December 17, 2009
White Dog and I just returned from shopping for her Sunday Barkday Party. As she helps Steve unpack groceries, I quickly find a place to stash a few "surprise" items we picked up for her. She has decided on a menu of "Chicken Three Ways" for her four-legged friends so we purchased the ingredients for pollo con arroz and chicken strips wrapped in bacon; these will be garnished with some lovely chicken breast jerky we found. The two-legged friends will brunch on breakfast sausage and bacon as well as Steve's famous cheesy spinach and mushroom enchiladas in green chile sauce. White Dog originally requested a carrot cake but was seduced by the luscious smell of banana cake coming from the bakery...she could barely restrain herself when she saw the cake was covered in lofty waves of cream cheese frosting and dusted with cinnamon. We have chosen greenies biscuits, the new Hana's Hearts from Dugan's Barkery (peanut butter and apple flavored) and stuffed cow bones for gift bags...organic chocolate bars for the humans. Groceries are stowed and Steve must return to his office; White Dog sits next to me at the computer and looks pointedly over at the vacuum cleaner as I reassure her the house will be guest perfect for "her" day.