Mom and Dad threw a party at the house last Friday night and it was crazy! I was napping quite comfortably until the first party goers started arriving and Butthead felt the need to notify me that there were strangers in our midst. I was on high alert, barking and alerting the parental units of every new face that entered the courtyard carrying food and libations. After the first dozen or so new people I realized; HEY! We’re having a party!
The party was a great time. Bunches of new people for me and Butthead to sucker into giving us some yummy brawts or the Armenian meat kabobs that Mom made. Also stole some beer out of unsuspecting party goers’ unattended plastic cups. Things got really crazy when people started ending up in the pool. The party went on well past my bedtime.
The sun was up before I knew it and Butthead was already rousting Mom, Dad, and myself from our slumber. We all tried to ignore Butthead, but he was insistant that it was time to get up. Reluctantly, we were up, Dad made coffee, got us our brekkie, and got Mom some asprin. She was mumbling something about ‘Effing Tequila’ and holding her hand over her eyes.
Shortly after breakfast (which included blueberries,sweet potatoes, and cottage cheese drizzled with honey),
they were loading us up in our limo and we were headed somewhere exciting. Or so we thought.
Once at our destination I deduced that we were there for Rattlesnake Avoidance Training!!! WHAT!? Rattlesnakes!? I had gone thru this training last year and even though an entire year had past I had not forgotten about these slithering suckers. But, Mom told me that she wanted me to be sure that I knew what these guys looked and smelled like just in case we happen accross them on one of our hiking or camping trips this summer. She stressed that it was VERY important that I know and recognize them before getting too close to them. Well, I made it clear to Mom that should we come accross one I would make sure that I put her between me and the Rattler. This was Butthead’s first experience with the rattlesnakes and surprisingly he was a really quick learner. I don’t think he is gonna forget his first rattlesnake experience, although a little traumatizing, Mom assured him that it’s for his own good.
After that ordeal, Mom and Dad took us to International Delights for some coffee and 2nd breakfast. We enjoyed relaxing on the shady patio while Dad enjoyed his 2 egg breakfast with bacon and home fries and Mom got the bagel and lox breakfast. I made sure she didn’t forget to share her smoked salmon with me. ID is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with great mediterranian food and dog friendly peeps. A 4 paw Walter approval rating.
This week, I’ve been enjoying one of my favorites…SALMON!! Mom made me this awesome Salmon Hot Dish.
SALMON HOT DISH
1 can Salmon (bones removed);
2 small zucchini (diced);
3 medium carrots (diced);
1/2 package pasta (brown rice pasta preferred);
1 C cottage cheese;
Preheat oven to 375oF. While oven is heating, bring pot of water to boil. Add pasta and cooked until al dente. While pasta is cooking, dice zucchini and carrots (don’t forget to share a few raw pieces with your four legged fur kitchen helper). When pasta is near done, add the carrots and zucchini. continue cooking til pasta is done and carrots are softened but still firm. Remove from heat, drain, and rinse with cool water. Add pasta and veggie mix to casserole dish, mix in the salmon and cottage cheese and pop it in the oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Allow to cool completely before serving.
NOTE: Always consult with your veterinarian before changing your pets diet and regarding serving sizes, ingredients, and frequency of feedings.