Hey Tripawds! We never quit celebrating ’round here! We live near the Fruitvale District of Oaktown (aka ‘lil Mexico del Norte) and today there was a big celebration in the ‘hood and maw found some cool new things to renew our altar so we could celebrate Dia de los Muertos in style! The Mexicans have it totally right–celebrate the dead, our loved ones, our ancestors. Don’t be sad they are gone but celebrate that we got to share our lives with them! We got CAKE too!
So me ‘n the Oaktown Pack drove ALL the way to San Francisco yesterday to help out our BFF and honorary Auntie Carla of Paw Patch Pastries. She invited us to a photo shoot ’cause she is redesigning her website ’cause she has a real live store now and she wants new pictures. Of US and her most pawesome baked goods! We got to meet two photographers and there were bright lights and we had to be good and sit in front of the most awesome smelling cake and they told us to leave it and we just couldn’t so maw and paw had to hang on to us while they took about a gazillion pictures! Here’s what it looked like, can you smell it????
Finally we got to EAT the CAKE! OMD it was SO good! There were three layers ‘n each tasted different–there was berries on top ‘n peanut butter in the middle ‘n liver ‘n BACON on the bottom and it had fondant icing and decorations. Can you believe she made all those cute little paws by hand???? Here’s what it looked like AFTER we got our teeth into it:
Auntie Carla said she made it special for us and we got to take it HOME with us! We’re gonna be eating cake , for a month at least!!!! Woohoo! We loves us our Auntie Carla, she is the BEST! Stay tooned for actual photos of us and the cake, coming soon…….
Yo everypawdy! We’re celebrating my ninth birthday today in true Oaktown style! And its an extra special pawty ’cause its also the mighty Rosa’s (She Who Came B4 Us) birthday. And OMD, I just found out I share a birthday with the most pawesome Jerry G Dawg himself……..Swoooooooon!!!!! Angus and watermelon all around…Lets get this PAWTAY started!! WoooHOOOOO!
Don’t worry folks, no bubbas were harmed in the making of this blog post. Must be getting soft ’cause I shared my cake all around 🙂 Hope youse guyz are pawtying whereEVER you are!
Well……of course they did! Martha here (Codie Rae is graciously allowing me to use her blog). I had to stay home under a measles quarantine (found out today I have immunity … grrrrr) but Austin Ray of the Oaktown Pack was there with Ralph (aka Fear the Ears) and life-saver Karen showed up with the Pugapalooza (Tani, a long time cancer survivor, and Obie) to lend a hand so Team Tripawds was well represented. It was a beautiful day and there were 1100 peeps signed up for the Morris Animal Foundation K9 cancer walk in Los Gatos CA, which raised something on the order of $130,000 to fight animal cancer. That is almost double their fundraising goal! Team Tripawds more than doubled their fundraising goal so a huge thanks is in order to everyone who made that possible through their generous donations!
Ralph and Karen were busy the whole time talking to people and handing out our custom made Paw Patch Pastries treats and Austin, Tani, and Obie demonstrated their K9 fitness on the Fit Paws balance disc. Ralph said that he talked to a couple of vets who said Tripawds.com was an amazing resource and that they always send people facing amputation here! He also said almost everyone he talked to said “Oh, I had a tripawd once … or … I know somebody who has a tripawd.” How cool is that? Tripawds are becoming par for the course, rather than being a ‘freak show’ that people feel sorry for. At least they are around here! Three other tripawds came by to visit and, all in all, Team Tripawds had a blast! Behold the photographic evidence!
Amid storm clouds, thunder, and lightning, panicked residents fled in terror as a Swamp Thing rose from the depths of an Oaktown backyard today. One woman missing, several injured as swamp creature rampages through the neighborhood. Police and fire department at a loss as to how to stop it. Mayor urges residents to shelter in place.