Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips and toast

Apologies to everyone if we haven't got round and commented on your blogs. Misery is battling a cold somewhat feebly and is verging on the delirious. She can't remember which blogs we have visited and which we haven't. We will have another go soon. I know that some of you have pawly mistresses too and for all your sakes I hope they are better soon. I know what a nuisance it is to have a pawly mistress.

Tough master on the other hand is going to work every day despite being ill. Now he said to mistress only yesterday, "Of course it is difficult for you, I have to concentrate on going to work, but because you are at home it is difficult to forget you are poorly."

Excuse me master. Mistress has ME to concentrate on. If she spent more time talking nicely (but not too much ie not when I want to go to sleep), feeding me treats, and giving me a few little caresses now and again, she wouldn't have time to feel pawly. And another thing, I don't want her to pull my fur out mind - I can do that nicely myself. Oh, and she needs to straighten my throws too. And change them more often. And write my screenplay. And share her food with me more equitably.

Which reminds me I have a Pippa Top Tip to share. I don't think I have shared this one before but I forgot to tell you about it at the time. It is the salad tip. Now, I don't like boring old lettuce but I do like some of the tastier greens. Rocket for example, or frisee, and escarole - the sort of things with a nice sharp taste to them.

As you all know, mistress is very greedy. So when she piles a load of greens onto her plate to go with OUR (vege) burger, it often hangs over the edge. When taking up position incredibly near to mistress, ie near enough to eat all the food at one go, but not so doing, thereby displaying total restraint and wonderful decorum, one can use one's snose to best ability.

A quick nonchalant flick, and a pile of leaves are on the floor. Of course, there may be some you don't want, but overall it is a good dead-cert method to at least get some scrummy greens. Just go through the ones on the floor and let mistress put the rest in the bin. She won't eat any of them naturally (they will probably be full of Pippafur as she hasn't swept up), but she is too tight to throw them all out, so I get to choose what I want. If I am very clever with the snoseflick there may be a few pieces of tomato too.

I am telling you about this good trick because sadly today I did not get the opportunity to practise it. In spite of being the pawliest mistress under the sun, she wasn't stupid enough to let the greens hang over the edge, or to leave her plate unguarded for even a second. In fact she kept trying to move it further and further away from me. And I was sitting so nicely too. The only good thing to say is that I ended up with most of the bread and butter because she doesn't really like it that much anyway.

That reminds me. How could I forget? NO TOAST. Stupid master nearly choked the other day so mistress has banned him from eating toast. Why did he nearly choke? Because he was busy talking to me and telling me I couldn't have all of his toast.

I think there are a few lessons there master.
1) Give me your toast when I tell you
2) Don't speak with your mouth full
3) Make more toast and then there is an equal share.

It is all to no avail though. Mistress made herself quite ill panicking about him choking and sometimes there is no arguing with her. So there is a toast ban in the Pippahousehold. For now. I need to work on getting it rescinded though.

I said I was going to post about the film project but I thought the toast news and the salad tip were more important. I will try and do it next time. Anyway I am going to have a bit of a nap and catch a few cats in my dreams.


Sophie Brador said...

Pippa, I have been getting my fair share of toast lately, and my mistress thinks I have become fat because of it. You can always make your way here if the toast ban continues at your house.

I noticed, BTW, that you have been flirting with Lola, who lives very near to me. And you call ME, La Flirtador. I caught you red-pawed, flirting up a storm with mademoiselle Lola. She is young and beautiful, but I don't think she was ever a Russian ballerina, so I have her there.

Come visit! We promise not to talk about hockey. Only cats.


Randi said...

Hello Dear Darling Pippadog...I am so very sorry about the toast ban in your doghouse...That's not fair...you'd think with the news of the food riots around the world that your poorly mistress would want to keep the doghousehold as calm & peaceful as possible & not instigate any riots from you...TOAST RIOTS...that's what you need to do...show them who controls the toast.

Once again, you steal my heart with all those handsome & alluring pictures of your darling face...oh my...*SIGH*

Love & Licks,

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs Pippa, iffin dis toast ban continues u can come here, i will git mama to make u lots of toast and butter, heehee her likes it a lot...sorrwy u mama iz feelin sickly, hope she gits well soon...

b safe,

The Army of Four said...

Oh, what handsome pictures of you! But Pippa, you look hungry. Like you haven't had enough toast. :( Are you OK? Poor sweet, handsome Pippa!
We hope your mistress feels better!
PS: I love fresh baby spinach! It's very tasty!
PPS: When you left your comment on our blog just now, I was making my post! We must be on the same wavelength!!! :)

Peanut said...

thanks for the salad tip. I just walk right up and try to take anything on the plate. Mom says I am not well behaved I tell her all food should be mine. Sorry about your master choking on the toast. We think Mistress needs to let him eat it anyway you can choke on anything. Even that lettuce.

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Pippa, we had toasties last night. You can come by our house. Mom made a whole bunch of them as we all like them at dinner and dad shares with us. Mom even put cheese on some of them.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Momo & Pinot said...

No toast to Pippa!?! What is going on??

Mom says baby spinach is good with vege burger, too! :)

Momo & Pinot

Asta said...

Thanks fow the salad tip..I love salad and sit in the kitchen when Mommi makes it..I always manage to get some..Iagwee awugula and stuff is the best! but I can't believe you have a toast ban..why should you be punished just cause youw Dad was clumsy..he should be banned..not you(let me know if you need me to send you toast)
smoochie kisses

Gus and Louie said...

we sure hope that your mom gets to feeling better.. Enjoy your time with her..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Lorenza said...

Hola Pippa!
Paws crossed for your Mistress! We wish she gets well soon!
Lettuce is boring but if it has dressing is delicious!!
Thanks for the tips but I think I need a chair to get really close to the plate!
Kisses and hugs

Pacco de Mongrel said...

hope the ill bug will go away soon...

Simba said...

I hope your Mummy is feeling better.

Simba x

Kathryn and Ari said...

Please tell Mistress and Master to get well soon. I frankly think you should be making buttered toast for both of them, but luckily Ari explained to me that dogs wouldn't deign to do such things. I stand corrected.

Thank you for your food tip, whicih apparently also works snow peas and green beans. Ari hasn't worked out the logistics of how to make it work with English Muffins and anything with cheese on it, but I believe she has applied for (and will no doubt receive) a grant from the National Science Foundation for this very important research. Perhaps you could co-author a paper with her?

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi ya Pippa! furst of all thank you fur visiting and leaving us celebration wishes. We haven't visited in a while ~ sorry blame mommy she gets fustrated a lot cos the computee freezes up on almost every bloggie we visit... we jus don't understand but

golly you looke pawsome in all you pics and sorry you got toast ban going on hope your famileee feels better soon and come to their senses!

Love Licks & waggin TX tails!

BenTheRotti said...

No Toast!! You should start a "Toast For Pippa" campaign.. I would start one for you but apparently I'm too wimpy!! Cheeky hound you are!! Careful I may get Mum to purchse you your very own Pippa Bandana... in pink!!

Mum eats a lot of the salad stuff with her cauliflower cheese bakes.. so I shall try that tip.. even though i will probably get a good old fashioned rollicking!

Hope your Master and Mistress are feeling better soon.

wimpy love,

Ben xxxx

BenTheRotti said...

Pippa you are too funny!! Ok.. no pink bandana.. i promise.. for now ;)

Ben xxxx

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

The salad tip is excellent, as for the toast ban, we believe that your master loves toast as much as you do, so you won't have to wait very long.

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

The salad tip is excellent, as for the toast ban, we believe that your master loves toast as much as you do, so you won't have to wait very long.

Lola Smiles said...

Pippa: did anyone ever tell you that you have the most dreamy eyes! :)

Toast is overrated Pippa - I always get the burnt pieces anyway! Bleh!!

luv ya
Lola Smiles

Kapp pack said...

I hope your mistress is feeling better so that she can take proper care of woo!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Helios said...

My M is very careful about her food dropping, but at least she keeps the last bite for me.... usually.

JB's Big World said...

Hi Pippa,
I know how hard it is to keep up on everyone's blog. My mom finally came home and now she says she has to work! I hope mistress is feeling better. I'll see you again soon.

One of the pack said...


We hope mistress gets well soon.
Now for another toast solution....
Remember: French toasties. To make them healthy, use non-preservative bread. Make sure to add ground flax seed for extra flavor. No need for syrup if you use a sweeter bread.
And, you get some protein. Yummo!

Great tip on the greens. We'll be practicing.

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Bella said...

get well soon to mistress.
Pippa thanks for the great tips - I like frozen peas - do you?