Spotlight Thursday – Meet Cupcake

21 Jul

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Cupcake

Age:  9 – but I’ve heard 9 is the new 5

Location:  New Jersey

Web/Blog Page:  Cupcake

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  When Mom walked by my cage, I was saying the word, “Please. Please. Please. Please….” The first 82 times, she didn’t hear me, but then finally, MAGICALLY – she did, and she said, “This is the one! This is my new dog!”

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After living on the street and in a shelter for the first few years of my life, the night Mom brought me home and I popped onto the couch, and she laughed at me and hugged me, I knew that cuddly place was the perfect home for me.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   One morning, when I first came here, Mom forgot to push in her chair, when she got up to get something from the kitchen. I hopped onto her chair, climbed onto the table, and TOOK HER MEDICINE. It was delicious. It was less delicious a few minutes later when ASPCA Poison Control told her how to induce vomiting. My advice: If you’re lucky enough to get on the table, skip the pills and go straight for the scrambled eggs.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I don’t have a dad, so Mom is wrapped double-strength around my paws. I can tell because whenever I turn my big brown eyes on her and stare with that blank look I have, treats and snuggles come my way. She thinks I’m irresistible!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People think I am tortured when Mom dresses me up. You know – because I’m a dog and dogs are…. well…. dogs. But the truth is that like my friend Houdini I LOVE dressing up! When Mom puts a dress on me, I know that means something fun is about to happen – we’re going somewhere, getting company, or doing something special. So bring on the tutus, bandanas, sundresses, and sweaters because this girl is ready to party.

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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32 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Cupcake

  1. easyweimaraner

    07/21/2016 at 2:53 am

    yep 9 is the new 5 of course, of course… wow Cupcake you really took your medicine that day… fortunately your mama acted immediately … it’s amazing that we need pillbags, cheese and 87 tries if we have to take a pill, but if we see human-pills it happens within a nano-second… a miracle :o)

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 12:53 pm

      That’s so true, E. Mom is always hiding medicine in food, when all she has to do is put it on the table, pull out a chair, and walk away!

      Love and licks,

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        07/24/2016 at 6:51 pm

        Oh Cupcake, you little scamp! We LOVED this spotlight on you and while we didn’t know about your early formative years, I think you won the peep jackpot! May the hair be always pushed in and the walk-in closet full of groovy dresses. ღ

  2. onespoiledcat

    07/21/2016 at 6:45 am

    Oh we adore Cupcake and her talented writer Mommy……Cupcake is the only pup we know who loves to sleep in the street. Tee Hee – she has a beautiful wardrobe too! I didn’t know about the eating Mom’s medicine incident but yep – the eggs would be much better……

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 12:55 pm

      Ha! Thanks, S. I enjoy eggs a lot, these days! … When Mom shares… And street naps remain my favorite summer activity to drive Mom crazy.

      Love and licks,

  3. Skyler Braveheart

    07/21/2016 at 8:44 am

    Cupcake, you are cutie to the max! Great reading about you…and hey, girls just gotta be girls, so it’s great that your outfits have a pawsitive association!

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks, S. It also helps Mom when I have to wear the cone of shame now and then for my allergies. I get excited and run to her because I think the cone is an outfit! Yay!

      Love and licks,

  4. lexitheschnauzer

    07/21/2016 at 9:11 am

    Hi Cupcake. I never knew about your ruff start in life. One would never guess it, looking at you now. Personally, I hate clothes almost as much as thermometers up the … but to each her own, right? Another big thanks to Bacon!

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks, L. I barely remember my start in life. It’s the broken road that brought me here, so…. Thermometers. Ugh! They are wrong on so many levels!

      Love and licks,

  5. lapaylor

    07/21/2016 at 9:53 am

    party girl! that was fun. LeeAnna

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks, L. I do enjoy a good party – but NO BALLOONS!! I’m pretty sure balloons are trying to kill me.

      Love and licks,

  6. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    07/21/2016 at 11:12 am

    you are so super cute Cupcake – we must admit we don’t ‘do’ cloths – simply because our fur is so long and we would look like over stuffed sausages that have exploded – but we have no worries about other doggies that love them

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks, R and D. My furs are as sleek as a polka-dotted seal. Your furs ARE your clothes!

      Love and licks,

  7. Nylabluesmum

    07/21/2016 at 1:06 pm

    Cupcake can you here uss “ohhhinnn an ahhhinnn” all thee way frum Canada???
    Yur thee cutest doggie gurl an you look furabuluss inn yur cuppycake sweater!!!
    Grate interview!!! Purr usual 😉
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    • Genevieve Petrillo

      07/21/2016 at 1:24 pm

      Awww… Thanks, kids. Mom said that cupcake shirt was positively MADE for me. Truth be told, we have lots of Cupcake accessories around here.

      Love and licks,

      • Nylabluesmum

        07/21/2016 at 2:29 pm

        Yur welcome Cupcake!!! 🙂

  8. Deborah Boza Valledor

    07/21/2016 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my…Cupcake is just so adorable and that cupcake t-shirt is absolutely perfect!

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks, D. Adorable is always a goal for me! Plus, cute, sweet, fabulous, pretty, smart….. Yeah… I have a lot of goals.

      Love and licks,

  9. jansfunnyfarmj

    07/21/2016 at 3:47 pm

    How nice to meet you, Cupcake. So glad you found your forever home. That sure must have been good tasting medicine if you ate it. Jan has to hide ours in peanut butter.

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 5:23 pm

      Moms LOVE hiding medicine. Peanut butter and cream cheese are my favorite hiding places! Yum!

      Love and licks,

  10. The Canadian Cats

    07/21/2016 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Cupcake. So if 9 is the new 5 then 8 must be the new 4 and a half. so I’m just a youngster really and you too. We can haunt the older dogs and cats with our abilities to jump and dance. MOL Nice learning more about you Cupcake. You are one terrific Woofie just like Houdini. Glad you like to get dressed up cuz I don’t.


    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 5:26 pm

      Ha! Thanks, S. You and I are absolutely youngsters! That’s probably why Mom keeps saying I’m “old enough to know better” when I’m NOT!!

      Love and licks,

  11. da tabbies o trout towne

    07/21/2016 at 5:37 pm

    waves two ewe cupcake, itz veree nice two meet ewe…we N joyed yur interview two day N we gotta say we total lee agreez bout de hole ” go for de stuff other than medicine on de table thing” !! we iz glad ya finded yur for evers N we iz glad yur mom FINAL LEE hurd ewe, coz yea… 82 timez iz a LOT !!!!!! ♥♥♥ yur shirt total lee rocks bye de way ~~~~~~☺☺☺

    • Cupcake

      07/21/2016 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks a ton, tabbies! Sadly, I am too little to reach the table, and Mom rarely leaves her chair out anymore, so unless she shares with me, the yummy human foods are off limits. Sometimes I wish I could jump like a kitty…

      Love and licks,

  12. dogdaz

    07/22/2016 at 11:11 am

    We love Cuppy!!!!!

  13. gentlestitches

    07/22/2016 at 6:57 pm

    Cupcake you are apty named because meeting you is aTREAT!. 😁

    • Genevieve Petrillo

      07/24/2016 at 8:01 am

      Awwww. Thanks! Treat is my favorite word in the whole world.

      Love and licks,

  14. Tails Around the Ranch

    07/24/2016 at 6:52 pm

    That was a pawsome spotlight, Houdini! Heres hoping treats flow to both you and Cupcake for this terrific post❣️

    • Cupcake

      07/24/2016 at 7:45 pm

      I like how you think, M and S. Paws crossed…

      Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      07/25/2016 at 9:36 am

      aaww thanks my friend. I’m so happy that everyone seems to be enjoying our spotlights. This just verifies we need to keep doing them so everyone can meet each other in blogville. Much love! XOXO – Bacon


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