Saturday, October 18, 2008

This dog is gonna get you

Can I just brag for one quick minute? As you may recall, I've told you before about Thatdog's "poor me" act when he's dropped off for daycare. Well, the times they are a'changing my friends. In times past, we've been very worried about leaving Thatdog when we go on vacation. When we get back, he's anxious, gaunt, throwing up, constipated, and extremely clingy. The staff reports that he doesn't eat or sleep while he's there.

We've been lucky enough to have great friends who watch him when we go away for short periods of time. He LOVES them and when we pick him up, he's in much better shape. Heck, he runs to their door when we drop him off. But I hate to burden someone else with him when we go away for a long time, so last month we made a reservation for him to stay at his new daycare place. He's never spent the night there, so we we're a little nervous.

When we picked him up, he was normal. He'd eaten almost all his food while we were gone, wasn't clingy, wasn't anxious, and he had a very good report from the staff. It was a miracle. I really adore this place.

We dropped him off for daycare for the first time since we've been back, and I thought it was going to be back to the same old "DON'T LEAVE ME" act. But yesterday as I handed him over, he didn't even look back as he was brought back to play with his friends. No flat belly, no scared ears, no nothing. And when Thatboy went to pick him up, he said Thatdog didn't want to leave! I am so proud of my little boy. He's growing up SO fast. (And I'll leave out the story where he rolled himself off the bed last night - he'd want it that way).

Mushroom Chicken
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 tsp plain yogurt
  • 4 tsp sour cream
  • 1 can mushrooms
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease shallow baking dish and lay chicken in dish. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt and sour cream. Cover chicken with this mixture.
  3. Top with mushrooms and bake 30 minutes.
Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 166.3
Total Fat 2.8 g
Total Carbohydrate 4.2 g
Protein 30.5 g


  1. Thatdog is growing up. Maybe he had some of this chicken as a reward:D

  2. Maybe he just didn't like the first daycare place. Now, it means you can even go on more vacations :)

  3. i was a little worried that you were going to reveal that that picture was of thatdog's dinner, because i was positively drooling over it. :/

  4. Sounds like he's made some friends! :)

  5. Glad you were able to find a good place for your dog...that's hard. I'm loving the mushroom chicken-I love mushrooms.

  6. Yayy for that dog - maybe he could teach my two a thing or two.

    I think you need to send the URL to this post to KFC ...actually, a friend of mine is high up at KFC - he would die if I sent it to him :).

  7. Platinum Chef Challenge #10 just started!

    Hopefully you will join this round.

  8. I hope they weren't being mean to him at the first place. Grrr...

  9. this must make you guys feel a lot better about going out of town now :)