Looks to me like Little Monkey has had one too many already!
Vodka Day LM 2
I can’t believe I missed National Vodka Day this year (it was the 4th). I had a lot going on, but still that’s no excuse.
Vodka Day LM 3
And I must praise Little Monkey here. Sometimes I think I take her good behaviour for granted. She was snoozing on her mat, so I thought it was a good opportunity to snap a Vodka shot. However, as I arranged the bottles and glass near her, she raised herself up on her front legs to see what was going on.
I gently pushed her back down, but as I stepped back to take a shot, she half sat up. I settled her down again and got my photo. Then I trotted into the kitchen with her to give her a treat.
It was only afterwards that I thought, “Hey, she did all that for me, with no treats. Pretty good for a Mutt!”
There’s no denying that Little Monkey lurves her food; the more so, the older she gets.
I had a special treat for her and judging by this focused look, I guess it smelled really good!
post script: For dog owners: others may find this a bit gross! I suppose someone will want to know what the treat was: a dried pig’s ear. I’ve never given her one before and after first seeming a bit wary, she promptly ate it. Then she brought it all back up in the kitchen during the night!
It is almost summer here in Cape Town and every animal is twitterpated. We are used to hearing the sounds of Egyptian Geese, Hadedah and Guinea Fowl squabbling loudly over territory all day long; but not usually in the middle of the night!
This is the third morning in a row I’ve had a very early wake up call. Add to this my crippling allergies and I am walking around during the day like a Zombie!
post script: For Scooj – I know you’re counting! Strictly speaking ‘fire’ is one syllable, but regional accents may break it into two; ‘fi-yur’. So if you pronounce it that way here is an alternate second line: ‘Rapid machine gun fire’.
I went with ‘staccato’ because it conveys the sound better.
I rarely bake these days, because there is usually only me to eat it! However I had friends over for afternoon tea the other day so took the opportunity to bake chocolate brownies. I have a tried and trusted recipe that I found in a newspaper many years ago.
After tea, I sent my friends off with some brownies as Padkos (literally road food in Afrikaans). As everyone seems to be on a diet these days they didn’t take many, so I guess it will be up to me to finish off the rest.
It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!
post script: Since someone will no doubt ask, yes I did offer a few brownies to my husband, but he is not much of a cake eater.