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We did it! We sold everything at our first ever event for Barkeryoven. Very happy and proud and tired. Although most of the selling was done by my two elves. 🙂

This Pet Carnavale was organised by the graduating class of IACT college on behalf of SPCA to raise awareness for prevention against animal cruelty. The turnout was reasonable. Besides us, there were other pet shop sellers selling pet fashion, pet accessories, pet food and pet photography. Jaya One also very graciously donated the venue to the organisers and allowed pets to roam around. That made the event a lot more fun. This is a pet event after all.

As you can see, I brought Miki there to let him see the sights. The poor thing, not used to crowds and the noise level, was shivering non-stop. Really must bring Miki out to socialise more often. Its also interesting seeing so many dogs and their owners and how they interact.

Can’t wait till the next bazaar / dog event that we are participating in. Will update details soon!




Its been two weeks since my Barkeryoven deal has closed, and I’ve been very busy with dog treats baking for customers’ that have bought a voucher. Am personally quite surprised that so many redeemed so fast. hehe…probably because I always wait till last minute to redeem the vouchers I have bought. Oh yah, have I mentioned I love shopping through group buying sites? :p

So, I had 32 vouchers sold! My personal target was 30. You can say I’m very happy with this number. ^0^

Another good thing that happened from this activity is that Barkery Oven has been invited to participate in the next SPCA awareness campaign event!! I will definitely share more on that when the time comes.



I use applesauce quite a bit in my dog treats baking. Applesauce is a great substitute for oil in dog treat recipes and also a great flavour enhancer. But store bought applesauce usually have some form of preservative and lots of sugar. So I started googling for applesauce recipes. It never occured to me that it would be so easy to make applesauce. Plus so cost effective!


10 apples (I bought Royal Gala apples that were selling at 10 for RM4.90)

2 Cinnamon sticks


1. Peel and cut apples into quarters. Remove seeds and core. The core and seeds of apples are toxic to dogs.

2. Put all cut apples into a pot. Cover with water and let it boil for 20 mins.

3. Strain the water and remove the cinnamon sticks.

4. Mash / process the apples till you achieve a consistency that you like. Can be chunky or smooth paste.

Boiled apples in my hand-held mini blender/processor.

The finished product. Could fill two glass jars.

1 cup of this is going into the Apple Bran Muffins for dogs that I’ll be making later. ^0^