Who steals your heart with a magical touch?
Who ensnares your love in a wee angel clutch?
Who makes you a slave and a worshiper, too?
Who gets adoration, so lavish and true?
Who plays with your heartstrings like a
champion love maker?
Nobody but puppy . . . the little heartbreaker!
~Adapted from a poem entitled Nobody but Baby by Helen Steiner Rice
What is this new place that I have come to? I thought I was only going for a drive in the car with some nice new people, but where are my brothers and sisters? Where is my mummy? I have a lovely cage that I can go into and feel safe . . . it has my old blanket in here that smells of my family and my own teddy bear that smell like them too. Maybe it's not so bad after all . . .
Well . . . perhaps I'll stretch my legs a little tiny bit . . . just to see what new things there are here in this strange place that I've come to . . .
Hmmm . . . a bit stringy with a slight bouquet of . . . wait . . . wait . . . I think it's busy lizzie . . . yep, I'd recognize that taste anywhere!
There are so many new things here to explore . . . what's a gal to do!
New nooks and crannies to investigate . . . new smells and textures . . .
Not to mention a somewhat besotted crazy lady following me around with a camera everywhere. Is this what is known as the Parrapazi???
Well . . . perhaps just one still photo for my adoring public . . . what could it possibly hurt???
It's not so bad here after all . . . lots of toys to play with and I don't have to share them with anyone! Likewise the comfy bed and all the treats! There's a lovely big garden that's just mine, all mine! And two giant besotted humans that are doting on my every move . . . ahhhhh . . . celebrity. I could get used to this!
But . . . I think I'll take a nap first . . . sigh . . .
(and now back to your regular programming)
As you can all see Mitzie has arrived and settled in very well. In fact she is sitting next to me here on the sofa as I type, snoring away. She had a very good day yesterday and feels quite, quite at home . . . needless to say, she already has us both wrapped around her little doggie paw! She is just the best birthday present ever . . . for both of us. Our pooch loving hearts are filled to overflowing with love for this special little gal! Somehow I don't think our lives will ever be the same.
Many, many thanks for all of your lovely birthday wishes, both here and on Facebook . . . for the texts, and the lovely cards. I'm not sure what I did to deserve all of this goodness, but I musta done something good! I am most grateful for it and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart! You all made my special day even more special!
Oh yes . . . the winner of my Birthday Giveaway was lucky number 13! DonnaTN, please send me your postal details and I will pop it into the post on Monday!
Now, I am going to go and get me some more puppy love if you don't mind! In the meantime here is a tasty recipe that you can use to help get rid of some of those courgettes that are overtaking your garden! They're a very versatile vegetable! This is just one tasty way of many to use them up!!
This is a Tex Mex dish and a great way to use up some of that garden glut of courgettes we all have in our gardens this time of year! Courgettes are one of those lovely vegetables that gladly take on the flavour of anything you cook them with.
1 onion, peeled and chopped
4 tsp olive oil
4 medium coourgettes, unpeeled and cubed
1/2 cup seeded and chopped green chillies
2 cups sweet corn kernels
salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup grated medium cheddar cheese
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the oil. When it is just shimmering add the onion and sauté it until it is softly translucent, stirring the whole time. Add the courgettes and chillies. Turn the heat down to medium low and cook, stirring from time to time for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are just crispy tender, but still retaining their lovely green colour.
Add the corn and seasonings and cook for about 5 minutes longer. Finally, add the milk and the cheese, stirring constantly to help prevent the cheese from sticking, cooking and stirring until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately. I could eat the whole pan myself and nothing else!
Over on The English Kitchen today, a delcious Celebration Cake!