Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bow, wow, wow

Poor Thatdog. He's had it rough lately. With all our running around this month, he's had to spend at least one day a week at day care. It's awful. Filled with all sorts of dogs playing together, shady outdoor areas under tents and trees, a swimming pool, naptime, treat time. Sounds pretty bad right? Well you would think it was prison the way Thatdog acts during drop off time. As soon as we pull up, he gets beyond excited, pulling and whining, dying to get out of the car. But as we approach the door, he remembers where we're going. That's when it starts. The ears go back, the tail tucks between his legs, and he presses himself against the floor. He looks back at us as though he's saying his last goodbye, begging us not to leave him at this horrible place.

There is one flaw in Thatdog's perfect act. The day care has a webcam. Ooops. That's right Thatdog. We can see you playing with your friends ALL DAY LONG. We see the tail wagging, the chasing, everything. So what's with the act? We can't decide if it's because Thatdog is a little too attached to us, or just amazing with the guilt trip.

Easy Summer Dinner
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp of your favorite herbs, chopped
  • 1 chicken breast
  • cooked spaghetti, cooled
  • 1/4 cup Italian Dressing
  • 2 cups assorted veggies
  1. Pierce chicken breast with fork and place in ziplock bag with olive oil, garlic, and herbs. Marinate in fridge 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken in center of piece of aluminum foil and fold foil around chicken to create a packet. Bake 30 minutes.
  3. Combine Italian Dressing with veggies, and stir in spaghetti.
Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 284.2
Total Fat 7.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 72.4 mg
Sodium 1,323.5 mg
Potassium 337.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 31.0 g


  1. The bumblebee puppies are the same way. I think Tucker's is an act. He just doesn't like being around the humans there. However Tess, I think is being truthful. She would much rather sit on the sofa all day long watching the leaves fall. All she does at doggie daycare is sit on the bridge and cuddle next to the one human. But I know she needs to get socialized from time to time so she must suffer through it.

  2. I think dogs are so smart. I bet Thatdog is just putting on an act so that you don't feel like he is excited to play with the other dogs all day. He doesn't want you to feel unloved. Dogs are awesome in that way...

  3. Hysterical about Thatdog. Really, really funny.

  4. Ha! Our dog cries like you've never heard to get out of the car when we get to daycare. But unlike thatdog, he doesn't even give me a second look when he RUNS in to play his little patootie off all day. And then when I pick him up he stands on his hind legs pawing at the gate to come tackle me hello. :)

  5. Haha - what a drama king! Giz's dogs sit and whine by the door when she goes out.

  6. that reminds me of the teen's days in preschool.

    kids and dogs. they're so the same thing.

  7. Can I go to day care with Thatdog?