Monday, November 05, 2007

Another Dinner Party

Our dinner parties are not as glamorous (or delish-looking) as Asta's dinner parties, but they are much fun none the less and I like to take an active part not only in the eating but in the shmoozing. And to do that, you can't sit on the floor waiting for food to miraculously fall in front of your snoot! So about a week ago, when Dad's parents came for dinner, I took every opportunity to take Mom's seat when she was busy serving or adding finishing touches to dishes in the kitchen:



Mom served London Broil with gravy, asparagus (I like it but it makes my pee stink!), caesar salad, roast potatoes with herbs and an Entermann's cake for dessert. Mom says to make it clear this was a spur of the moment affair, nothing fancy. Boy Mom can be defensive. They were actually going to order in, but since Dad had been away working for 5 days on the road, Mom thought he'd appreciate a home cooked meal. And he did.

When everyone left I felt a little sad - so I sat on the front step and hung out. Note I am not tethered or fleeing. I have really mellowed. I only go crazy if a stranger walks past - I lunge and bark...and I don't discriminate between little strangers or big strangers. Mom says I'm silly and shouldn't be mean to little strangers who are likely to get a BIG fright. Too bad I say, it's my turf, STAY AWAY!

Thanks for everyone's nice messages for Ricky Pepper's family - unfortunately the family have decided to find Teddy a new home to appease the horrid neighbor - so if you know of any Doxie-loving family with lots of patience for a special needs boy, please let us know.

AGC


PS Yay, Mom fixed the template. We removed the Google ads cos they were advertising unsavory foxie breeders. Thanks Pat for the heads up!

7 comments:

Gus said...

Hey Axel mah man...did you think your dad looks like his dad? And I think I noticed that your dad has a beard that looks like yours! Man, family resemblances can be wierd,right?

Sammy said...

Sorry your template burped for a bit, but it was for a good cause. Google knows no bounds.
Your impromptu party looks like a success to me. Where do you usually sit, at the head of the table?

Ricky Pepper said...

That party looks fab. We're not sure who does the barking when no one is home, but we are suer that it's in response to neighbor noise...because we only bark when we hear the neighbor's dog barking or if someone comes up on the porch...we have a citronella collar that we may try on Teddy, but for now mommy has been leaving the TV on during the day so we have something to distract us...

Asta said...

Hi Axel
Looks and sounds like a vewy special yummie dinnew!! evewybody looks so nice,and shmoozing is a pawfect thing to do..that wasy evewyone gets to know how wondewful you awe and awe mowe likely to shawe theiw eatables...can't believe how good you awe about sitting without being tied up..I'd be half way to Pa if Mommi did that.
Sowwy about Teddy..I suwe hope he finds a good home! stoooopid neighbow
Asta

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Hey Axel..Scuffy here on Lacie's laptop...we're still in NYC...it's been rather tiring, and I still have a headache after my concussion, but at least we got outta jail. I am taking correspondence law courses; I hope 3 stints in jail doens't affect my status.
Your dinner looked quite tasty! Mumsie's never made London Broil. What part of the cow is the London? Hmm...
We're goin' to Ricky Pepper's blog now to visit. We feel bad for Teddy. Makes ya wonder why he has those special needs. Some hoomans...

Scruffman

William Tell said...

That dinner party looked yummy in the photo. Your Mom sure has a talent for impromptu meals!

William Tell

Jackson said...

Hey Ax, your meal looks pretty delish to me! What's London broil? You'd think I'd know that being a UK dog and all. J x