my particular finds which I loved was The Hungry Hounds Bakery because they had a 'Paw-try Tab' and 'Paw-trait Tab' of 'Yappy Customers'. Just utterly brilliant all of them and I'm tempted to be honest to purchase, however I am well aware that The Man would not be impressed. He finds it hard enough to deal with my glee at looking at Dogs dressed up in Halloween Costumes!
My search pulled up a number of other hits about owners baking for their pets. In fact The Dogs Trust had a section in their Spring 2013 magazine called 'The Great British Bark Off' ... yes, the guest recipe suppliers were Paul Hollywoof and Furry Berry! Honestly, I could have got lost in the interweb for many hours whilst researching cakes and treats.