It’s Party Time in August!
For us at Oven-Baked Tradition, August has always been the most festive month of the year! But please don’t think we’re having a good time just because of the good weather or the summer holidays!
No, August is special for us because we celebrate both International Cat Day on the 8th and World Dog Day on the 26th.
If you get to follow us on Facebook and Instagram every week, you know how much we love dogs and cats. For us, these two days are as exciting as Christmas! After all, it’s not every day that the whole world celebrates the existence of our pets, right?
Speaking of the rest of the world, did you know that Oven-Baked Tradition has a presence in more than 15 countries? Thanks to the very high quality of our food, we have proudly managed to gain a foothold in the markets of several countries in South America, Europe and even Asia. In fact, our food is so successful that, in a few months, we will also be distributing our products in 7 new countries, including France and Russia! How cool is that!
Moreover, when we can do it safely, we like to get to know the people of these different countries. During these encounters, we even make many new discoveries. So today, we have decided to share our travel notebook with you. Fancy following us around? Perfect, we’re leaving now!
Our First Stop: Peru
Favorite food of Peruvian dogs: lamb kibbles.
In addition to its mysterious Inca cities, Peru is home to a breed of dog unique in the world: the Peruvian Inca Orchid… also called the Naked Dog! Yup, as its name suggests, the Naked Dog is completely hairless… except for a few scattered coats that sometimes grow on the top of its head! Funny fact: it is nearly impossible to find a species of this dog with all its teeth. That’s right! Although this is a very old breed of dog, little is known about its origins, except that it is a distant relative of the Mexican Xoloitzcuintle (we dare you to pronounce it right!). Canine specialists even believed for a long time that he was of Chinese descent, and it wasn’t until 1985 that he was recognized as originating from Peru.
With Peru now behind us, let’s head for Chile!
Second Leg of Our Trip: Chile
Favorite food of Chilean dogs: grain-free duck kibbles.
In 2017, the country was plagued by violent fires. In just a few days, more than 467,000 hectares of green space were burned to the ground…
To make up for this unfortunate situation, the government decided to rely on three Border Collie dogs, Summer, Olivia and Das, to seed the burned areas. Each of the dogs had been provided with a backpack filled with seeds that were scattered on the ground as they ran. Some say that in only a few months, they even managed to reforest about fifteen sites! And according to the last-known news, these three little heroes are still busy with their work…!
Time to leave South America now. Our next stop is Europe, or Ukraine to be exact, where we are going to meet a new breed of cat: the Levkoy!
Short Stopover in Ukraine
Favorite food of Ukrainian cats: grain-free chicken kibbles.
The Levkoy is a very special breed of cat that first became known in Ukraine at the beginning of the 2000’s. This cat comes from a cross between the Sphynx, a Canadian cat, and the Scottish Fold, a Scottish cat. In addition to being endowed with a rather unexpected bloodline, it is said that the Levkoy doesn’t bear the sun’s rays well and doesn’t tolerate the cold either! Want more? Well, it has also been reported that its skin releases an oily substance, which has the unfortunate tendency to absorb the surrounding dust. For this reason, Levkoy owners are recommended to wash their cat daily! And you may just hope that he likes water…
For the moment, there are only 200 species worldwide, and most of them are found in Ukraine. But they are so cute that we will probably find them in other countries within just a few years!
With this brief stop in Europe now over, we’re on our way to our final destination: Malaysia.
On Our Way to Malaysia
Favorite food of Malaysian cats: grain-free fish kibbles.
Did you know that many cats in Malaysia have no tail? No joke here! This rather intriguing fact may surprise even the most curious traveler, and the many blogs on the web that cover the whole topic clearly show it! That said, unlike what is sometimes conveyed, cat owners are not responsible for all of this. Instead, our focus needs to shift here to a breed of cat from the Isle of Man: the Manx. Basically, if the Manx has no tail, it is rather the result of a genetic disorder than anything else! In fact, depending on the type of species encountered, the lack of tail will even tend to be more or less noticeable.
This is how our journey ends! We hope you enjoyed our travel report! See you next time!