Gone To The Dogs (and cats too)


I know. Maybe you're saying "what ever happened to that Petunia chick" right? She's around. Just not in blogland so much but with somewhat of an excuse.

Some of you know that my life has literally gone to the dogs. Dog rescue, that is. I've spent the past year volunteering for a pit bull rescue and also at my local city shelter.

I adopted Isis, my own shelter rescue, who's been making me laugh and smile the last 12 months.

And of course I already have this little lady. Luna, my other rescue baby.

They now coexist happily and though Isis might not want to admit it, she and Luna are quite fond of each other now. Luna even introduced Isis to her favorite morning ritual which is "look cute for the mama until she gives you a piece of toast".

My art desk occasionally (OK, rarely) sees any action but I still get that creative bug so I've found other ways to indulge my muse.

Like making parade tutus for our shelter dogs like Shayna here, who I had the honor and pleasure of walking in our city Pride Parade this weekend.

By the way, this amazing, sweet, clever, beautiful girl is still waiting for her forever home. She keeps getting passed up while the itty bitty yappy dogs get snapped up in a heartbeat. Go figure.

Yesterday I tried my hand at canine cake making.

This wee little cake was for Isis to celebrate her one year adoption anniversary!

As you can see, it was a big hit!

Here's the super easy no bake recipe.

Isis Delilah Roo's No-Bake Fancy Cake
- 1 cup kibbles (or however much you want to feed your pup). I smashed them in a bag with a rolling pin    until  it looked like ground beef.
- Mix in plain yogurt and peanut butter so everything sticks together. You also use pumpkin puree or add      other goodies like fruit and veggies.
- To make the layers I filled a small bowl and an empty cat food can with the mix.
- To make the icing, mix plain yogurt, peanut butter and a little honey.
- Take the cake out of the molds and spread icing over the bottom layer.
- Add the second layer and ice the top.
- Decorate with doggie treats and serve or refrigerate for later.
- Watch the fun begin!

I did light the candle and started bringing the cake to her but she definitely didn't care for the flame so out it went. Other than that I think she loved it.

Miss Isis is undeniably a princess. She and Luna are spoiled rotten and that makes me happier than a witch on Halloween. Which is fabulous indeed.

I hope you're having a grand month of June and no matter what you have planned this summer, make it magical, brilliant, creative and full of fun!