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PUPCAKE – The Droolicious new barkery in town!!

14 Jun

UPDATE: Manu & Terry – you win the Pupcake Giveaway!!

Banana Biscotti, Apple Cinnamon Cookies, or maybe a slice of sinful Red Velvet cake….what are you in the mood for today? Er sorry actually what’s your pooch in the mood for today?!!

Founded by Chinthana Gopinath in 2012, Pupcake – the new bakery in Bangalore- makes yummy cakes for doggie birthdays and special occasions and home made fresh cookies and treats in tons of droolicious flavors. We caught up with Chinthana to find out more about this doggie business 😉

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So what inspired you to start Pupcake…..

I have always worked in the food industry, even had my own restaurant for three years. I love to cook! I have grown up with dogs and have had them around my entire life. When it was time to start a new chapter in my life, I didn’t have to look too far for any inspiration. Combining my passion for food and dogs, Pupcake was born!

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Chinthana with Sasha

A typical day at Pupcake……

I research recipes, ingredients, bake, sometimes do delivery of the goodies too. I am the only human member of my company! Calvin, a 3 year old beagle boy, is the chief taster. Sasha, a 4 year old beagle girl, (rescued by CUPA from a lifetime of testing in a pharma lab) is the PR girl….she is very popular! Both of them also supervise the baking process by keeping a keen eye on me when I’m working in the kitchen. They sometimes also accompany me to deliver the goodies.

Goodies  available at Pupcake…..

We have treats, cookies, cakes, pupcakes and meatloaves. If somebody wants us to create something new and special for their furry children, we do that too!

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Fresh baked Pupcake goodies.

What’s so special about Pupcake products?

They do not contain a single ingredient that is harmful to dogs… no sugar, no butter, no salt, no artificial colouring or flavour etc. Only whole wheat flour is used, no maida. We use a lot of healthy ingredients like oats, flax seeds, wheatgerm, ragi, canola oil, etc.
They look great, so the humans are happy. They smell and taste great, so the doggies are happy too.

Most pawpular cake/treat….

Among the treats, the chicken liver ones are the most popular. The Bacon Cake is a hot favourite because everything is better with bacon!! I’m yet to meet a dog that has not fallen in drooly love with the meatloaves.

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Pupcake’s pawpular Bacon Birthday Cake!

Best part about making cakes for dogs instead of humans….

The look on a doggy’s face when they are given treats and cakes that they enjoy, humans will never be able to match that! In a world where dogs are being abandoned and ill-treated so much, it is a matter of great joy to be a part of families that celebrate their dogs – the birthdays, the welcome home paw-rties, Christamas, Valentine’s Day etc.

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Well all this talk about cakes and cookies has sure made me hungry. And it doesn’t help that the goodies from Chinthana’s Pupcake look unresistable!!

Check out the Pupcake menu here to see all the yummy treats and cakes available for your furry baby. Pupcake can also deliver treats anywhere in India. For more details drop by their Facebook page.

And here’s your chance to win a FREE bag of yummy treats from Pupcake!! Just tell us in the comments below “Why your dog is the most special person in your life”! Our favorite entry will get a bagful of yummy treats to pamper their special pal :))

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My Dog’s Name

29 Feb

Update: Thank you all for sharing the beautiful stories behind your dog’s name! “Jhappi” you get to take away a special gift!!

My dog’s name is Monk. Pretty unusual people say and they ask…..is it like the Buddhist Monks? is it because he is very docile by nature? some have even asked (pretty sure jokingly!) if it’s because he’s taken a vow of celibacy. I just laugh off and say….nope nothing deep like that!

So here’s people to tell you, why Monk is called Monk!

He’s named after “Adrian Monk”…..yup the famous detective who I absolutely adore for his highly obsessive compulsive ways!

Those who know Mr. Monk know what I am talking about and for others….well its a detective show (you may catch its re-runs on Star World) where the star of the show Mr. Adrian Monk is an exceptionally gifted detective with a quirk….he suffers from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I was such an ardent follower of the show (and to confess a bit obsessive compulsive myself) and loved the character of Adrian Monk so much that when the show ended….I decided well if I ever get a dog he’s going to be named MONK!

SO yes, years before this cute little love entered our lives….his name was decided. He was Monk from day one!….and it just suits him perfectly! I cannot imagine him having any other name….Milo, Fido, Jimmy, Jackie…..nope he’s a Monk alright.

Yes, a little unusual and unique, but so is he 🙂

What did you name your dog?  Share your dog’s name and the story behind it below (as comments). One of the stories will be selected to be featured on our blog and will also get a special gift from Woofilicious!

Caption It Crazy!

20 Jan

Contest Closed!

And the winning entry goes to Nigreats!!

Every week we’ll bring you a funny, weird, stupid, crazy pet pic….all you gotta do is caption it. The best caption that makes that picture absolutely hilarious wins a cool little gift for their pet!

SO without further adieu, here goes the first one….let your imagination run wild and give us the craziest caption as a comment below!

“I Am Your Dog…….”

2 Jan

“I AM YOUR DOG, and I have a little something I would like to whisper in your ear.

I know that humans lead busy lives. Some have to work. Some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours. They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The grey hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.

You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine?

Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other in the world could? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrongdoing for just a simple moment of your time?

That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me.

So many times, you have been saddened by the words you read on the screen, of other of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.

I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just “One more day” with me. Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together.

So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart.

Come to me not as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mom or Dad”, come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another’s eyes, and talk.

I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself or even life in general. You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with.

Someone very different from you, and here I am.

I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet”- I know what you are. You are human, in all of your quirkiness, and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy, and I will know your true self.

We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.”

–Love, (your dog)
Author Unknown

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Straight from a dog’s heart…… I came across this beautiful poem that urges you to slow down, to enjoy the simpler things in life, to stop every once in a while and spend time with those who you love the most, for time never stops for anyone. 

As the New Year 2012 begins, I now know what my resolution for this year is……do you know yours?

A clean dog makes for a happy and healthy dog and happier owners!

29 Sep

A clean dog is a happy dog. Not only because he is healthy but because you snuggle him more on the days he feels super soft and smells great. Now who doesn’t love a dog who smells of lavender and vanilla?!

A good daily brushing accompanied with regular baths is very important to keep your dog’s coat and skin in good health. Now as much as the dogs are simple beings and get happy with a pat on the head, their little bodies are a little more complex and their skin and coat require more care and attention then ours. Dogs roll in mud, go out for walk on dirty sidewalks, and somehow always manage to find the dirtiest spots to put their faces in and give them the full on sniff treatment that can put police dogs to shame! And on top of this dogs can’t be given daily baths as it disturbs the pH balance of their skin and strips the coat of its natural oils. All this accumulated dirt and toxins gives your dog the “dog smell” and other problems like dry itchy skin, allergies, inflammation,  and overtime a lack luster dull coat.

To avoid the problems above and give your dog a healthy coat, it is very important to choose the right shampoo. A good and gentle shampoo with regular baths can prevent dry and flaky skin as well as itching and allergies. Shampoos with hard chemicals and too much soap can do more harm than good to your dog. Many of the skin problems have been attributed to residue left behind by commercial dog shampoos and most of them do nothing more than just clean the dirt on top away leaving the skin and coat wanting for more.  So next time you head out to pick a shampoo for fido be sure to check its ingredients and see if its right for your dog.

Unlike before, there are some very nice products that are now available in the country.  Happy Tails is one such canine spa line that proud themselves with their all-natural eco-friendly products and their problem solving approach. They have some great shampoos and conditioners with such fabulous ingredients and problem solving effects that you might want to switch your shampoo too!!

If your dog keeps itching and scratching then you definitely need to try their Comfy Dog Oatmeal Shampoo. Colloidal oatmeal is one of the natural ingredients that is known to help tremendously in relieving itch due to dry skin, insect bites, and allergies. Because of its soothing and healing properties, it is extensively used in lots of human products. The smart guys at Happy Tails have combined the same colloidal oatmeal with botanical extracts of peppermint, burdock, and calendula (all known for their healing properties) to make Comfy Dog Oatmeal Conditioning Shampoo that stops itching in tracks and soothes your dog’s skin while gently cleaning his coat.

For dogs with normal coats, their Bubble n’ Beads is a hands down winner. And not just because it looks so fabulous, but because it does an exceptional job of maintaining that healthy skin and soft shiny coat of your dog. Its all natural ingredients packed in the form of micro beads, reach the deepest of furs and burst the all essential vitamins and conditioners right to the skin. Also its gentle formula doesn’t strip the natural oil of the coat and prevents the hair from becoming dull and dry. The result of all this is a softer, healthier coat with a shine that is the result of healthy skin. And to top it all off, it contains the essential oil of lavender which makes your pooch smell refreshing and wonderful for days!

There are some awesome solutions for other times too like when you don’t have time to give your dog a bath and you have some guests visiting and your usually peachy pooch is smelling like a hound? The Dry Dog Instant Clean has saved marriages from snippy in-laws and their Fur Breeze Aromatic Spa Mist with Citrus Vanilla is known to have converted snotty guests to dog crazy friends! You can use this stuff not only on your dog but anything that has that “dog smell” like his bed or the favorite couch in the living room he thinks was bought only for his canine comfort. The secrets are the all natural ingredients that not just mask the smell but binds the order causing proteans and eliminates them.

From Flea the scene- spray to fight all things outdoors, from fleas and insects to sun burns; bowWow butter balm – for the cracked paws and nose, dog smog remedy – for fighting bad breath and digestive problems, ruff to smooth detangler – for dogs with long coats……and many more all natural products, you are sure to find the solution to your dog’s doggy problems and give him a healthier happier lifestyle with Happy Tails.

The whole range of HappyTails Canine Spa Line in now available on Woofilicious!

Fabulous Dog Hunt is heating up!!

28 Jun

Kingfisher Calendar Hunt is so pass`e! With the hunt for Most Fabulous Dogs of 2011 heating up, we are seeing the true DIVAS and hot HUNKS hidden inside these little fur balls.

Not everyone understood why your poochie wore a dress for the party or why your dog steps out in a tee for his evening walk. Its time people understand that a dog is not just a dog. He’s a member of the family, most loving, most loyal, and usually the most pampered. Every dog has a unique personality. All you need to see is a group of them interacting to realize that. Fun, playful, bossy, territorial, fighter, loner, fussy, friendly, and even flirty…..you’ll find them all.  And with the personality goes the style. You have to own a dog to realize how each one has a distinct style. And why not express that style? Dogs are the most expressive creatures alive, they are crazy happy when happy, hearbreakingly sad when sad, and head over heels in love at your first sight. So when it comes to living their life, why not make it the most expressive and absolutely fabulous?

With this contest, we set out to find such dogs who live their life king size and the owners who give them this lifestyle without any apologies for no one loves you like your dog does. And with only 2 days into the hunt, we are so excited to see all the entries so far, absolutely fantastic! From gorgeous Zea with a love for accessories, super chic Cherie who can’t be seen in public with even a hair out of place and Skittles our bohemian traveler, the competition already looks stiff! And not to leave the boys far behind are Leon, Rio, and Snoopy trying to win over people with their cuteness factor….whoever said chocolaty looks are out?

So what’s in store for us the next few weeks in this dogilicious war? Looks like a lot more exciting new entries and a chance to see more fabulous dogs! The game is still wide open and we can’t wait to see what happens next and who gets the coveted title of Woofilicious Fabulous Dog!!

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