When 5 May Where Happenstance Cafe, 35 Opal Crescent
Around 30 fluffy Japanese Spitzs had a ball at our Breakfast & Breed event. Plus, pet carnivals at West Coast Park and more.
For our eighth Breakfast & Breed instalment, we put the spotlight on a family fur-vorite: the Japanese Spitz! Over 30 paw-rents and their high-spirited white arctic pooches were greeted by the tantilising smell of freshly cooked breakfast as they entered Happenstance Cafe. Before settling into their seats, each attendee received a Pet Lovers Centre goodie bag containing Canine Caviar Alkaline dry dog food (worth up to $60 each).
Kicking off the morning’s exciting programme was dog trainer Barbara Wright from Positive Puppies, who taught pawrents how to keep the intelligent Japanese
Spitz constantly engaged and entertained. Participants also learnt how to curb behavioural problems prevalent in the arctic white pup, such as barking and separation anxiety.
Paw-rents and furkids were spoilt for choice as breakfast time rolled around. Courtesy of Happenstance Cafe, participants happily dug
into the scrumptious spread of toast, baked beans, scrambled eggs, waffles, hash brown, pizza, bacon, pancakes, fried chicken and ice cream, while canines devoured pork, chicken, beef, carrot, broccoli, potato and cheese. The furry pups were in for a treat as well—each received a generous serving of premium mango doggy ice cream from Talya’s Sorvete!
Whipping up a storm during his culinary demo was cooking instructor Chia Wee Loon, who’s known by his Instagram handle @snowcology. He used Bosch’s induction stove and oven to whip up a mouthwatering dog-friendly dish of beef tenderloin steak, carrot puree, and apple puree, which all the pooches heartily gobbled up!
Giving insight into common health problems faced by the Japanese Spitz was veterinarian Dr Francis Tay from Ohana VetCare. He gave constructive tips on how to handle patellar luxation and the best ways to keep the Spitz’s thick white coat pristine.
Showcasing Bosch’s cordless handstick Zoo’o ProAnimal vacuum cleaner—which works a treat on fur—was Joey Piyong, Bosch’s marketing communications manager. Bagging the Zoo’o ProAnimal vacuum cleaner (worth $799) during the lucky draw was Su Fangzi with her pooch, Zai Zai. “Chef Chia’s cooking demo was great! Zai Zai is a picky eater but he finished the delicious tenderloin,” says Fangzi. “I even tried it myself—it was very tender and the carrot and apple puree was so good.”
Lucky draw winner Karrina Tan and her six-month-old Japanese Spitz,
Poe, walked away with a $100 Kohepets voucher. Karrina shares: “The event today was really informative. We loved the vet’s and trainer’s talks because they were both accurate and helpful,” shares Karrina. “Poe really enjoyed himself! He’s always been a sociable boy and he likes being around other dogs.”
To check out what went down at the Japanese Spitz Breakfast & Breed, find us on YouTube @ PETSmagazine!