Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I was only 17 months old when I came to live with my new parents, my two new human small people and another dog (my aunt) called Ruby – so I was a bit nervous at first and shy.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? Well, I had never been allowed upstairs before so my mum and Ruby taught me how to go upstairs so that I could sleep on the humans’ bed. I knew then that I had found a slice of heaven!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? I’m quite a good boy, but had a few toilet accidents inside the house when I was younger. Also, I’ve eaten sandwiches off plates and my mum was very angry with me, so I don’t do it anymore. My humans always let me lie on them and they stroke me so I know how much they love me anyway.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Well, Mum works at home a lot so I spend a lot more time with her and she takes me and Ruby for lovely, long walks where I can run off the leash, so I think she is closest to me. If I look sad and bat my eyelids, then she will forgive me… 😉
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? Humans think I’m very goofy – but that’s just the outside. I’m actually a very gentle and clever dog.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Welcome my friends to another edition of Travels in the South. This weeks find is something sinful. It is something so delicious that you and your spouse will fight over the last bite. Heck, you might even want to get your own slice of this heaven so you don’t have to share.
This week’s find is called Sogno Di Cioccolata – translation “Chocolate Dream” Now look at that picture. Isn’t that the best way to describe it? Chocolate Dream. Are you asking yourself what is in this masterpiece? It’s a rich fudge brownie covered with a chocolate mousse and topped with fresh whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Oh, did I mention that it’s also sitting in a puddle of rich chocolate? Mom/dad always share one of these delicious creations because it is so rich and heavenly. But they do fight over the last bite… or should I say they play paper – rock – scissors. Snorts with piggy laughter.
So my friends, if you have a Carrabba’s Italian restaurant near you, make some plans to try this delicious creation. It’s on their dessert menu ❤
So mom/dad’s first destination was for dinner at a place called Pappasito’s Cantina located in Marietta, Georgia. They had been here once before a very long time ago and absolutely loved it. They talk about it all of the time so I thought it would bring back some wonderful memories for them to reminisce over.
This is a picture of mom/dad once they got sat at one of the tables. The wait staff is wonderful and so very friendly. They offered to take this picture for mom/dad for their anniversary album. It looks like they are happy with my dining decision, you think?
One of mom’s favorite drinks at the moment is anything with mango. She told the waiter that she wanted something mango, frozen and delicious. He brought back this delightfully frozen concoction. Mommy said it was one of the bestest drinks that she has *ever* had. It had an ultimate mango taste to it – which is something you usually don’t find flavor wise when you order a mango drink. Sometimes you just can’t taste what you order, you know? But this was a Mango Margarita and was right up mom’s alley saying it was awesome. And it was garnished with chunks of strawberries and mango. How lovely huh? Even daddy drunk some and he even loved it too.
During this time while they were enjoying the drinks, they also enjoyed this appetizer with nacho chips. Score one for the piggy because I had a coupon for mom/dad for this free appetizer – a $11.00 value – snorts. They choose a is yellow cheese dip garnished with jalapeno’s, tomatoes, onions and ground beef.
Now both mom/dad totally flipped over these cheese dip. It was spicy but yet not so much that you couldn’t enjoy it. It did have heat though and both mom/dad said that it opened up their sinuses – snorts.
And daddy totally LOVED the nacho chips. They were thin with just enough salt with the heat of the cheese dip and delicious! He couldn’t stay out of the bag and from what mom said, I don’t blame him. I love a crispy hot chip myself!
Then angels started to sing and mom/dad knew their main course have floated to their table from the kitchen. Oh my piggy heaven above! Talk about hog heaven indeed. Let me break it down for you because my mouth was so watering when mommy showed me the pictures. I just wanted to lick the screen so bad!
They ordered filet mignon and Jumbo Shrimp fajitas. It came with rice, frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo and guacamole. Just look at all of that food! Now the shrimp that you see to the left, that is Pappasitos famous shrimp brochette. The shrimp it mesquite-grilled and then stuffed with cheese & fresh jalapenos and if that wasn’t enough – they wrap it with bacon. What bacon?! I can give mom/dad a bone on this one since it was a special occasion. The sauce is a avocado lime butter. Mom said it was heavenly! The dinner also came with fresh flour tortillas. Mom and dad ate to their delight. Daddy told me that there was more groaning going on at the table than what he has heard in such a long time… I’m not sure what that meant.
Can you believe that there was room for an anniversary dessert? There was. And I admit it that I was shocked because mom/dad said they couldn’t finish it all. Amateurs!
They order Cajetas which is coconut pecan crusted vanilla ice cream that was drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with sopapillas – those big puffy things. And do you see the Honey Bear in the picture to the right. He also came served with the dessert so they could pour honey over whatever they wanted to. I asked daddy if Mr. Honey Bear traveled with them to the second destination but he refrained from answering me saying something about me being to young to ask that kind of question. This dessert was as wonderful as the appetizer and meal. Mom said she hasn’t eaten this well in some time and whatever weight she has lost lately probably found it’s way back to her butt and hips – snorts.
So now I leave you with video 2 – enjoy my friends. P.S. Come back Wednesday for more information on the anniversary kidnapping – there is more that you don’t want to miss!
You may be gone but you are not forgotten. I close my eyes and smile. I dream of you running without pain or illness through the daisies chasing butterflies and looking so beautiful. When I’m silent and still in my toddler bed with my Egyptian cotton sheet around me, I can almost hear your purrs in my ear – just like old times. You were my first kitty girlfriend – my sweet purr thing – my snugglebug and you always will be the love of my life ❤
I think of you now watching over all of us that are still here. You touched my life in so many ways. You showed us how to keep fighting for life and things you wanted. You showed us love beyond what we could ever imagine. I was privileged to have you in my life – your love was an added bonus that I will *NEVER* forget. You will always be part of my heart.
I pray for your mom and send her loads of hogs and snout kisses. May she find some peace and remember that we all are here for her in her time of need.
Oh dear piggy heavens!? Should we be afraid? Should we call an exorcist? Mommy got into Albert, her Smart car, this morning and she was greeted with this on her trip odometer. Is it a sign of what’s to come for the day?
Oh my friends – say a little prayer for my mom and send her good vibes. 666 is not a great way to start the day.
If I didn’t know first hand, I would swear that Houdini has been in contact with my brother Easy in France Why do you ask? May I present to you exhibit A to the left. Yes, that is Houdini’s first destroyed doggy toy. I’m not sure to feel happy for the little tyke on his total destruction or sad that his favorite ball is now gone like the wind.
You see, this *was* – and *was* is a good word – one of his favorite balls. Did I tell you that he learned to play fetch one day last week? He would bring this ball to mom, she would throw it down the hallway and he would retrieve it. Houdini and mom played this game for almost 30 minutes to an hour every night. But now, the toy has went to ball heaven.
But don’t worry, mommy is buying him his very own miniature tennis ball tonight on the way home from her worky place. Houdini will be back up in action playing fetch in no time!