Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Last Thursday when I came home
I found this in the back garden . . .
with Dolly

My first thought was how did he get in --
our back garden is fenced

My second thought is that Dolly was in heat!
Which was why he got in.

But she wasn't

I posted his picture on Facebook
And not only got no response
but didn't even get a comment

We, of course, left him in the back garden
And next thing we knew, he figured out the doggie door.

And made himself quite at home!

Unlike Dolly he can and does get on the furniture
The top of the sofa is good for people watching and keeping an eye on the world outside

An afghan makes a good place for an afternoon nap

As does a pile of needlepoint pillows!

He's bonded with us -- but mostly with Husband Jim
He "cries" when Jim leaves in the morning

And mopes until he returns.

He and Dolly get along well

Although they do fight to see who gets the most attention.

And Jim and I try to treat them equally.

He's been at Linderhof five days,
we bought him a collar Saturday
But didn't name him.
Naming indicates keeping
and Husband Jim was adamant

Today we named him . . .

I've been enthralled with a new cookbook,
The Canal House, Vols. 1, 2 and 3

And for tonight's steak and salad dinner,
the Salad came from the "Winter/Spring" volume

 Mock Caesar Salad
Made with anchovies, it was really really good

And went perfectly,

With the steak
served with basil parmesan mayonnaise

Both dogs enjoy dinner hour
And hover mostly around Jim's end of the table
for he's a softer touch than I.
They enjoyed a bite or two of steak.
They prefer it without the mayonnaise!


Linda Metcalf said...

Good for you! That little guy knew where to find a good home.

Bernideen said...

Oh my - he's darling...I got a cat that way once. She had just been "dumped" by someone.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Doogie knows who is the great cook in your house, Martha! Dinner sounded divine! xo

Blondie's Journal said... sweet of you and Jim to take him in an give him a warm home and a name to boot. He looks like he's still a puppy. Do you think you will keep him? He's precious!