Ever since bringing this little rugrat home, I’ve been obsessed with dogs.
Here’s our sweet little Abby. Photo credit goes to the amazing Sakura Photography.
It’s funny because I was NEVER a dog person. No, scratch that. I’ve never been a fan of small creatures, whether it be of the animal or human variety. It was the Husband who had always wanted a furry friend. See my post here for an account of how the Husband twisted my arm into bringing a puppy home.
It was a hard go at the beginning. Neither of us had ever spent time with pets and we had no idea what we were doing. It was trial by fire. Even with the help of a trainer, it took us a long time to figure things out and get into a routine. Let’s just say there was a lot of screaming, swearing, tears and punching of walls (all done by me, of course). But it was worth every minute. Abby has changed our lives for the better.
I used to stay as far away from my friends’ pets when we used to visit their homes and now I’m all over them. I spend countless hours researching how to make life better for Abby and watching dog videos on youtube. I won’t buy myself clothes or shoes but when it comes to Abby, I spare no expense. The Husband says I spoil her but so what? She’s our baby!
That’s why I can’t stand the thought of all those countless animals suffering out there. Whether they’re being tortured, neglected or abandoned, no animal should have to go through that. That’s why I’m participating in this year’s National Cupcake Day on behalf of the British Columbia SPCA.
Cue the Sarah McLachlan animal cruelty video with the saddest song in the history of the world, Angel, playing in the background.
You have to have a cold black heart made of stone not to shed a tear or open your wallet!
National Cupcake Day is on February 24, 2014. I’m going to be bringing a crap ton of cupcakes into the office that day for my lucky coworkers to enjoy. I have lofty plans, people. I intend on baking five cupcakes:
1) Vanilla with chocolate buttercream
2) Chocolate with some kind of white icing (haven’t decided between vanilla buttercream or a swiss meringue)
3) Orange cupcakes with raspberry jam filling and almond buttercream
4) Red velvet with cream cheese frosting
5) Earl grey with lemon cream cheese frosting
Let’s see if I can actually do this.
I’ve raised about $700 already but there’s still lots of people I have to bug for cash. If you would like to make a donation, here’s the link to my donation page: http://bcspca.convio.net/site/TR/CupcakeDay/Cupcake2014?px=1464304&pg=personal&fr_id=1581
Online donation is safe and secure (that’s what they’re telling us!) and if you donate over $10, you get a tax receipt. Every little bit helps.