OMD! You are not going to believe what I’m fixing to tell you my friends. I’m so excited. Really I am. See me all stretched out there on my ottoman? I’m watching television. Not just any show though. Mom couldn’t sleep one night – go figure – so she was surfing the channels on the television and came across something amazing. How amazing you ask?! Out of this world amazing. You see there is a channel specifically for us pooches. It’s called DogTV. Have you heard of it? OMD – it’s amazing! It’s specifically for dogs who are left alone during the day/night so it can help with separation anxieties. They have different shows – relaxation, stimulation, soothing music to help your dog sleep and all kinds of other videos. Now you are probably laughing and wondering does it work though?
Mom tried it on me the other night. I watched. I mean I really watched. The color of the videos are more towards dog vision and the music is so comforting. I actually fell asleep. It was awesome! You don’t believe me though, do you? Okay – I found a short video on You Tube so I can show you. Check it out – this is relaxation.
What did you think my friends? Wasn’t it soothing? I admit it. It actually put my dad to sleep. Barks and rolls with puppy laughter. But it works, right? Show it to your pooch and see what happens. Now, I leave you with Jokes with Dad. Hope you have a great weekend!! ❤
This month my dear brother Phenny is hosting Shopping Around the World. His suggestion this month was pie, dessert or anything sweet. Since I can’t just post a picture of me for something sweet – snorts with piggy laughter, I”m going to let mom take care of this month. Hope you enjoy my friends ❤
Now this month was hard. Sweets – my favorites of any kind – is something I’m trying to stay away from here at the Hotel Thompson. But there are times that the inner sweet monster comes from within and you just *have* to have something gooey and wonderful. A long time favorite of ours here are Whoopie Pies. Now if you don’t know what a Whoopie Pie is here, you are a sheltered person and need a fix ASAP! You can fix them as elaborately as you want or in my case as simple as you want. And you know me…. I’m all about simple 🙂
So here is a picture of what a Whoopie Pie looks like. (I didn’t take this picture.) This is a simple way of seeing what a Whoopie Pie looks like. They should be gooey and wonderful. Most of them are made with a cake batter as the top and bottom. But remember, I have a favorite ‘quick’ recipe. Here you go:
◊ Store bought cookies (no lying). Get a package of the soft cookies – you don’t want a hard one. Or you can make your own. Now remember to buy twice as many cookies because you will need two cookies for every Whoopie Pie. I bought a package of 24 cookies from our local market for $3.29 – I bought Macadamia cookies. Buy and make whatever kind of cookies you like. 24 cookies will make 12 Whoopie Pies.
◊ Here is the tricky part – what do you want for your center? You have several options. You can buy a container of Cool Whip. You can buy those little containers of pre-made frosting. Or, you can be lazy like me. I asked the bakery department at my market to whip me up some butter cream frosting. A huge container cost me $4.99 – and that is more than enough.
Now the fun begins. I take my 12 cookies and place them on a cookie sheet. I then put my butter cream frosting in a pastry bag and start dabbing frosting on my cookies. After all my cookies have full attention, I then place cookies on top of the frosting. There you go – instant Whoopie Pies. No, they are not like the ‘real’ Whoopie Pies but are your guests or family going to know the difference? Of course not. Heck, throw some flour on your face and around the kitchen and let them know you slaved in the kitchen for hours. Who is going to know? I’m not going to tell. ❤