Sunday, February 27, 2011


Don’t let Mummy know we asked, but we DESPERATELY need your help.
We have this HUGE problem.
You see, tomorrow is Mummy’s Birthday and we don’t quite know how to get Mummy a cake without her knowing about it.

Consider Scenario 1

We get Daddy to call up a baker and order one. Chances are that Mummy will answer the door.
And she would calmly receive the cake.
‘So my cake is here. Let’s see what you got for me’.
‘NO Mummy. Don’t open it now’.
‘Oh Ok. There are still few more hours to go till midnight and considering the rising temperatures, I’d suggest we keep it in the fridge’.

Not cool.

Scenario 2

We go and get it ourselves.
‘So you guys are going out. Give me 10 minutes to get ready’.
‘No Mummy. We are going without you.’
Oh! You mean you don’t want me to see my cake!’

Not cool either.

Scenario 3

Daddy goes out alone to get the cake.
‘Where are you going?’
‘Got to go buy a book. I won’t be long.’
Daddy gets the car out instead of his bike that he usually uses when he goes out alone. Obviously, it won’t be advisable to try balancing a cake in insanely busy traffic on a bike.
‘So you are going to get my cake. What did you order?’
‘Cake? What cake?
‘Well. Don’t get a huge one. We are dieting, remember?’
‘I don’t know what you mean. I just need to go get that book’.

Absolute DISASTER!
If you need to win that game of Poker, make sure Daddy isn’t in your team!

So you see, the countdown to Mummy’s birthday has already begun and we are still cakeless.
Maybe we will just surprise her this time…NO CAKE!
What do you think?



Ginger, Buddy and Shadow


Unknown said...

She will definitely appreciate the thought that went into the cake debate ;-)

Two French Bulldogs said...

better go with scenario 3. Or wrap up some of your cookies with a bow.
Benny & Lily

Kelly said...

I think scenario 3 sounds best. Unfortunately, at my house there would probably be a scenario 4 in which my girlies would eat the cake themselves!

Pat said...

Scenario 1 needs some adjustment to make it fine. Get daddy to call up but tell the baker to deliver only when daddy gets home.
Then once daddy is home, he runs mummy a b.a.t.h. and when she is in it, the cake will arrive!
Missy, who has been thinking hard.. xx

jabblog said...

She'll appreciate any cake you give her - particularly if she's on a diet.
Please wish her a Very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns of the Day. I hope she's taking the day off!!

The Daily Pip said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! This is a very tricky situation, but I would go with three!

Your pal, Pip

Elaine Pritchard said...

Take your dad to one side and give him some serious intensive acting coaching..... Think Lady & The Tramp, Marley & Me, Cats & Dogs....then launch into scenario 3.

Good luck.

I'm sure your mum will have a great day. Give her all my love xx

the booker man said...


miss missy totally nailed it!! picker her answer!! :)
early super mega happy birthday to your awesome mama from me, asa, and booker!!!

the booker man

snoopydogknits said...

You have a real dilemma there! How about you cook Mummy a cake yourselves? Even if she guesses what you are doing, she will be so happy with your efforts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Mummy! Good luck with the cake. Ros and Oscar

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's a hard one. We senario 3 might work with some modification...maybe Daddy could take the car.

XXXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Anyway, Happy Birthday to Mummy.

Jake of Florida said...

Mummy's have a way of knowing EVERYTHING!!! But she'll still appreciate Daddy going out and bringing it back -- unless he wishes to lock her up in her room and you all make a cake from scratch.

Better scratch that idea, huh???

Happy Birthday, Mummy!!! You have a good pack who love you!!!

Wirey woofs,]

Jake and Just Harry

Bella and Ollie said...

We think scenario 3; even if she guesses, she'll pretend not to because she knows how important it is to you guys.

Best wishes for her birthday - our Mum's birthday is on 1 March but we had the celebration yesterday, we'll post about it soon !

Love from Bella and Ollie.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

If I lived closer, I'd bake one and just bring it over--But I don't and I'll just say that you gotta have cake--I think all those sharp minds will come up with something clever and fun!!

Diana Chiew said...

Since Mum knows everything, we would say just take her out and let her choose her own cake! Happy Birthday to your Mum. It's our Mummy's birthday too!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I just KNOW she'll love any of the scenarios -

AND then some!

Happy Gotcha Day to your mummy!


Lorenza said...

Hmmm.... let me think.... let me think...
OK! She knows you are going to get a cake for her. It will not be a surprise soooo, go out and get the most yummilicious cake you can find and bring it to her!
Happy Birthday Mummy!
Kisses and hugs

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy birthday to your mum, guys! However this plays out, your mum will be very happy and honored! We hope you all get a piece of her special cake!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Serline said...

How about combining 1 and 3? Get Daddy to call and order a cake to be delivered to the neighbor. Keep in their fridge till party time, and then Daddy can make up some excuse like taking out the trash and walk over to pick up the cake! Only catch is: do you have a friendly neighbor? Are you willing to share the cake?

Unknown said...

I think your mommy is happy as long as you're all with her, giving her your best licks and slobbers, tail wagging sections and some cuddles!
You don't have to worry about the cake and treats, she will prepare them for you all or at least your dad should know what he has to do.
Happy Barkday to your mom!!!