The weather in Madison yesterday was a treat – sunny, breezy, cool enough to need a sweatshirt in the AM! Is this August?
I took the Guys for a walk and even they seemed refreshed. People were friendlier and happier – probably because it was the first day out of the 90s since June.
I’m used to kids asking to pet or say Hello to the Guys – yesterday was a first. A little boy who came eye-to-eye with Kostas asked if he could “kiss the puppy”. As I was saying Yes, he swooped in to plant one on Kostas’ head and what he didn’t realize was that he’d get a wet sloppy kiss from the puppy! It was adorable.
Oh, and we chased all of the ducks into the water…
I was busy baking in the early AM…what does one do when their neighbors are having an after-bar-party at 4:00am on a Sunday (Really?) – Wake up, write a blog post, watch the women’s Olympic Marathon, bake muffins, and make a batch of granola. All before 7am.
I tweaked a recipe for zucchini bread that my mom gave me – recipe to come.
As for the granola, Tucker was nice enough to help himself (i.e. rip apart a Ziplock bag) 1/4 of a bag of homemade granola last week. Not good.
I’m finding that a good trick to bulk up granola is to add cereal. I’ve made this recipe before and yesterday’s was a variation with Grape Nuts, hazelnuts, golden raisins, and dried cranberries.
And if you’re wondering, yes – I had kitchen helpers. A note to my friends and family who eat baked goods from my kitchen – I do, in fact, disinfect all dishes!!
What are some of your go-to tasks if you’re up earlier than usual? I really enjoy baking in the early AM!
What’s something unusual that a pet has eaten? My first dog Murphy was a scavenger…he actually knew how to open the refrigerator and could open containers to get to the food. He also once pulled a 30lb. bag of dog food out from under the sink and ate all day. Thankfully he was OK. And once he tried to eat a bag of flour.
If I’m up earlier than normal and I feel like being productive, I’ll go for a run! If not, then I’ll read the paper and have multiple cups of coffee 🙂 Haha
Yes – early AM coffee is the best!
Gosh this makes me miss my dog! I love the hilariousness they bring to every day
They are good, entertaining pals!
Lately my dog Killian has been finding mushrooms in the yard and having his own little feast. I have been trying to dig them up before he gets to them, I’m afraid they will make him sick.
I tried giving Kostas a mushroom once but he spit it out.
I can’t imagine what the weirdest thing Boyd has eaten is. He eats ANYTHING! He loves socks and sweet potato peels the most. Lol.
Our dogs really dig produce,too. But lettuce seems to be something that no dog will eat.
Love the photos as usual!
Minnie will try to eat anything (rocks/dirt/lids). While we were on vacation she ate an inky red pen thus staining her fur (and the carpet) bright red. Oh dogs!
Wow – red pen! Yikes.
The Guys are so cute! Kostas and my Lucky really could be twins. The most unusual thing a pet has eaten is pecans. My cat ate a lot of pecans and the next morning he was incredibly bloated and had to take a trip to the vet to get cleaned out. Needless to say he never did that again!
Thanks for stopping by! Lucky is a cute pup and a that’s a great name!