Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Place at the Table

Today is December 1 so we're all thinking about what's in store for our annual Christmas expedition to St. Loulis later this month. But there are still a few November details to clear up -- such as how we spent Thanksgiving.

I, Just Harry, for one wasn't too sure what was in store for us. From Tuesday on, we kept smelling good things -- and doing our usual kitchen patrol. But -- horrors -- nothing dropped to the floor. Not the vegetables being chopped for roasting. Not the sausage being crumbled or the chestnuts being halved for the stuffing. Not the sweet potatoes being mashed. Not the canned pumpkin for the pie (although we did get a bit of pumpkin later). Not the cranberries or nuts or raisins for the sauce. And not the turkey. Bummer. But we're used to it. I've had a chronic urinary problem for over a year so Cruella is very careful about what I get to snack on. And since we live in an equal opportunity household, Jakey has to follow the same pattern -- except he eats different kibble.

Nevertheless, when Mom set the table and added the placecards for everyone, why there we were!!! Relieved, I decided to watch the dog show until our guests arrived and the festivities began. (Sadly, if you blinked, you missed the WFT best of breed; but lots of our friends got some good airtime -- incuding "the king of the terriers," a smart-looking airedale.)

So, although I can't report that we were regaled with yummy foods, we did get a place at the table -- and lots of love and scritches. And for that, along with the good wishes of all our friends, we are very thankful.

And now, on to Christmas planning!
Just Harry


Hamish Westie said...

All that delicious food and all you got was some pumpkin (yuk). UNBELIEVABLE!
Better luck next time eh?
Cheers, H.

Faya said...

Oh why don't we celebrate Thanksgiving here ?....pffff this is not fair....
Kisses, Faya

Gus said...

Hello Barkies...we can't believe you didin't even get a brussel sprout. At least we get most of the veggies, if they don't have onions in them. (like those bootiful peas...but they had those little teenie onion things. )

Let us know how the trip planning goes.


Scout and Freyja said...

Don't be sads that you just found us be happy that we found each other! We are so smiling whenever we make new FURends, especially during the holiday season. We are happy to know that you got some good things on Thanksgiving.☺

Asta said...

Jake and Just Hawwy
I'm so gwteful that youw Mommi loves you so much that she makes suwe you only eat what's good fow you, but I know whatevew you get is stuffed wif love!!!
Thowe placecawds wewe the most special I've evew seen..fantastic!!
Youw Mommi's table was bootiful and festive and I'm suwe all of you had a gweat time
smoochie kisses

Eric said...

A place at the table for you both but no food? Torture. Thought about reporting the leggeds for cruelty? But at least you get to sit at the table....

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xx

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Wow Jake,
My ears look just like yours. One up and one down. Mack has a condition, so he can't eat certain foods;thus, I understand about the food distribution. Mack can't eat some foods, so they generally don't enter the house. The banned foods that do enter the house are greatly received by me.
Sally Ann

Agatha and Archie said...

HOLD ON HERE JUST ONE SECOND...Let me get this straight...YOU GET TO SIT AT THE TABLE??AND YOU EVEN HAVE PLACE CARDS???AND YOU JUST SIT THERE???AND DON'T TRY TO GO FOR THE FOOD???? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?????? If that were us( and we can pretty well be sure it never will) WE WOULD BE WALKING ON THE TABLE eating all the food......It's an option for you boys to think about for Christmas..Love A+A

Kess And Her Mama said... guys are quite amazing. I don't know how I could resist all those yummy food if I got to sit at the table (which is probably the reason why I don't get to sit at the table:-))

Joe Stains said...

that is so cool that you had your very own place at the table! TOTALLY lucky! We are thankful for friends like you guys!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We were really worried about you two after your comment on our blog. Thank dog you at least got some pumpkin. Come on over to our place, we will gladly share our turkey necks. That is, as long as TD doesn't swallow all of them in one gulp.

woos, the OP Pack

Pee Ess, beautiful table setting.

Noah the Airedale said...

That sounds like a feast maties. Sadly we dont celebrate Thanksgiving. We'll just have to wait for Christmas before we enjoy a feast like that.....Hmmm that is assuming our pinkies make the effort to cook...

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you! We are going to add you on our blog list thingy, K?
Morgan and Maisie

Martha said...

These were very pretty pics Jake and JH.
We thought your table looked pretty and you guys were mega cute!
Now we understand that your fellow dog blogger will be disappointed at the lack of human food sharing but remember that is why we dogs are so much healthier!
We are sure the pumpkin was delicious.
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Dexter said...

Those dog shows are rigged! The WFT gang always wins. Grrrr...

No foodables? I don't know if you can live on love.


Molly the Airedale said...

No place was set at our table! You guys are sure lucky!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

Okay, the cuteness of that last picture is almost too much for my labbie eyes to take. You are too adorable.


P.S. Don't tell Joe Stains I said that.

Balboa said...

Oh man how lucky are you!!! I really gotta talk to my parents about this. Why am I still on the floor. Hey maybe Anthony can ask them for me, at least when he starts talking.

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