On the Veranda, May 2013.
Here Winslow is drooling in anticipation of his own slice of Homemade Chicken Pot Pie. A delicacy for any Welsh Springer Spaniel !
The pie was lovingly crafted for Winslow by his Mum Cathy Hatfield. She calls it Winslow’s Shark Pie. Of course there is no Shark in it (although Mum is sure that Winslow would love shark), but there is a shark ON the pie ! There were two, in fact, even though the recipe did not call for it.
Winslow says that the pie was excellent and we should give credit to the recipe we found at http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-pot-pie-ix/ and the really easy crust at http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_pie_crust/ .
Mmmmmm, Mom was late coming home from her WordPress meeting. I thought I could guilt her into a good midnight snack. Boy did it pay off in spades !
Here Winslow the Welsh Springer is enjoying time with his new menagerie. You see, once a month or so, Winslows Mom goes to garage sales and brings home stuffed anipals for Winslow. Usually they are clean but still smell of wonderful adventures in far off places. Winslows Mom says the best part is that they cost 25 cents.
Here Winslow is removing Mr. Wombat’s nose. Can’t have him nosing around all of Winslow’s special places. Winslow promptly spits out noses and eyes so that they can be sent to the nose and eye repository.
This is a sketch (by Eakins) of Thomas Eakins’ setter Harry. I told mom to put it in her painting blog. She said he’s a dog, he’s going in the dog blog. Harry was a studio dog too. Eakins painted a picture of Harry with his wife in 1884, so it was about then that Harry was around. The Met has a lot of Eakins paintings and a good bio on its website. He painted wonderful rowers.
Here is a photo of Harry,
Here is Winslow with his new squeaky ball. He hadn’t had a new toy for quite a while (BAD MOM) and was very happy to play with this and squeak it loudly for hours. We were going to be having a lot of folks over for Winslow’s Uncle Ricky’s birthday, and this was Winslow’s consolation for being ignored during preparations. He was not ignored during the party, and in fact scored many many tidbits.
Next up we were in the mood for some Latin Asian Grub. So where else but the Dos Chinos Truck . Jason and Hop make such good burritos that Winslow is sure that they must have spaniels that do taste tests for them.
Winslow is quite the sea food affectionado, so our first stop at the So Co Collection Farmers Market on Saturday was the Lobsta Truck. It was too hot to eat (we are both on diets so this is admittedly a new concept for us) so we just took pictures. But the menu was tempting to the extreme.
Winslow loves cheese, so a visit to the cheese shoppe at the So Co Collection was de rigueur ! Winslow loved the smells but we kept clear of the counter so as not to bother paying customers. We were just collecting scents. By the way, may we recommend our new favorite cheese, Colliers Powerful Welsh Cheddar Alas, its up to you to find someplace that sells it. We cannot risk our source being out of stock. (Again. . . are you listening Mr. K)
We went Whiskey Tasting! It was a nice whiskey tasting event hosted by Rex and Penny Antiques in Cannery Village on 31st Street. There were wonderful smells and Winslow showed remarkable restraint in the face of Prosciutto, Salmon and many Cheeses, grilled veggies and many meat based hors d’oeuvres. Winslow did not taste any whiskey, but had many tasty morsels. Cathy enjoyed the Singleton.
Well, we went to Fashion Island in Newport Beach for a walk yesterday. I am one lucky Welsh Springer Spaniel! Here I am at the Jonathan Adler store where they have really cool stuff, and Mom really liked this PEACE foot stool and took my picture by it. The nice girls at Jonathan Adler are very hospitable to pups and I don’t know why Mom told them to stop giving me treats. I still had lots of room for more!
Hi Everybody. I have a question for you. All of my pals LOVE their tennis balls and most slimy tennis balls that they find. But what is your very FAVORITE tennis ball? (We deactivated the poll, but Mom likes this picture of me a left it here!) BTW this is me as a pup when I really liked tennis balls. Now I am kind of a baseball guy as far as chewing and chasing, but I love to watch Rafa play tennis.
Happy New Year, everybody. I am very lucky to be a California pup, but especially so this New Year. It has been lovely beach weather and I went swimming with my pal. Mom never did find me a stick, so I just let Mr. Kipling bring my ball back. He is very good at ball retreives. I needed to keep my mouth free for any sticks or birds that might have appeared.
It seems that there were leftovers. Mom had a pie shell that she forgot to put a pie in. So she put in my food and some gravy and some turkey pieces for garnish. Whaddaya think? It was very very tasty.
But there is one thing about this blog that I don’t like, and it is all the endless picture taking and I have to wait to EAT until the photo is just right. This is not right and may verge on cruelty.
Finally I did get to eat, and I am very glad to report it was DELICIOUS !!! and there is the other half left for morning!!