Saturday, December 3, 2011

GOOD doggie!!

I have never been a dog person.  We had couple of dogs when I was young, but they weren't MINE and they were relegated to the backyard.  Cats were always more up my alley.  I think because I always believed they always shared the same sarcastic and jaded outlook on life that I did.  You know, there's just something about cats that gives that impression.
Well, now that I am the matriarch of a houseful of boys, the inevitable question of "when can we get a dog?" has arisen.  So we are going through all the prep work...getting allergy tests, getting our much coveted hardwood floors BEFORE a dog comes (I do not want to train a puppy on carpet!), researching breeds, etc, etc, etc.  And you know what?  I am getting pretty psyched to have the patter of 4 little feet in the house  (just like having twins again - NOT)!  Maybe I'm reading into this too much, but perhaps I am dog-happy because I am at a better place in my life.  You know, I can now share that licky, waggy, yippy enthusiasm that a puppy brings - and also delight in the joy that he or she brings my boys.  We'll see how happy I still am when in the midst of training and poop scooping.  But, that will be a good time to introduce the boys to the responsibilities of pet-owning, right?
Another dog lover recently asked me to create some cupcakes with a dog theme for her daughter's birthday.  We decided on a combo on puppy faces, bones and paw prints and I am THRILLED with how these turned out!  Pupcakes are constructed with halved oreos for ears, marshmallow for the snout, Starburst for the tongue and jelly beans for the nose and eyes.  And lots of buttercream fur!  Paw print and bone are fondant.
Aren't they precious??  I just want to lick that puppy's face off!  I hope I won't have doggie breath after!

Until next time!

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl,
    Just catching up on your blog. You are SO SO talented. I love reading about everything you do! LOVE the pup-cakes! Miss you guys. xoxo