Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Great Friends + Great Food = Great Time

Someone once made this observation "Friends in your life are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up. And sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it's just enough to know they're standing by"

Last Saturday, my humans invited their friends over for a pot bless dinner at our home. I think that it's really great that my humans make the effort to catch up. Despite the physical distance (my humans were away in Bangkok for 1.5 years and just returned this year and Tracy & David are currently located in China), they manage to keep in touch with Doris & Alex, as well as the Kims. Technology is an excellent bridge and my humans kept in touch with their friends for free on Skype.

Back to the dinner, I was glad that my humans decided to host the dinner at home. Reason - I get to participate in all the fun! When they go out, I have to stay home (whine, whine)... Sure, it means a lil' more work for my humans (mum was super busy last week, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning the house and me - so that I would smell nice for our friends), but I think that the advantages far outweighs the extra effort. Apart from the fact that I get included in the party (which is a big plus from a doggie point of view), a party at home has a more comfortable setting. From the human male perspective, having the TV on Sat nite is the way to go so they can watch the match between Chelsea and ManU. From the little human angle, little C can happily roam around (yeah - no need to be trapped (err... strapped) in the stroller, whilst for mum, Doris and dad, Alex, no need to worry about little C getting lost. As for the human females, any place where they can chat will do.

Last but not least, it gives everyone a chance to practice their culinary skills. Since my humans recently bought a Teka oven, they decided to grill baby-back pork ribs and pizza. They also prepared a mango salsa dip and roasted pumpkin soup. On top of that, our friends also brought rojak, potato salad, caesar salad and lovely durian pastry. All the food were delicious! There was definitely no risk of not having enough food! Everyone had a great time and more than enough to fill their stomachs! My humans didn't forget me, and I got some rib bones too. Yay!

The formula works every time: Great Friends + Great Food = Great Time!


Amber-Mae said...

Hi there Kess! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Have we met before? Were you at the dog event last Sunday too?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Xsara and Tani said...

Woooow, all of the food looks so yummy!

Nice to meet fellow beagle-lovers from another part of the world :)

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hi Amber Mae,
I love your blog. We've only met on-line altho' would love to meet you in "doggie person" someday. Let me know when the next event is and I'll try to get my humans to bring me there.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Thans Xsara. I was so excited to discover your blog (thanks to Amber Mae!). Slovenia is so beautiful. You are blessed. Look forward to reading on your next adventure.

Blushwax said...

Hi! Noticed u mentioned a Teka oven. I'm looking to get one too. Any comments?

Thanks for signing my guest book.