Rocky Kanaka (Animal Advocate):
I built a train for homeless dogs to get them adopted. I’ll do whatever it takes to help a dog, but this is next level. Not only am I gonna run a train right through the middle of one of my bakery for dogs, this magical train ride is gonna take a tour around the world. From the North Pole to Germany. We’re gonna celebrate Hanukkah, even stop by Miami.
Now it’s not gonna be easy. And right outta the gate, I ran into a challenge. How in the world do you get a train upstairs? That’s a good point. I will build a ramp. We don’t have a lot of time before the dogs are using it. I got a really thick piece of plywood and I run four by fours under it, so it’s strong enough with enough velocity to train can just right up the ramp. I’ve never done this before. <laugh>, let’s see what happens. I’ve got my glasses on here. Just safety first. Safety. Put a couple screws in this bad boy. I think it’s ready to ramp a train.
Yeah, perfect. I built a train ride for dogs. Naturally that’s gonna have a lot of moving pieces. Here’s the plan. The train comes in the back, rolls through the bakery, stops at the train depot. The team and I will be waiting there with toys, treats, gifts, and more all designed in the theme of that world tour. After that, the train will roll through the front door, go around the block and we’ll do it all over again.
But here’s the challenge. Every time that happens, we’ll change out the entire theme. We’ll make the treats, we’ll grab the toys… Okay! This isn’t gonna be easy, but it’s for homeless dogs. So I need you to really believe so that we can make this Christmas miracle happen.
We are pre making some gingerbread men, or as I like to call them, gingerbread people. And I’m gonna pre-bake these so when all the dogs in the train gets here, we’re ready to go. And then all we have to do is decorate them. I’ve just reworking some of my dough here. I’ve already made the large gingerbread men so I can stamp out now some small gingerbread people, cuz you know we have a whole gingerbread family. Get it as close as you can. We’ll bring this one in a little bit. Leave that one out. Get all kinds of different shapes and sizes of gingerbread people like they’re holding hands. Let’s throw these gingerbread people in the oven.
The trains here. The dogs are here. We’re ready, but we need to test it first. Conductor, are you ready? Yes. Really, really hope this works.
Oh…” All the bark”… Success. What’s up? Oh dude, good to see you again. Ah, more importantly. Hi. I’m still in love with you. How many pups do you have with you right now? We’ve got five total <laugh>. That face is so disable. Yeah. We’re actually taking a tour across the world from the North Pole to warm climate to Germany. So many exciting places. We’ve got dog treats and toys. We gotta load all the dogs out. Do it. Bring that train in. Come on.
All right, if you’re new here, make sure you hit that subscribe button. Turn on those notifications, and let’s get this trained going. I know some people will say this is too much, it’s over the top, but for me, I think it’s not enough. Especially when you know Fiona’s backstory, she was just used to make puppies her her entire life and held in a cage. She was never even given a name.
When Tye rescued her, he had to put her through multiple surgeries that cost thousands and thousands of dollars. At the time, he gave her the name Big Mama. And what I love is that we came to all of you and said, we need help getting her a name. And you all chose Fiona, I wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart. And now I say, all of us give Fiona one of the best days in her life, a holiday train ride that goes around the world and gives her everything that our heart could desire.
Okay, I’m gonna give the signal here in like two seconds. But remember the rule. We only have the time from them going around the block and it goes pretty fast. Are you ready? Yeah. Okay. Alright, alright, all the bark. I gotta hurry. I gotta get ready.
“Have a good trip. Have a good day. Okay, they’re gone.”
I’ve got my pants on. We’re gonna pull this off. Oh yeah.
“It’s just so much heavier than it looks”
I should have taken these lids off before.
I got a simple Puppuccino recipe for this… Sneaker Doodle Bone. Fill the rest with dog friendly whip cream. I’ve got some green coconut right here. We gotta move fast.
“Where do I put this?”
It’s gonna get a little messy.
Rocky, how are you doing?
The train’s coming. I gotta move. Oh, <laugh>. That’s harder to do than it looks. Oh, I’m running out. Red, red, red. Drizzle some carob on there. Get some green ones. Let’s do the mix. This one, we’ll go to Fiona.
I hear the train is coming. It’s pretty bad. <laugh>,
Peppermint, Pappuccinos. Just in time for the train pulling into the station. All right, tell us what you have here.
Welcome to the Winter Village. It’s a snow covered station. Wonderful presents, candy canes, a whole Christmas tree… Santa’s Chair.
Blake, great job. I tell you what, I’d give you a high five, but instead I wanna give you a Puppuccino. Okay. Kell, you wanna help. That one right there is Big Mama’s Puppuccino.
Okay. There you go
Precious. What’s that? I’ll give that to you. Yes.
You’re so sweet. I want to share with you. Oh,
Oh, there we go. There it’s, it’s the Snicker Doodles. Oh, that’s a hit. Wow. They really love that Puppuccino. That peppermint Puppuccino means a lot to me because it reminds me of family. I wrote a song for this. What? You don’t know the Puppuccino song? Oh, let’s do this. It goes like this:
Oh Puppuccino time .. Puppuccino time .. Oh, how I love your Puppuccinos…
It’s the Holiday version. Oh yeah. Look at that. You need a little Holiday music every so often. Good. It’s time to get the train rolling out. “All the board…” I got some more treats to make.
Goodbye everybody. All right. It’ll be a lot harder this time… Find the chair.
We’re gonna decorate Gingerbread people. I gotta get my outfit on. A lot of Christmas traditions actually originated in Germany and Austria, so I thought why not make one of the stops for Chris Cringle in Germany. We’re ready for Christmas. The good thing is I have a whole bakery team that can help me out. I’ve already got the cookies made and I’ve got some green yogurt and red yogurt.
Lower it. It’s backwards!!
Let’s give ’em a smile. Where’s the train? They’re done with their towel already. I’m gonna give this one a dress. Kelly’s grabbing some green. Oh, well done. We are out of time. Let’s just do patterns. Go. Keep going. Keep going. The drain is coming. Okay. We got ’em all. Yeah. Oh, this is perfect.
Waving. You’re not waving. Gooden dog, Fiona!
Why are you saying it like “Here is a Gooden dog.”
Good Gooden dog. We go. Oh, it’s so gentle. She loves it. And you know what? I love her. And I have something really exciting to tell all of you. There are a lot of dogs here that need good loving homes. But you have some big news about Fiona, am I right? “Yes, I do. Okay.” Please tell us.
Tye (Reverse Dog Rescue):
Fiona was officially adopted.
Tye (Reverse Dog Rescue):
Because of you guys in the Puppuccino video.
Oh man, that is so awesome.
Tye (Reverse Dog Rescue):
Fan of yours. They saw Fiona.
By the time you see this video, she will be with her new family. I’ll put pictures and videos at the end of this video. So stick around. Yeah. You wanna hand out some more Gingerbread people to the pups? “Yes.”
Three legged Husky. So gentle.. Tango. Okay. Oh, okay. You’re storing that one. Okay. You wanna pick one? So a lot of you ask, Hey, I wanna help. I wanna be involved. Become a member. Yep. I don’t know if, if I’ve been clear enough about it before. Those funds allow us to help dogs. We’re doing things with that. So you get to be a part of this. You get to be a part of a community. Sign up, be a part of what we’re doing. We’d love to have you as a supporter. She’s like, I’m ready. Let’s spin around again. All the aboard…
Hi… Okay, let’s go.
Train’s going around. I’m gonna change into my Hanukkah outfit.
Perfect. Let’s see if I still got the skills! For these cookies, we sell ’em every Holiday in the store. Boom. I’m done with my project. Oh, Hanukkah has seven days of gift giving, so we gotta find some more gifts.
Perfect. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 And then the treats are number 7. Let’s go.
Let’s go to the Holiday village. Follow me. Happy Hanukkah. I’m done. “Wow. I’ll help you out. I’ll help you on, yeah, it’s coming. And raise the whole thing.” All right. This challenge is a lot of fun. I did it. Let’s all have squeaks….
Happy Hanukkah. Okay. Fiona. Oh, what’s that. But you like the cookies, huh? Oh, good girl. Okay, we’ll let you guys have that. Oh, oh, good doggy. It might be the first toy Precious has ever had. Toy or treat? Oh, it it, it’s, it’s a treat. So we’ve done the North Pole, Christmas town in Germany, Hanukkah… why don’t we go someplace warm? “All the Bark” say it feels good… “All the Bark. It does feel good.”, Blake. Kelly, “All the Bark” <laugh>.
Hey, the toys were a hit for Hanukkah! Let’s change. We’re going somewhere tropical; beach scenes: sliders or burgers! Pre-made these little sliders right here. Little Holiday flamingo toys. Perfect. We just gotta beat the train right this way. I got some sliders right here. Got some toys. And I love the Hawaiian Santa. Look at at that. This is the “Head Club”?! Just framed you right here! Yeah, it’s coming. We should fill this with water. Hurry. Hurry for the thirsty cows.
This is the Miami dance. Yeah, they here. Hey, last stop. We’ve got some burgers right here, right? That might be a little big, huh? <laugh>. You need to lick ’em all. Okay. Is that the one? Okay, just the top. There you go. Which one? Which one? That’s the one. Okay. Yep, just the bun. Okay. Oh, there you go. Yep. Got the cookie on that. Why don’t we just bark <laugh>, get some water and have some fun? What do you say? Everybody off? Let’s go to Miami. Come on, let’s go on vacation. You want some water as a good girl.
If you haven’t subscribed, make sure you subscribe and turn on notification. Happy Holidays. I promised you earlier that I would show you pictures and video of her and her new family. We’re gonna roll those right now and I want you to do something special for Fiona. I want you to leave a comment for her of love and support that her new family can read to her. I will make sure they read every single one of those comments to this beautiful girl.