HAP­PEN­INGS

When 5 May Where Hap­pen­stance Cafe, 35 Opal Cres­cent

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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!

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