(Note: that cute pumpkin face is our pal, Linus the Airedale, drawn by his Mom, Jill.)
The foodables were being prepared and we were helping as best we could.
The green beans were trimmed.
The pine nuts for the stuffing and the almonds for the green beans were toasted.
The sweet potatoes were ready for baking.
The turkey was thawed and waiting to be roasted.
The pies were ready for transport from our brother's house.
The wine was chilled.
But, Oh My Dog,, something was wrong...very very wrong.
"What is it Jakey?" Mom asked.
"Where are my bowls???" I barked. "Who moved my bowls???"
"They're over here, Jakey -- just around the corner, out of the way so you won't get stepped on when the company comes. It's just temporary for tomorrow. OK???"
"OK, I guess so -- but it'll cost you. Just Harry and I will be watching to see that we get our share of the feast!!! It all smells so good already, we can hardly wait. One or two green beans isn't gonna' cut it!!!
"Got it, Mom?"
"You betcha', Jakey!!"