By Guest Blogger Chloe DiVita
A little over 2 months ago the world was astonished at the condition of a poor, young Pit Bull puppy found in a garbage bag, in a garbage shoot, barely clinging to life. Making it through the night into March 17, 2011 he was appropriately named Patrick. And, since his survival was a miracle it did not take long to add that to his name. His amazing story of survival captured the world's attention and it has yet to fade.
While there has been controversy surrounding his situation, most of us have looked on only to see how he is doing. We crossed our fingers hard hoping he would make it. We prayed that the mass in his stomach would not be a game changer - and luckily a huge hairball isn't. We still want updates to his weight, his well being, his attitude and most of all his memorable face. Patrick has proven that he is a miracle and that he will never be forgotten.
One thing that we will never forget is purchasing cupcakes from Sweet Avenue Bake Shop just following his rescue. They stepped up to help raise funds for his treatment right away and because of the overwhelming demand, figured out a way to ship the cupcakes out of state. Thank goodness for that because those vegan, red velvet cakes were delicious! Even our family member who fancies herself as a hobby baker and cook, and was skeptical of the vegan aspect of them, said they were delicious. She ate in wonder at how they got them to be so moist without milk or eggs?!?
Well, personally, I wouldn't have cared if they tasted terrible. The purpose for purchasing them was two fold. To support Patrick and to support a local small business who cared about animals and also wanted to help. To very important things. Luckily, they were wonderful and even wonderfully packaged. We even got a button. I think Miah was more excited about that than I was. We enjoyed icing them and adding sprinkles. And now, for us, the two go together. Helping Patrick = yummy cupcakes. Now, if only they were in CO so we could have them all the time!