Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thanks to you...

It was a terrific Christmas...thanks to you... Ever since we've started blogging, my humans & I have really learnt from our blogger friends. We've had the chance to see how each of you live, your experiences and culture. It's a great learning experience. But best of all, at least from my point of view (you'll see why in a jiffy), my humans have learnt how to cook for me. Hurray! As a Christmas treat, my humans roasted special meatballs for my dinner. Since they were cooking meatballs for their dinner, they set aside some minced meat for my doggie version. Theirs had ingredients like onions and garlic and seasoning, which supposedly aren't good for dogs.

Human version

You can pop by mama's blog for the simple baked meatball recipe.
Naked aka doggie version

So, I had the "naked" version with breadcrumb and egg. My special meatballs were served in a bed of fragrant Jasmine rice, sprinkled liberally with my Innova kibbles.

My regular meal time routine. Sit and wait until the go ahead is given...

First, there were three meatballs.

Then, there were two...


What a terrific treat. And with that, we think that it's appropriate for us to share this wonderful award which we received from Dughallmor Beagles with eight of our pals.

The award, which was started in Portugal states that "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!" In other clearer words, "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I really believe that blogs have brought us closer despite the distances that separate us. We have learnt so much from everyone. Thank you!

1. Amber Mae and her cool sistas from Malaysia - The champions of great food.
2. Lorenza from Mexico - The prettiest and sweetest Daschund we know.
3. Oorvi from India - Master philosopher and creator of cool doggie gadgets.
4. Ari- The Maine canine naturalist aka teacher
5. River from Georgia - who is blessed to belong to a wonderful human who loves and rescues dogs.
6. Happy from Malaysia - who really is a happy doggie and spreads happiness to all her friends.
7. Maggie & Mitch - the Conneticut brother and sister Airedales who are so well loved by everyone
8. Guiness & Shiloh from PA, the 2 big cuties!


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow, those look like delishus meatballs Kess, we're drooling here! You can have garlic, it's good for you (so are some herbs)and helps keep fleas & ticks away, Mum puts it in our BARF!

Amber-Mae said...

WOW!!! Those meatballs looked sooo freakinz good! It's been some time since I cooked meatballs. Maybe I should do it again soon. Looks like you loved it! Thanks for the award too.

bokjae said...

Merry Christmas to you Kess! sorry a bit late! :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
Congratulations on your award and thanks for giving it to me!
Both versions of the meatballs sure were delicious!
Kisses and hugs

Molly the Airedale said...

awwwwww, thank you so much for saying such nice things about us, Kess! You are so sweet!
Those meatballs are making us drool! yummmmmmm

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

One Little Birdie said...

Those meatballs looks extra yummy! mom's gonna have to make some of those for us very soon. We eat raw food, so we probably won't have them all cooked up, but the stuff is good stuff either way.

Thanks for the award! We really appreciate it.

River said...

My mom loves meatballs but never makes them, go figure. BUT, this reminds her she'd like to have some today so she's going to the store, hurray! She doesn't use onions so we can all eat the same ones. Thank you for the suggestion.

congratulations on your award. You have a very interesting, informative and fun blog! And thank you for passing it to us!

love & wags,

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Yummy! Looks good! I would have wolfed them down too!

Kathryn and Ari said...

Kess, thanks so much for the award. We're honored to receive it from you--and to be included in a group of such great dog bloggers.

Happy 2009!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kess,

Congratulations and thanks. The award is beautiful:)

I thought I'd share this with you - Mercury n Cameo looked at your family pics and said that your family is quite like ours! 2 Humans and 1 Canine. And the canine is six-year old...just the way it is in our family:)

You look so cute:)- quoting Cameo and Mercury...and I too think so!

Wish you all a very happy new year!

Licks n Wags,

Sugar the Beagle said...

Hey Kess,

You're so lucky to have such awesome food for dinner! Rane went to x'mas and new year party without us, how sad.

Meanwhile, we'll like to wish you a

Happy New Year ~

May you have a fun and wonderful year ahead!

Sweet Licks,
Sugar & Posh


Barky New Year. We hope that many good things come your way in 2009.

Essex & Deacon

Thor and Jack said...

Hey Kess!
Those meatballs look yummy! I am drooling here!
Congrats on your award!
Happy New year!


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Happy New Year Kess and your Mommy!!

Wow the meatbalss looks yummylicious. The Mommy makes me meatball too but use look more tasty than mine.

Hope you have a wonderful year. Me and the Mommy had a scary New Years Dar but were are of thnbaks to our nieghbor.

Love ya...Mona

Lindsay said...

Happy WROO year, Kess!

Those meatballs looked delicious! Both versions! I think The Girl will maybe make some later this week for me!

Brown dog kisses,

i said...

Happy New Year! Hope you're having a good start to the year after wolfing down those yummy meatballs! I wish mine would make some too.

Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it to us. It's really sweet of you. We're glad to have your friendship too.

Thanks for signing my guest book.