Sunday, February 27, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Scary Noisy Sleet

 I used to be allowed to hang out in the tub when we lived in our apartment.   I was respectful and didn't dig at the textured base but it changed when we came here and mom didn't want me doing damage to Landlord Bob's bathtub so I was only allowed to be in it when it had water inside and I was getting a bath.

Yesterday, the sleet was so loud and so scary that I tried once again to hide and be safe~

She heard me climb in and she waited to see if I would "behave myself".   I was a good girl♥
Bless you for letting me stay♥

Sleet is sure noisy and very scary stuffs!

Happy Saturday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Molly


Friday, February 25, 2022

Nature Friday

 We are joining Sunny this week for Nature Friday~

It's not easy finding interesting nature stuffs to photograph but we're giving it our best shot.



Sorry that it's blurry.  Mom was so excited to see bulb greenery poking out of the leaves!
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
As we are posting this, the sleet is coming down.  Fun fun!

Love ya lots♥
Molly


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like to whisper in your ear.
I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise.
It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.
Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The grey hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.
You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing, for just a simple moment of your time? That is all I ask… to slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me.
So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of other of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat.
Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.
I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just “One more day” with me. Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see?
If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me not as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mom or Dad,” come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another’s eyes, and talk.
I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general. You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am. I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet” – I know what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.
Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self. We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very sweet and short.
~~Author J.D. Ellis~~

Love ya lots♥
Molly

Friday, February 18, 2022

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday~

We walked yesterday ahead of the wind and rain that happened last night and it's still whipping and raining this morning.    There sure isn't much of anything colorful to find.

Don't laugh too hard.  Mom found a tiny feather and that was it!
Is it safe to grab my ball?
Mom says this was a very fun puzzle to work.

Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Molly

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Trouble on Wednesday

 We have a beautiful and warmer day today (in advance of rain and high winds coming in) so I am taking full advantage~

Something smells really good over here.

I wonder if the woodchucks have woken up from their winters' sleep and ventured out yet?
Mom thinks so because she knows that I'm rolling in something stinky!
Yes, mom - I'm coming right away!
Maybe I'd better stay out of trouble and just enjoy the warm sun on my furs.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Love ya lots♥
Molly

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day

 Happy Valentine's Day to all of my wonderful friends~~


Love ya lots♥
Molly


Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sunday Selfie

 

Love ya lots♥

Molly

Friday, February 11, 2022

Nature Friday

 We are joining Jakey this week for Nature Friday~

It seems like forever that we've walked with the freezing cold temps and then the freezing rain, etc.    We have been having warmer weather and it's sure been nice.

It's great to be out and about and sniffing again!
We found pretty red berries.
The andromeda is looking alive!
This house has the prettiest wreath for Valentine's Day on the door.
Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥
Molly


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Woodchuck Wednesday

 Hellooooooooooooooo down there!


Love ya lots♥

Molly

Monday, February 7, 2022

Molly Monday

Look - I have my very own ice skating pond!

I'm skating! 
I don't think I'm cut out to be a skater.  The ice is cold and slippery~
I got it, mom.   Ice is NOT nice.  Stay away!
Happy Monday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥
Molly


Friday, February 4, 2022

Friday Groomies

 I think she missed a spot!

Mom groomed me on Wednesday and Mackie was here yesterday to get his AireCut.  
Here's winkin' atcha~~
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥
Molly with Mackie


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tasty Tuesday

 We made Cheesy Turkey Parm Meatballs.   Mom saw the recipe on FB and it looked so yummy and everyone was raving, which made her want to make them too.  

  • ¾ cup crumbled firm tofu (about 4 ounces)
  • ½ cup ricotta (about 4 ounces)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  •  Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, cored and sliced lengthwise 1/2-inch-thick
  • 3 cups marinara sauce (about 24 ounces)
  • 6 ounces sliced provolone cheese,
  •  Cooked egg noodles or other pasta, for serving
  •  Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • I have never had tofu before it's been cookered before.  I like it!
    1. In a large bowl, combine tofu, ricotta, Parmesan, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, oregano, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, and mix until well combined. Add chicken and gently mix to incorporate. Lightly wet hands to prevent meatball mixture from sticking, then roll into 24 (1 1/2-inch) golf ball-size rounds.  Mom didn't need to wet her hands.  The mixture wasn't sticking to her hands and fingers at all.  
    2. We had too many meatballs for one pan so we had to use two.  
      In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium. Add bell peppers, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add marinara sauce and meatballs, and stir gently to coat the meatballs in the sauce. Bring to a boil, cover and transfer to the oven to bake until meatballs are cooked through, 20 minutes.
    3. Mom didn't use bell peppers - just Rao's Marinara sauce and she thought the hardest part was turning the raw meatballs over carefully. She ended up using two spoons to flip them. 
    4. We weren't sure if our pans could go from stovetop to a 375 degree oven, so we covered them and cooked them on top of the stove.  Mom cooked them for 20 minutes and turned them and cooked them for 10 minutes longer.  
      The larger pan cooked an additional 10 minutes. 
    5. Top with provolone slices, slightly overlapping, and bake until cheese melts, about 3 minutes longer.
      Finally, the meatball is cook enough to give it the taste-test.
      They are absolutely fantastic and mom says she's saving this recipe and will be making it again.  
      Happy Tuesday and Happy February First!
    6. Love ya lots♥
    7. Molly