Monday, January 25, 2010

A Christmas Gift from Sally

We got a Christmas pressie in the mail on Friday! It was from our friend, Sally, who lives in France!
Sally was our hostess for the Project Wichteling.
She told us that she had a chat with Santa and he said that it was okay for her to send us a parcel. Thank you so much, Sally! You did not have to do this, ya know!
Who are we kidding! We love pressies!
A squeaky basketball! This looks like it's just my size! Somehow I think Mitch is thinking the very same thing! Is this a doggie shish kabob? We've never had these before! How very yummy they look and there are two in here so we don't need to fight over them, Mitch!
A rope ball! We all know how much you love your rope toys, Mitch, but it is pink, ya know!
OMG, check out this bone, Mitch! There are 2 of these too! This will give us something to do while we're supervising mom and dad in the workshop today!
Thank you so very much, Sally! We are totally blown away by your generosity! You are too kind!

Sally even sent mom a pressie!We have to be honest here. Mom had no idea what it was or what she was supposed to do with it so we googled it!

Foie gras is a popular and well-known delicacy in French cuisine. Its flavour is described as rich, buttery, and delicate, unlike that of a regular duck or goose liver. Foie gras is sold whole, or is prepared into mousse, parfait, or pâté (the lowest quality), and may also be served as an accompaniment to another food item, such as steak. French law states that "Foie gras belongs to the protected cultural and gastronomical heritage of France."

The technique of gavage dates as far back as 2500 BC, when the ancient Egyptians began keeping birds for food and deliberately fattened the birds through force-feeding. Today, France is by far the largest producer and consumer of foie gras, though it is produced and consumed worldwide, particularly in other European nations, the United States, and China.

Mom, get out the fine china for this! This is quite the delicacy! Wow! This is going to be very tasty! You'll be sharing with us, right, Mom?

Thank you so much, Sally! We were not expecting this and it was a totally wonderful surprise and most generous of you! Your Project Wichteling was a lot of fun and we hope you have it again next year! Consider us "in"!

Take a look at us! We're getting ready to board Sally's bus!
So until next time................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

40 comments:

Mango said...

Hey! Have fun on the big terrier expedition. Those are cool pressies. I bet there was plenty of dale action going on off camera.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mack said...

It looks kinda like the magical mystery tour!

Did you ever get a taste of the foi gras?

Gus said...

whew...wonderful pressies! Please report on the duck liver!

gussie

Cocorue said...

oooh foie gras....did you get to taste it????? nice pressies too

you sure are loved...
chikisses
coco

BRUTUS said...

Christmas just keeps on going for you guys, doesn't it? Had my eye on those shish-ka-bob thingamajiggies you got - mmmmmmm! What a nice friend to send something all that way from France, and even thought of your momma too!!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

How sweet of Sally and her peeps. We have to agree with Mack - it does look like the Magical Mystery Tour.


XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Andrea said...

Christmas is lasting a long time for you guys. Our mom says, "Everyday is Christmas at our house" and we like it that way!
Woofs and wags,
sitka

Ina in Alaska said...

You are such dear Airedales you deserve lots of pressies! We hope Maggie is enjoying her new diet too, is she allowed a teeny tiny bit of the duck liver? xoxo
The Alaskan Poodle Gang

animal lover, quilt lover said...

It has benn a long Christmas this year!!! You all got gifts and we got gifts!!! We like that!!!!!
Thanks for your visit and for the sweet complements!!!!
Yes my Mother was a pretty woman and she was pretty all her life!!!
Even at 90 the year she died.
big big kiss kiss for you guys,
Bambi, Happy & Fern

Samantha said...

Wowzers! So many pressies from dear Sally! Love that pink rope ball - looks furry cool! And mmmnnnnn - the fois gras will be superb little toastie crackers - yumzers! Enjoy all those gifts - we know you will!
Also love your DOG PILE!!!
Hugs xo
Sammie
PS - Saw the bus at Sally's and love it!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh what a fabulous package from your friends in france!
how fun!
xoxoxo
m & e

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Nice pressies from your friend. It's always nice to get surprises.
Way to go to your Mom, you'll get that sock finsihed! And that is some cool bus, looks like a fun ride.

love you guys!
tam

Sierra Rose said...

Nice pressies!!!! Lucky pals!
I'm eye balling the squeeky BALL!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

snoopydog said...

You are such lucky dogs! Adorable too, so I'm sure you deserve your lovely pressies! Have a great week Ros

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

WOWOWOOWOWOOOOOO!!!
Ehy guys!!!!!!!!!!
What a great great package you got from Sally!!!!!!!
We met her and she's very very very nice!!!!!!!
Sure you'll have tons of fun with all your toys and with all those yummy treats!!!

And...OMDDDDDDDDDDDDDD...we love Sally's bus!!!
But.....where are you going???
HAve fun!!!
And have a great week!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi M & M
How lucky you are to get a xmas present.......that is making for an extra long holiday season.
We hope you all enjoy your pressies.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome surprise parcel!

Tank woo fur sharing it!

Mom got a khan of that too - she enjoyed but was mean and did not share!

Sally and her Khan Openers are furry nice furiends!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ruby and Penny said...

What a nice surprise. Enjoy all those yummy treats.
Love Ruby & Penny

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
What a fantastic suwpwise fwom Sally such incwedibly nice pwessies. mommi is dwooling allovew the pootew..foi Gwas is hew favowitestest food..they eat it in hungawy a lot too..i hope you all enjoy it
I love that pictoowe..have a lovely twip
smoochie kisses
ASTA

The OP Pack said...

What a great package of gifts you got! And who cares if it is a pink toy, Mitch - just grab it and enjoy.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a nice surprise.. Yepper fine china is in order here..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Ludo van Doggy said...

What pawsome pressies! Mum would turn her nose up at the Foi gras, but I thinks it sounds yummy!
~lickies, Ludo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oooo boy! Looks like we should sign up for Project Wichteling next year too. Cool pressies and grub.
Smooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Teddy Bear said...

What a wonderful surprise all the way from France! I hope you'll let us know how the foie gras was.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Benny and Lily said...

What a great friend Sally is sending all those fun presents. Shish kabobs and everything!
Benny & Lily

Twinkietinydog said...

How appropriate, your Christmas presents from Europe arrived on the 25th! BOL as for the Foie Gras, I was wondering if Sally would like you to have it mixed with your kibble (because it's so rich).
Twink!

The Army of Four said...

Wow! What thoughtful presents!!! We know you'll enjoy!
Tail wags,
Storms

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Sally sent you pawesome presents!
My mom says she does not have a gourmet taste... she does not like foie gras! Hmmm...
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

happy said...

What a lovely package! That's so nice of Sally. Did you manage to get a taste of the foie gras?

Stardust said...

Thank you for the information, Foie gras is terribly expensive at where we live! I sort of wonder how mummy is going to prepare it. =P

Now Mitch, stay cool and still while the toys get loaded, I know you'll do better. =)

Eric said...

Ooo la la what fabulous presents! Can't wait to see what Mom does with the Foie Gras....

Wiry love Eric xxx

Thor said...

What cool presents!

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

How wonderful! It's still Christmas? How come we didn't know that?

Santa was way better to you guys then he was to us and we know him personally! Mommy says it's because you are better behaved doggies then we are.

Bone-it-pet-teet!!! to your mommy.
Luv,
Riley and Star.

Chef said...

Wow. You must be the only dogs on earth to sample foie gras! At least I hope you did. I can't imagine how delicious that must be mixed in kibble! Are you sure Sally sent that for your mom?

Hollie and Janie said...

What a wonderful surprise! great toys and great bones! I bet you'll have a blast on Sally's bus!!
Love,
janie

Clive said...

What fantastic presents you got and that foie gras! The NSLM's family love foie gras - something to do with living in Belgium for five years where it is always eaten on special occasions. It is one of the things they miss about being back here in Ireland - you can get some here, but never the same varieties and so much more expensive. Hope you like it.

take care
Clive

TwoSpecialWires said...

What a great way to wrap up Project Wichteling! Sally made such perfect choices!!! For everyone!!! Moma remembers enjoying foie gras in Belgium, when she lived there, just like Clive mentioned above! Such a very special celebration!

Enjoy!
Jake and Fergi

Puggle Preston said...

oh christmas in january too?! how nice!
oh foie gras! mom said yum yum..I wonder if it tastes like my chicken liver.
Hope your mom share some with you guys!
wags,
Preston

Sally said...

It's a pleasure to have you as friends. Now I can sleep well at night, as I Know that everyone has got his Santas Secret. And we hope that you will join us this year again.
Nice woooh
Sally

Inky and Molly said...

More pressies?? Sheesh... you lucky Dales, that looks like oodles of fun.

Pinkie is not sure about the foie gras thing and encourages everyone to gooogle how it's made and what it entails for the animal. There will certainly be none of that ever in our house so we'd be interested to see what your mum thinks of it...