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The Baker Whose Dog Cake Was Pregnant With Meaning

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A customer said she was having a baby shower. She asked us to make a “shower” cake. (One of our specialties is dog cakes that look like cakes people eat.) There was a special purpose for this cake: She did not know the sex of her baby and wanted it to be a surprise. Sooooo, she said she would bring me the envelope with the results of the sex of the baby directly from her doctor. She ordered a double-layer cake and wanted the internal icing to indicate the sex of the baby. When the dog begins to eat the cake, the sex of the baby would be revealed! — Todd Ruppenthal, Happy Husky Bakery, Evanston, IL

 

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A Rental, Complete With Pets

A lot more than furniture was included.

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true story: I am renting to own a house from a friend and not only did it come with some furniture but also a cockatoo, two cats and some koi! Talk about instapot — no instapets — to go along with my five dogs and one cat! — Christine Dixon, Wiggle and Walks Pet Care, Charlotte, NC

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True Tales: A Fine Excuse for Being Absent

Excuse, excuse…

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We sent out a customer email in February and received this funny out-of-office auto-reply: “I have the flu, and I did get a shot in September. I’m wiped out. Will get back to you when able.” — Tom Jeffrey, Dinky Dog Club, Charleston, SC

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Groomer Manipulates Laws of Science

At least that’s what the customer thinks.

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A lady wanted us to redo her dog’s haircut because she was convinced that the new style she requested was causing static electricity when she put on and removed her dog’s sweaters. I told her as sweetly as possible that while I did think my groomers were amazing, manipulating the laws of science was beyond their realm of scope! — Maggie Victory, The Whole Pet, Fort Smith, AR 

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