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Woofer & Purrlensky: Because dogs deserve luxuries too 

For all the shopping paradise that Singapore is, it is amazingly difficult to get really nice, really sophisticated pet-related products here. So when Woofer & Purrlensky popped up on our sunny island, my sister and I were immediately sold. From its pet-loving philosophy to its modern-vintage vibe and collection of New York soho-inspired designs, there is much to love about this mini shopping haven located along Erskine Road.  Gorgeous pet carriers, luxurious pet beds, plush blankets, lush towels, organic toiletries, truly pet-safe squeakies, hand knitted toys, beautifully handcrafted leather collars with matching leashes, and the most charming pet clothings and accessories, each item is carefully curated by Bev and comes...

psychosis of a paw parent 

Psychosis of a Paw Parent 01

If you’ve read my earlier post on Reclaiming Life, you’ll know one of the most important things in my life is Muffles. I fret over him the way a mother would over her baby. I talk to him the way a parent would to her toddler. I possess a desire to protect him from all the harm and evils of the world the way a mother wants to protect her child. These are feelings and behaviours that I never thought would overcome me upon becoming a pet owner four years ago. But they did – so much so that the term “pet owner” sounds almost incorrect and vulgar now. In fact,...

oh happy pie: homemade meat pies for your canine

Oh Happy Pie 01

If you’ve been following us for awhile, you’ll realise that we cook Muffles’ every meal. It’s a lot of work but seeing him keep good health makes it all worthwhile. Of course, his food journey didn’t start with home-cooked meals. Like every first pet parent, we had him on kibbles then raw and finally, home cooked. We’re not fans of processed dry food for Muffles and the raw diet has its benefits, but home-cooked worked out best for him. Every canine fares differently under different diets. Some live long and well on kibbles while others don’t. It really is a bit of a trial and error. For the most part,...

scoop therapy: in lieu of 3 things for better work productivity 

Scoop Therapy 01

Work gets pretty crazy at the office. It gets so crazy that a lot of the times, it is easy to allow stress to build up, lose myself in the doing and forego the thinking.  If I let that snowball, I know I’ll eventually suffer what CEO of Corporate Balance, Michael E Kibler calls a “brownout”.  When considering how to prevent that in my own career, as with most, I turn to google. My search would typically read something like this: How to stay motivated at work; how to increase efficiency; how to be more productive; habits of successful women. And my search results often yielded plenty of listicals. Nine...

b’day cake for the b’day boy

Muffles Birthday 01

Time really flies. Today, Muffles turns four. Convert the dog years to human years and my little pup is about 28 years old. Time really flies.  Now as with all our loved ones’ birthdays, one can never celebrate it without a cake right? So staying true to the tradition, my sister and I hit the kitchen, and set about baking the birthday boy a birthday cake – canine style. 😁  Basically, you’ll need every ingredient that you see in the image above. You may adjust the quantity of ingredients used, depending on the size of your Fido. We used it in the following quantity:  Half an apple, chopped  1kg of...

chomping on chops & spaghetti

Chops & Spaghetti 01

Weekends! They are as much my favourite days of the week as they are Muffles’. One of the reasons why my little fur ball loves it, is because this is the time that he gets a whole new menu for the week. So what’s cooking in our kitchen for muffles this week? Spaghetti with Pork Chops & Greens  (This makes four days worth of food.) what you’ll need:  600g of pork loins/lean pork 100g of spaghetti  50g of green leafy vegetables  50g of pumpkin  Rosemary, oregano and thyme for seasoning method:  Season the pork loins with rosemary, oregano and thyme.  Cook the spaghetti until al dente in pot of boiling...