Mom says that Christmas is in 3 days and I had better stay on my best behavior or Santa Claws isn’t going to visit me. So, I’ve been doing a lot of sleeping so that I can stay out of trouble. I have two ottomans that I sometimes share with dad. Mom said that I have more beds than anyone else in the house. And really, I don’t see any problem with that… I mean, Uncle Mark calls me King Boney do surely that means I should have a lot of thrones. Is everyone else staying on their best behavior? And does that mean that I can be bad starting Sunday afternoon?
Whew! Last night mom and dad hosted a party for some friends and neighbors and as usual, we weren’t invited. However, after a while we convinced them to let us in on the fun. Everyone that was here kept commenting on how adorable I was (duh!). Mom and dad said we all did a really good job is socializing – even Dixie who usually runs to her room when there are too many people around. One of our neighbors gave us lots of treats so our bellies were FULL at the end of the night. We’re still tuckered out this morning…Allie had been in bed all morning!
Brutus, Dixie & Boney gave me their Christmas wish lists last month as they know I don’t like to wait until the last minute to buy presents. They all requested a new collar from Sirius Republic. They love their current Sirius collars, but thought it would be nice to have two so they could switch back and forth. Dixie wanted a Thundershirt to help with her thunderstorm anxiety. Boney has said so many good things about his Molly Mutt bed that Brutus decided he wanted one too. We’ve been telling Boney that it’s time to throw away some toy carcasses, so he’s requested some new toys. We’ll see if everyone gets something on their wish list. Do your pooches (or felines) have a wish list for the holiday?
I’m actually very good at helping in the kitchen. Mom says that I get in the way a lot, but really I need to lay as close as possible to help keep the floor clean. Mom bakes a lot and my favorite part is when she rolls out the pie crust. I LOVE flour and no matter how hard she tries, mom always spills a little on the floor when she is cleaning up. Here you can see she is making some stir fried veggies. They aren’t as good as some of the sweets, but I like the zucchini when she accidentally drops that! Unfortunately, mom and dad don’t eat Thanksgiving dinner at our house, so there won’t be any extras for me tomorrow.
In the past week, mom has made cake pops, cupcakes (big and small), mini pies, mini pound cakes, lemon tassies and lots of pie crusts.
I’m glad that she really enjoys baking, but wish she would find the time to bake for us a little more.
Or, if she doesn’t want to bake for us, she could take me for a run! She took me yesterday and it was so much fun. I hadn’t been for a week and I forgot how tired I would get. I started out fast, but it didn’t take long for me to be behind mom. She kept telling me I could do and to come on…I don’t know how she wasn’t tired too!
Mom has had a baking extravaganza all weekend long! It started with key lime cupcakes with lime-cream cheese frosting on Thursday evening. Friday night she made a rhubarb pie. Saturday she made red velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting and pecan sour cream pound cakes with an orange glaze. She kept saying she was going to make me something, but I was beginning to doubt it when I didn’t have any new snacks as of this morning.
We slept in and mom got us out of bed at 7:20 this morning. My belly was super excited because I thought maybe she had woken up really early and made us a breakfast treats. No such luck. In fact, she didn’t even give us breakfast before she went for a run….my tummy was growling! Thankfully, dad got up shortly after that and knew that we needed to eat something.
Mom got home from her run and promptly starting baking again. This time it was a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. While the cake was cooling she asked me what I wanted. So, we got out the cookbook and started looking through them. I decided that I just wanted a simple peanut butter cookie. Mom started to gather all the ingredients and realized that we didn’t have cornmeal! Luckily, she loves me, so she went to the store to pick some up. It didn’t take long to mix up the dough but then she had to cut out shapes and they had to bake. My patience was beginning to wear thin!
Finally, they came out of the oven and smelled so good! She made different sizes for all of us – big and medium sized bones for me and Dixie and little bones for Boney. She said they had to cool for a little bit, but I just wanted to jump up and scarf them all down! Finally, she put them in a little white bag and gave us a few to sample. They were really good…well worth the wait. Now I need to think of a few new tricks so I can get some more!
…or maybe just the couch. Either way, it’s amazing how much my new collar does for me. It gets me the attention I deserve. Mom has told me several times today how handsome I am. She usually tells me that at least once a day, but today it’s been at least 5 times so far! It makes me feel good…and sometimes when I feel good about myself I like to sit on the highest point of furniture possible…like I’m the King of the World. My Uncle Mark actually refers to me as King Boney, so he obviously agrees with my point of view.
The only problem with sitting on top of the couch is that I tend to get scolded. No matter how handsome I look, mom does not like it when I’m up there. She’s afraid that I’m going to be clumsy and fall off the back. I’ve seen Dixie do it a million times…she just wants to get to the other side so she jumps over the back instead of walking around. I don’t know why I should be any different. I have to admit, I did fall one time when Aunt Katie was visiting us…mom got really scared, but I showed her how athletic I was when I landed on all four paws! She was relieved, but not impressed.
Mom is planning on doing some work around the house this weekend as well as baking. Hopefully she’ll make some treats for us. I hope you all have a great weekend! I’m going to nap now in my other favorite spot…under the coffee table.
Happy Fourth of July! I finally got to go for a walk today after being left behind all week. Mom and dad said I couldn’t go because they were training for a race. Well, the race was today, so after they got back, mom took me for a walk around the block. It felt so good to get out and stretch my legs!
Mom said that she and dad did a good job in the race today. She was disappointed because she didn’t beat her personal best, but did beat her time from Saturday. It was dad’s first 5K in 25 years (I can’t believe he’s that old!) and he finished a second behind her. Mom thinks that he let her win, but he said he was out of steam. Pretty cool that they could finish together though…I wish I could have been there to cheer them on!
This afternoon, mom and dad went to the store to get some food for tonight. They are going to be grilling out. Dad also made some salsa to snack on and they brought home a watermelon, which is super yummy (mom shared some with me). Mom just finished putting together 4 miniature rhubarb pies and put them in the oven. Hopefully now she’ll relax on the couch with me.
I hope everyone else has had a great day with family and friends!
TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!
Mom got home from work a little early today due to the power going out at her office building from a storm that came through. On her way, she stopped at Moo Cow Ice Cream to get us some doggy ice treat. It is a soy based ice cream made with applesauce, peanut butter and oatmeal. It was pretty frozen, so she set it on the counter to thaw a little while we had dinner.
We finished dinner and I was patiently waiting for my ice cream. Then mom asked if I wanted to go to Grandma’s…could this evening get any better?! I love going to Grandma’s. And I love going in the car. I only wish that Allie Gator weren’t there all the time. She gets so irritated with me when all I want to do is give Grandma kisses. After all, since Allie doesn’t kiss, someone has to take on the responsibility of showing her how much she is loved!
We didn’t stay long at Grandma’s house because they were about to eat dinner. When we got home, our ice cream had thawed and mom scooped it into three bowls for us to share. It was sooooo good! I licked my bowl clean. Now that my belly is full and I’ve given out my kisses for the night, I think I’ll lay on the couch with dad and watch tv.