Daily Archives: 03/27/2015

Paw Time with Houdini

Hello my sweet friends. ¬†It’s been a great week here at the Hotel Thompson – okay maybe great is not the ideal word to use so let’s use almost great ūüôā Let me tell you everything that has happened to me this week.

You see last Saturday I spend the day at Nana’s while mom and dad went to the worky place. ¬†Of course I can’t tell you what happened at Nana’s because what happens at Nana’s stays at Nana’s. ¬†Barks – but I can tell you that I *never* come home hungry. ¬†That tell you anything? ¬†Of course it does but I didn’t say it, right? ¬†Well mom and dad picked me up Saturday night and took me home. ¬†See there’s one thing you might not know about me and Yorkies – we play *hard*. ¬†I ran and ran and ran – you get the picture for almost an hour straight! ¬†I was so excited about being home and playing with the purr things and my bud Bacon – I just couldn’t stop myself. ¬†Well, I ran so hard that all of that food I had at Nana’s… guess what? ¬†Yep – nods doggy head. ¬†It came back and not in a way I wanted it to. ¬†I’ll just let you envision that for a second. ¬†I got sick and ended up in mom’s arms after she cleaned the floor and me up. ¬†That’s me resting in mom’s arms. ¬†She told me I had to cool my running for a bit. ¬†She even said that if I got sick one more time that night, she might have to take me to the doctor. ¬†So I took a siesta and got some loving from mom and dad. ¬†What can I say? ¬†I’m still a puppy at heart, right?

¬† ¬†¬† I also learned a new game this week – Patty Cakes. ¬†One of my favorite things now is to get mommy when she is on the couch, throw myself backwards into her arms and play Patty Cake with her human hands. ¬†It’s so totally fun! ¬†Have you ever played this game? ¬†See my paws up in the air like I just don’t care – barks. ¬†We will play for a while until I get sleepy. ¬†I’m so easily amused huh? Daddy doesn’t get the game yet but mom is a big fan.

I also went to Nana’s on Wednesday for my grooming. ¬†Nana has a special groomer that comes to her house to do me and my cousin Tinkerbell. ¬†I got my spring/summer cut. ¬†My hair was totally getting too long and in my eyes. ¬†My beard was catching everything when I ate and drunk. ¬†And plus all of that long hair was making my t-shirts fit a little too tight. ¬†I’m grooving it now.

Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well. ¬†Happy weekend!


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Shopping Around the World

My friend¬†Fozzie¬†and I have scheduled a group posting today of¬†Shopping Around the World.¬† ¬†We thought it would be¬†interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.Here are our prices for the following from our area ‚Äď Georgia USA.

 Items to price this month:

  • Milk.¬†¬†Mom usually buys 1/2 gallon store brand which lately has been on sale for $1.00
  • Tomatoes. ¬†Mom loves Roma tomatoes. ¬†They are small but meaty. ¬†She bought some for the dinner at $1.29 a pound – that was about 4 tomatoes.
  • Canned Product. ¬†Black beans. ¬†How could you possibly go wrong with black beans – especially when you can buy store brand for a $1.00 a can. ¬†Mom bought two cans for the meal.
  • Homemade Dish. ¬†Jalapeno Cornbread with Black Beans ūüôā yum – see below
  • Random Item of your choice. ¬†Jalapeno. ¬†Mom bought one very large one and it only cost $0.69 the day she was at the market.

¬†Okay my friends. ¬†Mommy went easy – really easy on this month’s Shopping Around the World – go mom! ¬†She was able to combine all of her prices and items into the Homemade Dish – which is one of our favorites here at the Hotel Thompson.

Jalapeno Cornbread made with with a diced up Jalapeno (according to taste how much you throw in), cup of milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 cup of cornmeal and shredded cheddar cheese.  We have a small iron skillet that will serve four slices of cornbread.  Mix ingredients, except for shredded cheddar cheese, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  When done turn over skillet onto a plate and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Black Beans with tomatoes, diced Jalapeno’s and diced red onions. So easy here – snorts. ¬†Open store bought black beans and heat over the stove on medium heat. ¬†Add a little chicken broth (or whatever broth you have on hand), diced Jalapenos (to taste for heat) and diced tomatoes. ¬†When bubbles, turn down to low and stir.

When bread is ready, spoon black beans into bowl and top with more diced tomatoes.  Mom even added some cilantro into the mix this date.  A meal made for a king and queen.  Filling and hot for a cold rainy night that we seem to be having a LOT of lately.  Happy eats my friends.

Oh… and this entire meal when you break it down ends up to be around less than $6.00 for two people.

I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World. ¬†Hope to see you shopping soon!


Posted by on 03/27/2015 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World


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