BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- If you think mooncakes are exclusively for humans, think again. Now, thanks to one Hong Kong businesswoman, dogs can get in on the action too, meaning pets and their owners can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival together.
In this shop in Hong Kong, the owners are holding workshops on making mooncakes for pets. The traditional round mooncakes represent unity, one of the most important themes during the autumn festival. For the pet owners, unity means including their furry friends in the holiday celebrations.
"I think he will like the mooncakes because he has eaten them before and he liked them a lot," said dog owner Ricky Wong. "So I decided to try making mooncakes myself. Ill be happy if I can do it myself."
Making mooncakes that a dog can eat is no easy task, and the ingredients have to be carefully chosen. In this workshop, owner Anne Chan has created recipes especially designed for the health of canines.
"We only give what we humans can eat to dogs. Secondly, we refuse to add any sweeteners. And then we add meat. After we bake it the dogs will fall for the smell even if there is no sweetener," Chan said.
This year, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 19th of September, a date, no doubt, both humans and their four-pawed companions have in their diaries this year.