A Night Elf named Thrisper is looking at her Baby Blizzard Bear pet. She fed it a Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit, and it got big!

The original Pet Biscuit in World of Warcraft was called Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit. If I remember correctly, I won this item from the All Things Azeroth podcast in 2009. To obtain it, I had to log into World of Warcraft, do some traveling, pick up the item, and then use it.

A Night Elf named Thrisper stands on near the water. Her combat pet Elowell, a striped cat, stands nearby. Elowell is in shadow.

Thrisper was my very first World of Warcraft character. She was probably Level 14 when she started this adventure to obtain Papa Hummel’s Old Fashioned Pet Biscuit. Thrisper was a Hunter, with a pet cat named Elowell. The name was inspired by the LOL Cats, which were popular at the time. I decided to give the cat a more phonetic name.

Thrisper and Elowell had to swim towards Booty Bay - because this character hadn't unlocked flying yet.

Thrisper had yet to unlock flying, so she and Elowell had to go swimming in order to reach Janerio’s Point. She waited for the large boat to go by, before swimming into Booty Bay.

Thrisper is in the water, looking at the dock of Booty Bay, where ships go to let people on and off. There is someone standing on the edge of the dock.

Eventually, Thrisper and Elowell discovered Booty Bay. There was a large dock ahead of them, with someone standing at the end of it.

Thrisper, and Elowell (shadowed nearby) found Landro Longshot, a goblin wearing fancy clothing. He has the Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit that Thrisper is trying to obtain.

Thrisper and Elowell climbed out of the water and dried off in the sun. She then set out to find Landro Longshot, the Goblin from which she could obtain Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit from.

Landro Longshot talks to Thrisper, telling her all about himself. Thrisper asks Landro what promotions he has.

Landro Longshot: Welcome, Thrisper. I am Landro Longshot – manager of the Black Flame. Perhaps You’ve not heard of the Black Flame until now. That doesn’t surprise me; we work to keep things that way. We prefer to avoid… factional entanglements.

The Black Flame specializes in providing the finest services and entertainment money can buy, whether they happen to be hard to find items, gladiatorial combat, or lucrative games of chance.

Are you seeing something specific?

“What promotions do you have?”, Thrisper asked Landro Longshot.

Thrisper selected the "Points Redemtpton" option that Landro Longshot offered.

Landro Longshot: Ah – oddities and rarities. We specialize in Azeroth’s more unique items for the discerning adventurer.

Since you’re speaking with me, you must already have an idea of what you’re looking for.

The options were:

  • Heroes of Azeroth
  • Through the Dark Portal
  • Fires of Outland
  • March of the Legion
  • Servants of the Betrayer
  • Hunt for Illidan
  • Drums of War
  • Points Redemption
The next screenshot shows that Thrisper has selected the Pet Biscuit. There is a second box where the player must enter a code from a trading card.

Thrisper chose “Points Redemption”. The Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit was a trading card item. In 2009, you had to travel to Booty Bay, go through the Landro Longshot interface, and then put in the code that was on the trading card.

The screenshot shows some of Thrisper's open bags. One of the items at the bottom is 50 Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuits.

Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit: (Soulbound) Use: Right-Click to feed this magical biscuit to a targeted Non-Combat Pet, doubling its size for as long as it remains at its master’s side.

This item came with a total of 50 Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuits.

Thrisper is looking at a small, white Polar Bear non-combat pet. Of to the side of Thrisper is a black sheep, that is a little bit smaller than the Polar Bear.

Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuits cannot be used on combat pets – like Elowell. Thrisper decided to use it on her Baby Blizzard Bear – which is a companion pet. It is a little bit larger than the sheep that is watching Thrisper.

Baby Blizzard Bear grew big after eating one of Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuits!

The Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuits are very effective! The Baby Blizzard Bear has grown about twice as big as it was before. It started out as a Level 1 pet – and still has those stats.

It became abundantly clear why the Pet Biscuits cannot be used on combat pets. I don’t think it would change the stats of a combat pet, but it would make that pet look much more dangerous than typical!

The nearest town was Goldshire, so Thrisper, Elowell, and the (now bigger) Baby Blizzard Bear went for a walk. What would the people in Goldshire think of this large baby Polar Bear?

Thrisper hesitates before entering Goldshire. The (large) Baby Blizzard Bear is following behind her. Elowell is taking a moment to stretch.

Thrisper hesitates for a moment, considering what Goldshire can be like at its worst.

Thrisper and her pets sit by some trees, after deciding not to go into Goldshire. The Baby Blizzard pet is looking out at the viewer as Thrisper watches over it. Elowell looks like she is about to snuggle the large baby.

Instead of going into Goldshire, Thrisper took her pets to a nice spot with some large trees. It is kind of astonishing how big the Baby Blizzard Pet is compared to Elowell.

Thrisper and the large Baby Blizzard Bear are sitting in a beam of light. Elowell, who prefers to be in shadow, is off to the side, staying out of the light.

Thrisper and her Baby Blizzard Pet found a beam of light to sit in. Elowell, who prefers to be in shadows, has no interest in sitting in the light.


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