Weekend Dog Blogging #2

by Cate on September 26, 2005

Great day today, with absolutely gorgeous weather. We went to the Farmer’s Market and a local Festival today with The Neighbors, and, of course, The Girlfriend. Their favorite folk singer, Big Jeff and his Middle-Sized Band did a one hour set, which Nicholas and The Girlfriend were really looking forward to. Big Jeff makes the rounds at a bunch of schools in the area, and that’s how we first got introduced to him. He’s great with the kids, and they certainly love him, so I guess we’re becoming Big Jeff Groupies. ;)

It being Sunday, The Neighbors came over for our regular dinner. I did the “main food,” and The Neighbor took care of the “adult” beverages, with Malibu Bay Breezes making the table tonight. Perfect! For dinner, we had Roast Tomato and Prosciutto Salad to start, Fettucine with Artichoke and Romano Wafers as a main course and Very Berry Cobbler for dessert. All three were new recipes. The appetizer was a definite hit, with the entire plate demolished (pictures and recipe tomorrow, I promise). The pasta was fine, just nothing special and won’t be repeated. The dessert, from the Sunset 2004 Annual was a complete dud for me – I have much better cobbler recipes, so the leftovers got tossed, along with the recipe.

Got a lot of new participants this week for our second Weekend Dog Blogging Event #2 – welcome to all of you! You can check out the extensive round-up below. Lots of real adorable canines in our midst. Remember, this is a regular weekly event, so we hope to see you guys back here again.

The Neighbor and I have our cooking class tomorrow night, and Supper Club is Tuesday. So make sure to keep with me all week for exciting food developments. And speaking of exciting developments, one last thing before I go. Happened to catch a promo for a new FoodTV Network show from Giada DeLaurentiis. Starting October 26th, it’s called Behind the Bash, and will feature all sorts of behind the scenes stuff from parties, events and entertaining. Given we do a lot of entertaining, and I’m already a Giada fan, I’m looking forward to this one.

Until tomorrow…

Go check out all the precious pups when you get a chance:

– Starting us off this time, we have Oliver over at Culinary Adventures. He certainly looks ready for a yummy treat from the kitchen!

Letta and Piggy are joining us from Something So Clever. Love the big yawn from Letta!

Even my Mom, though blogless, has decided to join in on the fun and sent in a picture of Beauregard and Nelson. Beau, their Greyhound rescue, often has to share his bed (and water and food!) with one of my parents’ four cats, this time, Nelson. Luckily Beau is a very patient dog.

Nelson Rules the Roost

– Next up is Sammy the Couscous-Eating Dog from Taste Everything Once – look at that face!! Chowing down on some Gumbo, I agree … he DOES eat like a King!

– Donegal and Wicklow (such unique names!) had to be bribed to pose for the camera. You can check out their serious model poses here from Stephanie at Dispensing Happiness.

– Read the truly heartwarming story behind Dale over at One Hot Stove. I totally got goosebumps – I love happy endings like that, and what a regal dog!

– Read about Gino and the wonderful good he does in his family and for others at The Flying Apple. Love Gino’s curls! Our own Eli is working through becoming a Therapy Dog, so it’s great to hear from others doing the same thing. They really do have a very important role in our world.

– A new blogger in our midst, The Savory Notebook joins us with Bailey.

– Just like a cat with the fascination of an empty paper towel roll,
Ziggy over at Soul Fusion Kitchen proves that fancy dog toys need not apply.

Harley babysitting Tilly and a pretty perky Peanut over at Speculative Musing.

– A very happy Lucky Buddy Bear ruling the roost on the farm at Farm Girl Fare in Missouri.

– A forlorn looking Spike, no doubt looking for the newest canine creations from the kitchen of Culinary in the Desert.

– A very sleepy looking Maddie joining us all the way from Italy at Rubber Slippers.

– Even though he and his owner, I’m Mad and I Eat are not “joiners,” Bean Sprout decided to jump in on the fun anyway – glad they did – what a cutie!

– and no conspiracy, I promise, somehow missed this one having a blast in the water from Belly Timber.

– And at 17 years old, Gidget fromBusy Nights Real Food deserves all the rest and relaxation she can get!

And last but not least, our own Eli, caught in the act of stealing Nicholas’ space on his bed. And at 120 lbs, Eli is definitely a blanket hog!

Thanks for the great pics, everyone … see you at WDB #3!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Punky September 26, 2005 at 2:53 am

Great list, even if my girl didn’t make it on. Have fun at your cooking class.


mrs d September 26, 2005 at 5:15 am

Eeek! My puppy is certain you’re conspiring with my cat to neglect her!

Nice round up, even so! :-)


angelika September 26, 2005 at 11:04 am

Hi Sweetnicks, my coment has got lost so I am trying again:
“Thank you so much for your kind efforts and thank you also for your kind words. You are so right about the importance of our (therapist) dogs – and however, every dog more or less is a therapist ! I will tell more soon – and I hope you do as well. Kind regards from Vienna angelika and GINO


rowena September 26, 2005 at 12:07 pm

What a great round-up for this weekend! I’m loving all of the doggie pics out there. Too cute!


Catesa September 26, 2005 at 12:25 pm

love the dogs, cant wait to join in on the fun. one day i will have a GSD… one day :) thats a beautiful Greyhound! and of course the cuddly Berner as cute as ever!


farmgirl September 26, 2005 at 12:58 pm

Thanks for hosting Weekend Dog Blogging. There can never be too many dog pics out there, if you ask me! (Just don’t ask my cats.) Woof! : )


Sylvie September 26, 2005 at 2:58 pm

Great roundup. Thanks for hosting an event where we can showoff our best friends.


Nupur September 26, 2005 at 4:42 pm

Thanks for a beautiful round-up! Its such a treat to look at these cuties.
Your Eli is 120lbs!!! Dale is only 80lb and I find it really hard to walk him, so Eli must really be a handful…he looks totally huggable!


Anonymous September 26, 2005 at 5:19 pm

Hey!!! Lord Nelson is my cat!! (your Brother-in-law)


Mona September 26, 2005 at 6:17 pm

Can’t look at pictures this sec but looking forward to later when the bossman isn’t lingering at my desk! Just got your post about my being tagged-FUNFUN!
Finally responded so check it out;)


Paz September 27, 2005 at 3:48 am

Very enjoyable looking at the photos and reading stories…. Thanks, Sweetnicks!



pseudo chef October 2, 2005 at 3:44 pm

Eli is cute :), hope it’s not too long before we can get a dog.


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