I’m sure you’ve all heard about Pippa Middleton and her new party-planning guide, Celebrate. It’s a book that is jam-packed with fruity tips on how to fold napkins and pour tea Well, apparently it now has some serious competition.
A new lifestyle website has produced a new magazine featuring ideas for winter break destinations, fashion style guides, and, best of all, rules for hosting the perfect party.
The only difference is, The Pets Pyjamas Winter Edition is aimed not at people but at their pups.
The brand new mini magazine, which was sent free to members and customers of the Pets Pyjamas website which calls itself ‘the ultimate shopping destination and social network for stylish pets and their owners’.
The 28-page guide is full of tips, including how to throw the perfect pet party, explaining how best to socialise your dog with a neighbourly guest list (vaccinations essential) and recipes for dog-friendly treats like pupcakes, milk bones and canine canapes.
TREAT YOUR FURRY FRIEND WITH THESE DOG-FRIENDLY RECIPES
- 3 cups water
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 4 cups wholewheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
In a large mixing bowl, blend the water, egg, carrots, vanilla and honey. Add the mashed banana. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon. Combine mixtures and mix thoroughly. Fill each cupcake case three-quarters full. Bake at 350F (175C) for 30 minutes. ‘Ice’ with low-fat cream cheese.
MILK BONE BISCUITS
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 1/3 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 cups wholewheat flour
In a large bowl pour hot water over margarine. Stir in the powdered milk, salt and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form a stiff dough. Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake at 325F (165C) for 40 minutes.
Buy ready-made small dog biscuits and decorate with low-fat cream cheese, a morsel of dog food and a chive.