Coco Celebrates National Day
It’s the weekend and I finally have some time to update my blog!
This week, most of us enjoyed a public holiday on hump day thanks to National Day! Singapore is having her 52nd birthday — what a proud moment for us all to celebrate!
I usually sleep in on public holidays, but somehow, I was so excited to celebrate National Day this year. So I got up early and, of course, made sure that I was dressed for the occasion.
I feel extra pretty when donning the colours of our nation!
I’m not going anywhere to watch the parade or the fireworks, but I was very much looking forward to watching it on the TV. For the entirety of the broadcast, no one could tear me away from the TV. No toy or treat could distract me.
My favourite part of the parade is definitely when all the contingents from the different uniform group marches in. I admire how handsome they look in their unif — wait, I mean — their discipline and teamwork! We can only imagine the tough practices they went through to achieve such synchronisation!
The fireworks are impressive too, but unless I get to witness it in person, it’s only a second favourite.
Tell me, friends, how did you celebrate the National Day holiday?
Coco’s Tips on How to Destress
Over the years, I’ve spent a fair bit of time in clubpets’ head office. Even though everyone has different roles to play and different tasks to complete, there is a common issue that I have observed among them: They can get quite stressed!
Tell me, friends, is this the case in your (or your human’s) office too?
Anyway, I’d just like to remind everyone on the importance of taking a breather every once in a while. Everyone has their own way to deal with stress, and as long as it’s healthy, it’s fine! As an inspiration, though, here’s how I destress (being clubpets’ ambassador can be rather tiring too, every now and then).
The most straightforward way to rest and relieve stress is, of course, sleeping! (Or sometimes, in my case, trying to meditate but end up falling asleep. Oh well, whatever works…)
One of my favourite ways to kick back and relax is by listening to music— music can be so therapeutic! Lately, I have been listening to Snoop Dogg and Pitbull. What about you, friends? Who are your favourite artistes?
Finally, I like to take my mind off things by browsing the internet. There are hours worth of entertainment on the internet, but I particularly like going through Instagram, watching videos on YouTube, and looking at funny memes.
Share some tips on how you destress — I’d love to hear them!
Coco’s Mid-Year Reflection
Can you believe that it’s already July? Half a year has gone by in the blink of an eye! Where did all the time go?
Do you still remember the New Year’s resolutions you made at the beginning of 2017? Have you been diligently trying to achieve those goals? I know I have!
I have been watching my diet to make sure that I don’t overeat; with mummy’s help, I’ve been eating doggy food that is yummy but also healthy and ensures that I am getting all the nutrients I need. Thanks mummy!
I have also been working hard to keep fit by running and exercising. I do it regularly to make sure that I don’t get lazy or lose momentum. After all, I have a lot of energy and it needs an outlet! My favourite game is, of course, fetch.
clubpet’s sister magazine, Blissful Brides, also had another successful instalment of the Blissful Outdoor Wedding Show, or more commonly referred to as BOWS, earlier this year. Even though I’m just a Pom and not getting married, I love looking at the pretty wedding gowns. If I were to have my own wedding gown, I’d want to add a twist to the conventional white wedding gown by weaving in some hints of pink — just like the dress I’m wearing in the photo!
Anyways, I digress. If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, there will be another round of BOWS in October so look out for that and be sure to swing by! I overheard from mummy’s conversation that they’re giving away lots of prizes, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on that!
Coco’s Monthly Favourites — June
I’d like to try something new today: After watching lots of “monthly favourites” videos on YouTube, I figured I could do it too! However, as I don’t have a YouTube channel, I thought that I could do it on my blog!
Here are some of the things that I’ve been enjoying this month!Movie: The Secret Life of Pets
I’m clearly late to the bandwagon, but I just watched The Secret Life of Pets earlier this month and have watched it two more times since. Besides the cute animation, I feel that the movie has a strong underlying message about friendship, teamwork and acceptance – and I love it! Being a Pom myself, I couldn’t help but fantasise about finding a handsome boyfriend, just like how Gidget and Max fell in love in the movie. I mean, I do have a friend named Max, but he’s more like a brother to me.Insta-pet: toastmeetsworld
Toast is #goals. Not only is she so cute and pretty, she has even published her own book! I wish to do something cool like that too one day.And of course… MY BIRTHDAY!
That’s right! I turned six on June 16! It’s my favourite day not only for the month, but for every year! Only because everyone showers me with love and yummy food, and I get to spend lots of time with the people I like. Not quite keen on the ageing part though.Thank you The Barkery Singapore for baking this amazing cake for me! It’s so cute! Not only does it look super pretty, it tastes really, really good too! Look at all the presents I got — they’re all so adorable! (Also, no prizes for guessing what my favourite colour is, hehe.) I’m really thankful that I got to celebrate my birthday surrounded by my nearest and dearest! And finally, my favourite person in the whole wide world — love you Mummy!
What Makes a Pomeranian
This week, I want to give a shoutout to all my fellow Pomeranian friends. If you are blessed with a Pom companion in your life, you will know how much fun we are. Right? …Right?
Sure, we can be a lot of work sometimes. Due to our coat, which may I add makes us very pretty, we need to be brushed and groomed regularly. Mummy also chides me for being stubborn from time to time.
When I refuse to drink water when I’m told to, for example.
I also get bored quickly and may demand attention, but it’s only because of my super friendly nature!Friend… Play with me… I am more fun to look at than your computer screen…
Once you give me your undivided attention, I promise to show you what great fun I can be! There’s nothing I love more than being active and satisfying my curiosity. (And food!)
Look at how quickly I ran to catch my favourite mousey toy! Fetch is the best game ever.
I hope that with this post, I have inspired you to get a Pomeranian pooch of your own! I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Coco Wants a Sibling
Hello again friends
Have you wondered why I enjoy blogging so much?
When I am blogging, I feel like I have lots of friends to talk to and therefore less lonesome.
Don’t get me wrong, I have lots of exciting toys to play with and they keep me plenty entertained.
Everyone in the office is great fun to play with too, but sometimes they are busy with work. After all, humans are humans, and no matter how much I love them, it’s not the same as playing with my fellow doggy friends.Now playing: Lonely — Akon!
It is times like those that I wish I have a sibling; someone who will always be by my side when Mummy goes to work. I can just imagine how lovely it would be to have a little sister — I can play dress up with her and go for grooming and spa sessions together! Having a brother would be awesome too — we can wrestle together and take turns to prank each other!
Do you think if I send lots of signals to Mummy, she will get the hint and get me a sibling? Hmm… I guess it doesn't hurt to try…
Coco’s Favourite Treat
Hey there friends!
Sorry that I haven’t blogged in a while; I’ve been such a busy pooch. I’ve missed you guys!
While I was busy preparing for events and attending them, I found myself feeling tired more easily. However, Mummy’s been rewarding me for being a good girl with these Orijen Biologically Appropriate™ Tundra Dog Treats — they really boosted my mood and motivated me to work harder!
Orijen uses a freeze-dry method to freeze the water content in the ingredients and turn them into vapour so that the savoury taste and nutrients of the meats are retained in their concentrated from — with no added preservatives. So yummy!
These treats are 100% natural, made using 100% fresh wild boar, goat, venison and Arctic char meat. 100% recommend! The next time your paw-rents go food shopping for you, tell them to swing by Pet Lovers Centre or browse through Lazada and get you some Orijen goodness!
Coco’s Morning Routine
A few days ago, I was showed a video of Topi the Corgi on YouTube. He did a “morning routine” video, which is a popular type of video among the beauty guru community on YouTube.
Since I like all things to do with beauty and lifestyle, I decided to give it a go on my blog! So here’s my morning routine…
My morning always starts out with me staring into the air and wishing that I have more time to snooze. Mummy’s friend snapped this photo before I even realised what was going on, so I apologise for my “morning face”. (But it’s still cute, right? Right?)
Every time I feel too lazy to wake up, I think about breakfast and it is all the motivation I need to get going. Not only because I love to eat, but also because breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Without breakfast, I will not have the energy to play later on. Promise me you will never miss out on breakfast, alright friends?
After breakfast is done, it is then time for me to pick a “toy of the day”. Sometimes I might pick two or three. I do this so that I will not keep rummaging through my pile of toys throughout the day and end up making a mess.
I will play with the toy(s) for a while, and then it is finally time to pick an outfit and get dressed! This is my favourite part of the morning aside from breakfast.
What’s your morning routine like, friends? I wonder if there are a lot of similarities, or if you do things differently than I do. Share it with me in the comments!
Coco Cools Down
The heat has been unforgiving lately, hasn’t it, friends?
These past few weeks, I feel more and more like the air conditioner is the best thing to ever be invented on Earth. (Besides the internet, because how else would I be able to update my blog?)
Now and then, I feel bad for using so much energy, so I have the air conditioner switched off and just sit in front of the fan instead. This is also more fun as, full disclosure, I can pretend that I am in a music video with the wind blowing through my hair. Doesn’t help that the weather’s been too hot for me to feel like doing anything other than lie down and daydream.
All that aside, the main reason why I started this post in the first place was to remind everyone to stay hydrated! It is of utmost importance as you go about your daily lives under the sweltering sun.
Take care, friends!
Behind the Scenes of a Paw-toshoot
This week, I’d like to share some behind-the-scene pictures from clubpets’ photoshoots! As clubpet’s ambassador, I am actively involved in the fashion spread for each of our print issue. It’s really fun!
I get to try on lots of pretty outfits and pose for pictures. Usually, some of my friends also join in for these photoshoots, so it’s a great time for all of us to hang out and play together. (But I do love it when the spotlight is on me, hehe).
Sometimes, some of the outfits are a bit loose for a tiny pooch like me, so the team will have to make some adjustments. I try to be a good girl and keep still while they do this.
Everyone works hard to make the set look good. Every prop is positioned and angled carefully to ensure the best photo composition.
The latest photoshoot I did, with Max the Pug and Latte the Westie, was for a travel themed spread in our latest magazine — issue 63! It’s out now and if you haven’t grabbed your own copy yet, well, what are you waiting for? Not only is it full of cute pets (like my friends and I), it is also full of useful information. Get yours at a newsstand, or subscribe to receive our digital copies here!
Coco Goes Grooming
I went for my grooming session last week and thought it’d be fun to share my experience with you guys!
I go to The Lovely Pets twice a month. The groomers there are so lovely and take such good care of me.
Time for a bath! Scrub-a-dub-dub… Or should I say scrub-a-pup-pup…
All fresh and squeaky clean now!
Mummy chose the Microbubble Spa Therapy for me. It’s a Japanese spa technology which creates billions of nano and micro bubbles, making the skin smooth upon contact. It’s just like the water in Japanese hot springs, which are also known as onsen! It is able to clean dirt and kill bacteria from the skin without the use of chemicals. It’s so gentle on the skin!
Share with me in the comments at the end of this page who is your groomer of choice, and which of their treatments you like!
Coco Enjoys Spring Time
Even though we don’t get to experience the four seasons in Singapore, I still think that spring is my favourite season. I would love to be able to travel to another country and witness their spring time. Japan, for example, would be a great destination in spring, thanks to the cherry blossom season!
I can just imagine how it would be… Crisp air, perfect temperature, pretty flowers blossoming — what is there not to love?
Not to mention, I really like spring fashion! All the floral prints? Yes please!
However, Mummy is a busy lady and we can’t go off on a holiday anytime soon. I’m still trying to come up with more plans on how to happily spend spring in Singapore. Having a picnic is definitely at the top of my list.
If you are planning on having a picnic too, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a good location! More than 10,000 species of flora is spread over the 82-hectares tropical garden — perfect spring vibe! There’s also a pet friendly restaurant, Casa Verde, which you can read up about in the upcoming issue of clubpets (issue 63). Not long more to go till it hits newsstands, so keep your eyes peeled!
Coco’s Star Sign
Recently, my interest has been piqued in the subject of Astrology. I think that it’s so cool how movements in the outer space can effect the behaviour of beings on Earth!
Can you guess my star sign based on these three traits?
1. People say that I can be rather mischievous sometimes, but I prefer the word “playful”. But that’s normal, right? Half the joy of being a dog is playing with all my friends, both humans and animals alike.
2. Not to blow my own horn, but I have been told that I am a smart doggy!
3. However, one of my less desirable traits is that I can be quite indecisive. But just look at all these toys! How can you expect me to pick just one to play with?
So, are you able to determine my horoscope yet? If you guessed Gemini, you are absolutely correct! Gemini’s, symbolised by the twins, are known to be playful, smart, and at times indecisive.
Share with me what your horoscope is, and if your personality matches the supposed traits of the star sign!
Coco Wants to Go on a Holiday
It’s been quite some time since I went on a holiday. I hope Mummy books a trip soon so that my wanderlust can be satisfied!
I might have been a bit to eager and have already packed. Any time Mummy has the tickets ready, I’m ready too!
Although, the problem with packing too far in advance is I’m not sure what kind of clothes to bring along.
Will we go to a cold country? I would quite like to be all wrapped up in a jumper or scarf and just sit by the fire in a cosy log cabin.
On the other hand, I have the perfect hat for a summer vacay and have been wanting to show it off. I also love running around on a sunny, sandy beach with the calming sound of waves crashing onto the shore.
But alas… I guess daydreaming will have to do for now. I know the week-long break from school is just around the corner, so I hope you have a pawesome holiday!
Right now, I am able to do ‘Paw’, ‘Sit’, ‘Down’,‘Flip’ and ‘Stay’. I am still in the process of learning new tricks but for now, here’s a video of me when I know that it’s time to go home.