Friday, April 15, 2011

Rachel, Rachel

I have a new friend and pen pal and her name is Rachel. You see, I met Rachel and her parents at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago on the very same weekend that Rufus became the youngest Grand Champion in the history of the world. You know when he took Best of Breed at the Tibetan Terrier Club of America's supported entry at the International Kennel Club. Am I repeating myself? I really must pick up some Gingko.

Well, would you believe, Rachel is getting her very own Deep Acres Tibetan Terrier pup and she's busy researching everything so that everything is just perfect for her new pup. You see, Rachel is like that. She's a very thoughtful and enterprising young woman.

Dear Ms. Suddie:
I am very excited about the new dog! My mom has a jar that my family is filling up with money for the dog and for what it needs. I have thought of names and I like Luna and Harriet the best. I would like to know what Tibetan Terriers eat? What do Tibetan Terriers like to play with? By the way Angus is realy cute! I can't wait to have a dog like Angus.

Dear Rachel,
How great to get your note. It makes me feel good that one of my pups is going to be lucky enough to come live with a thoughtful girl like you. I wanted to send you this picture of Angus in his winter hat. I think he would look very smart walking next to you in that snazzy winter coat of yours (the one your mom saw in a magazine and sent a buyer to New York City to get just for you). Would you mind sending me a picture of you in that coat? I would love to put it on my blog along with your note.

I love both the names! Luna and Harriet! When I was younger I loved the book Harriet the Spy. Have you read it? After I read it I put together a spy kit and spent the next few weeks spying through all our neighbors windows. They were really happy when I moved on to my next thing. Well not really happy cause my next thing was selling what I thought was rhubarb door to door. You see there was a plant that grew on the bank behind our house and it looked very much like rhubarb. Luckily my mom (Or someone, I think my mom might have actually been out playing tennis in a very short skirt) intervened and no harm was done.

But I digress, don't I. We dogs love to eat a dog food called Wellness Core. It's grain-free and we like that. I think we will probably feed the puppies Wellness Puppy food, but I haven't decided on that for sure. I like to always be on the lookout for the most nutritious best puppy food out there. With our last litter of pups, we fed them Holistic Select Puppy food. I will keep you posted on this and as we get closer to the time your puppy is ready to come home to you I will send you a Puppy Info Packet that I put together that contains lots of good advice on bringing up puppy.

We dogs also love good ole' Milk Bone biscuits. We can't get enough of them. Our favorite chew toy in a synthetic bone made by WagWear that comes in lots of cool flavors like peanut butter, cashew, and pistachio. We seem to agree that the peanut butter is best followed by pistachio. I get them at a store in Dallas called Tails of the City. Nancy, the owner there, used to have two Tibetan Terriers. One was named Yankee Doodle Dandy cause he was born on the Forth of July. They called him Doodles. Anyway, Nancy is a hoot and I am sure she would send you a few WagWear bones once your jar starts to fill up.

Did you know that I love pasta. I'm only allowed a little bit though. Check it out:Suddie Loves, Suddie Loves, Suddie Loves Pasta
And check this out for some of my pups favorite toys:
Pups Favorite Toys
Hope to hear from you again soon.
Suddie and Roxie and ESPECIALLY Angus

Dear Ms. Suddie:
Thank you for the information and the pictures of Angus. Angus is now the background picture on our computer.

I haven't read Harriet the Spy but it sounds interesting. I think I will pick one up the next time we go to Barnes and Noble. Right now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I recieved some exciting news last week. I'm now in the accelerated reading program at my school. I'm reading with the junior high kids. Finally something a little more challenging.

By the way my dogs Mabel and Spencer like pasta. They like penne pasta and I love bow tie with olive oil and garlic.

Mom helped me attach pictures of me in my coat. She had trouble deciding which pictures to send. I told her to assume they were all good. She laughed and told me to go look up the words ego and then humble.
(P.S. I am going to ask my mom to make me pasta tonight.)

And today I was lucky enough to hear from Rachel again!!

Dear Ms. Suddie:
We are going to make the cake from your blog. I bet it will be delightful to our tastebuds. My mom and I can't wait to bake the cake this weekend.

I have a recipe for a chocolate mug cake and I will put it in this note:

4 T. flour
4T. sugar
2T. cocoa
1 egg
3 T. milk
3 T. oil (we like to use EVOO)
5 - 6 T. chocolate chips
2 drops vanilla exract
1 large mug

Add dry ingredeints and mix well. Add egg and mix well. Pour in milk and oil and mix well. Add chocolate chips and vanilla and mix well. Cook in microwave for 3 minutes on high. Cake will rise above top of mug so don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a little then tip onto plate. Serve with ice cream.
PS - I like the picture of Angus on the book.