Remember when we went to get our puppy and came home with two puppies?
Remember that it was mon mari who decided that we should have two puppies?
Remember how I just went along with it?
What the hell was I thinking!?!?!?
I should have taken the opportunity to get a signed document… kind of a 'puppy prenup', outlining his duties in the rearing of the little darlings.
I, foolishly, did nothing more than ask if he would help with the extra work.
I, foolishly, accepted his assurance that he would.
This is what he does:
Teaches them to beg by feeding them little bits of toast at breakfast.
Teaches them to catch food by tossing them little bits of cheese at lunch.
Teaches them that dog treats are in the upper cabinet in the pantry and that, if they jump, they can almost reach them.
This is what he doesn't do:
Give them water.
Do the daily 'poo-pi.jpgck-up' from the front lawn.
Let them in when they are outside and it starts to rain.
Let them out when they wake up from their frequent naps and need to pee.
Clean up the resulting pee on the floor when he ignores them. (Thankfully, that is a rare occurrence as I'm pretty vigilant – crazy, but I would like our puppies house-trained.)
Why, you may wonder, doesn't he do any of these things?
Because I'm here.
Why, you may wonder, does this come as a surprise to me?
Why am I suddenly complaining?
Guapa just walked up to him (he's sitting at his computer), looked at him, and peed at his feet.
What did he do?
I'm reconsidering where I'm going to dispose of tomorrow morning's bucket of poo…..
I'm also increasing his dreaded 'fish-night' from one per week to two…. or more.
That'll show him!
Or not…. He rather liked this.
Chives add a mild onion flavor to sauces, add a snip of tarragon for a great, light sauce for fish.
2 salmon fillets, 6oz each (180gr each)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 tbs olive oil
Brush salmon with the oil, sprinkle with herbs and spices.
Cook on barbecue grill 10 – 12 minutes, depending on thickness.
He doesn't turn the salmon, but usually adds a handful of soaked wood chips – either directly on the coals or wrapped loosely in foil, with a few holes poked in. Keep the fish off of direct heat and the grill cover closed and vented or propped open an inch or so.
2 tbs snipped fresh chives
2 tsp snipped fresh tarragon
2 tsp white Balsamic vinegar
2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbs salad olive oil
Mix all vinegar, mustard, yogurt and oil with a whisk. Add herbs.
Now I have to take the puppies out….