Man's Best Friend
Apr. 17, 2012 11:50 pm
Updated: Apr. 21, 2012 5:38 pm
I've had friends over the years... some come, and some go, and others stay around for "the duration." Sure, many of my "buds" love it when they're on the guest list for one of my soiree's! One of my greatest "fans" is Denise, as she and I began talking
food long before I became interested (or obsessed?) with cooking. She's seen me grow from opening a box of "mac & cheese" to serve with boiled hot dogs, to setting the table for a group of 12, serving lasagne from (almost) scratch... Don't get me wrong,
I have no objection to the concepts of "pot luck" and "buffet style," but once in a while, I do enjoy having a group of close friends over, for a "family style" meal - that is, when there's enough empty table top for all of the serving dishes!
I have discovered, however, that my greatest fans have four legs, and hover near me no matter what's on the menu... With hopeful eyes, they sit rather impatiently, praying that I'll do more than drop a crumb on the floor. They both would surely love it (or
do they expect?) for me to fix my plate, and simply put it on the floor for them to fight over! Anything from pb&j to filet mignon...! Near each elbow they sit, watching every move, willing me to drop half of the steak on the floor for them! Frankly, I
don't think they care "what" the food is, as long as it comes from my plate, they're in heaven! Real people food! (UMMM, that cracker crumb was great! "May I have more, Please?")
Come time for their lunch though, you'd think that I had indeed laid down a plate for each of them! Kibble and canned food is gobbled up faster than I can say "rip van winkle," but then, they still come back, one at each elbow... Kenyon especially is entertaining...
first he raises one eyebrow, then the other, and back again. Razzle is content to stand with his "bat ears" at full attention. Frequently, I will end up with a piece of bread crust that I don't wish to eat... it might even have a taste of peanut butter,
or mustard... While Raz gently takes it from my fingers, Kenyon would just as soon, "take my fingers" along with his bite.
My "boys..." they never complain if the recipe doesn't turn out "right," or if it's burnt or undercooked! Even when there's only a crumb or two on the floor, they believe they're being treated as royalty!
So, the next time you're feeling down... simply sit on the floor, and HOPE that a crumb will be dropped! That alone, should make your day!
kenyon as Veronica Lake!