So, for Poochi’s 3rd birthday, a cake was in order, and since there are no bakeries that make pup cakes, I decided a homemade cake would be best. Poochi loves carrots, and we’re vegetarians at home, so carrot cake seemed like the best option! So here’s what I did
50 g sweetened condensed milk
60 ml olive oil
50 ml honey
135 g shredded carrots
120 g whole wheat flour
5 g baking soda
To make the cake:
1.Preheat oven to175 degrees C.
2.Grease a small cake tin (I used a 6-inch square tin and the cake was hardly half an inch tall)
3.Combine the egg, condensed milk, oil, and honey, in a large bowl and mix well. 4.Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. 5.Sift in the flour and baking soda and incorporate into the carrot batter.
6.Pour the cake batter into the greased tin
7.Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes at 180 degrees C
8. Once done, let the cake cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
9.Turn out the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Voila! Once the cake cools completely, you can make an icing of icing sugar and water and coat the top.
So, the pugmonkies have taken up PuGa(pug yoga). Puga effectively consists of occupying the yoga mat after the pug-parent finishes their routine. Then you pretend to stretch and instead curl up on the mat, and be cute. Classes are starting soon. Watch this space to know more about Sumo and Poochi’s PuGa classes!
Today was bath day for the pugmonkies. Of course, being older and more fussy, Sumo has graduated from loving bath day, to trying to avoid it completely. Poochi, au contraire, loves it. All the pre-bath brush down, dental hygiene routine and the intense scrubbing and massage during the bath. Not to mention the floral body spray afterward.
Being super hot here, around 38 degrees Celsius (despite summer not having set in) the boys loved the bath, and I left them moist after a towel dry, so they could cool off a bit more.
Now they’re both knocked out, and fast asleep. Time for MY bath now!
I am absolutely not one to beg for money from strangers for inane crap but my beautiful dog Bambi has had a misdiagnosed hernia for over a year and a half and our vet has recently brought this to light. We have been told the hernia is absolutely huge for what a small dog she is and as it has been left for so long it has an extremely high chance of developing into a strangulated hernia (where the hernia twists and cuts off blood flow to her insides), which can be a matter of life or death. She is insured however the company has been very shady and despite the fact this is a new diagnosis are saying they are not obligated to cover it. We always rise to the occasion when it comes to paying for her various illnesses but this is so out of the blue we are slightly stuck. Our vet is quite sure this hernia has been brought to the point it is from when she was so overbred or a “quickie spay” where she was spayed on the cheap as the breeder didn’t need her anymore, and her muscles were not sutured properly. Please look at her fundraising page as even £1 gets is one step closer to being able to live a full and happy life. Thank you so much.