Sunday, December 13, 2009

I Have A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore!

Today after lunch, after cleaning up the kitchen, I decided to make friends with Mr. R. and Miss Dee. The three of us are already friends, but I want to be best friends with our dogs from Kansas, so I pulled out a skillet, and cooked up some chicken fajita meat for them.

In Roger's and Mary's five page story about them, I knew that they liked Mexican food, because they were spotted several times eating from trash bins, behind a Mexican food restaurant in Wichita. Since they have now become Texans, I wanted them to try my Tex-Mex cooking, to see if they liked it better.

Well, they didn't like it—they loved it, and Miss Dee nearly took off one of my fingers! As I fed them, I had a long talk with them. I told them who Tony and I were, and that nothing bad was ever going to happen to them, again, and we were going to try to find them a fantastic forever home together. I think they understood, because their tails were wagging wildly!

When I ran out of the chicken fajitas, I knew that they had definitely been street dogs, because they knew how to beg for food—their eyes said it all. So I went back to the trailer and cooked up two cheese and garlic quesadillas for them. While I was cooking, I asked Tone to feed them to Mr. R. and Miss Dee, so I could make a short video of them, for Mary and Roger and y'all.

After I had cut the hot quesadillas into strips, Kermit took T. and me to their pen. While Tony fed them I shot these two videos of them enjoying my cooking!
In the first one, Miss Dee couldn't get enough, but Mr. R. was skeptical about eating my Tex-Mex quesadillas, so he hid them.

In this next short video, after we had left their pen, Mr. R. decided to try them, and he liked them, too!

Tony and I were thrilled about them trusting us more, and taking food from our hands, so we went back into their pen to pet them, and to visit with them some more.

 As Kermit returned us to the trailer, I said, "I bet those dogs were thinking as they were eating, 'I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!'" Tony laughed. "Tone, I wonder if there is any recipe in Julia Child's French cookbook, that I could fix for our dogs? That would make me an international cook for dogs! I could start cooking them Greek, Italian, French and Tex-Mex food!"

"Sounds good, but I don't think they are going to like your Greek recipes, especially those green wannabe pancakes."

At one-forty, the phone rang—it was Kinky, he is now back at the ranch! He invited us to come over to the Lodge, because he had some exciting news to tell us. I went by myself, because Tony was busy planting strawberries on his virtual farm. "Nance, I can't. Strawberries are the best cash crop! I'll go see Kinky in a few hours."

To Be Continued... (Sorry, Mari. I will post more tonight, you're not going to believe who is coming out to the ranch tonight to see Kinky!)

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