2.11.2011

February 11, 2011

White Dog slowly turned and looked at me. Quinn and Nuka were already at the door. Puff sat staring at the Duck Jerky treat bag. "What do you mean 'date night,'" White Dog asked with a huff. "You and dad have been married for upteen billion years! ...AND we're NOT included?" With that, TOWD and AWD went over and sat by SAWD staring at the jerky.

"Dad and I are going out to dinner ALONE and all of the White Dogs and Michael are staying home. How hard is that, mi corazon?" WD sniffed and batted her sad puppy eyes. "MAYBE, and I am not promising, we will bring something back in a styrofoam container," I said. Quinn, thinking of a more immediate reward, woofed and scratched at the treat cart.

Steve handed out jerky to The White Dogs and we left the house. As we pulled away, we could see WD at her usual window sending guilt vibes and Puff trying to stick her nose through the blind on the other (she is learning well from her sister).

We had a lovely evening and enjoyed our own company at one of our favorite fusion restaurants. The place is small and we know the very accommodating staff . The food is excellent and the atmosphere intimate.

When we returned a couple of hours later everyone was awake and waiting. Our usual greeting was accompanied by long sniffs of our breath (yes, trout. and. short ribs.) Then a storm of Eskies followed Steve to the kitchen where he divided up the chef's bread pudding (based on his grandma's recipe) slathered in homemade caramel between Michael and each of The White Dog Army.

There was not a single sound for several minutes as the dessert was inhaled. THEN we were welcomed back with cuddles and demands for attention.

15 comments:

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Oh no they didn't! Date nights definitely include the dogs, am I right, WDA?! I sure am glad they didn't furget your supper, hehe.

Woofs,
Pepsi

Teddy Bear said...

I guess a date nite out is ok every once in a while...as long as they bring back styrofoam boxes. Bread pudding sounds yummy.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

Yay for the humans getting away! That means the whole house was yours! You pups had run of the place! Do I hear "par-tay?!?!?!" Seriously, pups, next time the humans are away, let's live it up and play! Woof!

Suka

p.s. I'm with Teddy...family recipe bread pudding sounds yummy!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The best of all pawsible situations!

How tasty and khool!

Mom khan still taste the bread pudding with chantilly khream she's enjoyed at Prudhommes Cajun Kitchen in Columbia PA - it's on the Lancaster County side of The Susquehanna - and yes, it is some of THOSE Prudhommes!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Trasnport late Sunday AM - with some assorted pups and HUSKIES!

Mr. Pip said...

Bread pudding!!! You are lucky dogs!

Your pal, Pip

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Sue!

So glad you and Steve were able to enjoy a nice night out together. And how wonderful to be greeted so warmly upon your return ... even if the bread pudding took precedence for a few minutes! ;)

(((hugs)))

The Thundering Herd said...

Yes, we know the routine well - and know hot to guilt the humans.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is so good for you to get out and have some fun. And we bet the Army was thrilled to have some tasties too, and to welcome you home, of course:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...

Hmmmm, Date ight wifout you?

At least they bwought home some yummies
I guess once in a while it's OK
hehehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA
My Momi and Dadii do that too

Kari in WeHo said...

Mesa would love to try some bread pudding :)

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Remington said...

What a great idea -- date night for mom and dad! AND better yet you got a yummy treat when they got home! Perfect!

Brian said...

Sounds like a perfect way to end the day!

ForPetsSake said...

Mmmmmm...sounds delicious! And now they think you are the best hunters in the world to brng home such yummies!!

Sagira said...

Sounds like you guys had a great night out and one that was well deserved. :)

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Everyone - We love the phrase, *upteen billion years* - our pawrents have been married for 36 years - my DOG - they're positively ancient!

We have noticed that there is a trend in the *doggie bags* brought home from restaurants - Mom now always orders items on the menu that we can savor later- nothing spicy, preferably chicken or beef.

We enjoy everything.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie