October 16, 2012
Good morning to you on this sunny morning. We're looking forward to temps in the upper 50's today with a chilly night in the upper 30's. The weather man says that we will be getting more rain later this morning. The rain has been coming in patches, at least giving us several hours of sunshine in between raindrops.
Have you ever let your furry kid help with the baking? Well, I let Pogo help me make the birthday cake. His job was to put the frosting in between the two layers of this heavenly tasting chocolate cake, and then on the top and sides. This, however, turned out to be a lot trickier than we had thought.
The frosting kept sticking to his paws, and then when he tried to lick it off his paws it would get stuck all over his little face. Finally though, he did get enough on the bottom layer and I put the top layer on top of that. The top layer proved to be even more difficult for Pogo. He would put a pawful of frosting onto the cake, but when he tried to spread it out it would rip up a chunk of cake with it.
Well, this went on all over the top of the cake. Poor Pogo was getting frustrated with the frosting not spreading like it should and finally jumped right on top of it with all four paws to hold down the offending frosting so that he could put more on. That did it! Now the top layer of the cake split into three large chunks. Yeesh! We can fix that though. We'll just fill in the large cracks with frosting. Maybe. Depends on whether or not the frosting will go into the cracks.
Eventually, one of the dwarfs came out to help Pogo with his frosting dilemma, and the (cake?) was finally finished. After we all had a good laugh, I took a photo of the finished product. I must say, it looks like a big whoopee pie with a cream and crumbles frosting. I guess we won't be making any more birthday cakes. It only takes fifteen minutes and a few bucks to drive to the market and buy one already decorated. However, here's our masterpiece!
Have you ever seen such a sad looking cake? I have to say that the birthday gal was quite gracious and said that it tasted wonderful. You should have seen the look on her face and her adult kids' faces when they walked in and saw the cake. Those kids actually started laughing! Imagine! Some people have no sense of humor! The candle was a big hit though. When you lit it, it played "Happy Birthday".
Next, let me show you the cutest Halloween gift that Dee Dee brought me a couple of days ago. It's my very own Pet Ghost. Her name is Genevieve Ruffles, and she is Frighteningly Fun. There is a clear opening on the side of the canister where Genevieve will appear and sing for you whenever you press on the top of the canister. This is so cute! I took a couple of photos to show you what it looks like.
That's it for today. Now I have to call and make Pogo an appointment with the groomer. His hair is beginning to get shaggy. I know that most Yorkies have lots of shaggy hair, but I like Pogo's little face clean and his hair short. He just looks so adorable this way. I just would not want to be the groomer. Pogo is very squirmy, and does not like you to touch his face, and he does not like hair clipping at all. I'll probably get charged the same as for a big dog. Ah well, that's the price of having the handsomest doggie in town.
I really need to get dressed now, and get a few things done around here. When my lady dwarf gets home from work, I have promised to take her shopping so that she can pick out something pretty for her birthday. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.