Dog Day: Where’s Mum?

“Elsie, it’s so boring around here when Mum isn’t blogging as often. I mean, I miss my place in the spotlight. . . “ “Don’t worry, Chaser, she’ll be back in a day or two.  She’s just been really busy with work.” “Yaaaay!  I’m so happy to hear that!  Yippeeeee! Whoo hoo!” “I know–isn’t it […]

Dog Day: Celebrate All Moms!

Although I am not a mother and I lost my own mom many years ago,  over time I’ve come to feel that Mother’s Day is nevertheless a cause for celebration.  As Oprah Winfrey is fond of pointing out, motherhood is the hardest job on earth.  I wholeheartedly agree; and the older I get, the more I […]

Dog Day: The Girls Meet M.C. Escher

[ONE LAST REMINDER: THE MAPLE SYRUP AND LAYER CAKE GIVEAWAY CONTEST ENDS TOMORROW!  IF YOU HAVEN’T YET, BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO ENTER–MORE DETAILS ON THIS POST.] Years ago, a friend at university introduced me to the massive tome Godel, Escher, Bach.  I was fascinated by the concept of discernible patterns that spanned […]

Dog Day: Be Mine

“Mum, I heard it’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m practising my best come-hither look. . . do you think that cute Henry will notice?  In the meantime, would you mind peeling me a grape?” ** “Hey, Elsie, is this how you do it?  How’s this, huh? What do you think?  Is this come hither? Huh?  Well, I […]

Have a Wonderful Holiday

To everyone celebrating today, whether Christmas or just time off– Hope your holidays are joyful, relaxing, fun, filled with delicious food and in the company of loved ones! [NB.  No dogs were harmed in the making of this photo, despite the fact that Chaser looks like a terrified deer in the headlights.  She really is […]


Mi Mum tuk off th kone becuz i wuz so sad. ** Now Im happee I playd with Chsr tody. But she bits my ear maybee i shud put th kone bak on. Thnks for asking abut me.  Wht grate blog buddys yu all are. xoxoxoxo Elsie **Also becuz i kept hittng th wall and […]

Extreme Meme, an Award and an Injury: Some Non-Food Tidbits

Recently, I was tagged by Kelly at The Pink Apron and River of Wing It Vegan to share 7 random facts about myself, and Giz at Equal Opportunity Kitchen to do a blog-related meme. I do enjoy memes (and love reading about others through their memes), but I must admit that I am finding it more and […]

Dog Day: Happy Halloween

Possible Captions: “”We are peasant babooshkas who have toiled in the fields and lost our fortunes, so please give us some food.” “We are cute little homeless girls and we have lost our fortunes, so please give us some food.” “We are (food)bank robbers here to get our fortunes, so give us some food–or else.” “Mum, we […]

Dog Day: Sibling Rituals/Sibling Revelry

Some people say that having a dog is like taking care of a three year old–forever.  Sometimes, when The Girls engage in their morning play rituals, I think those people are right.  Here’s a little glimpse into canine sibling relationships. . . .it all starts when Chaser wants to play (which is pretty much all […]

Dog Day: No Food Today

No food today, my love has gone away. . . No, not really (well, unless you count chocolate going away).  However, today’s blog title is a bit of a double entendre: first, since today was Day One of my detox regimen (no wheat, animal products, sugar; and NO GRAINS), I do somehow feel as if I’ve had […]