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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Frank's Giving Day

Doogie and Daisy

Are eagerly awaiting
the arrival of

Happy Frank

Let Doogie tell you the story . . . 

"When I was a young pup
and new to Linderhof
Dolly the corgi told me about

Happy Frank

on the fourth Thursday in November, said Dolly, Happy Frank comes and leaves treats and toys
for all good little dogs

I asked Dolly how she knew those things
How she knew more than me.
She told me the legend was told to her by Ollie.
And How did Ollie know, I asked.
Dion DiPoochy told him, she said.

So I believed that first year I was here --
I believed in 

Happy Frank

and how he brought treats to good little dogs.
Which I am, most of the time

When Daisy came to Linderhof,
I shared the legend of 

Happy Frank

And like good little dogs, Daisy and I are early to bed
so that

Happy Frank

can come tonight
and bring toys and treats to all of us good little dogs."

"Surely" said I, "Happy Frank won't think that tearing the stuffing
out of sock monkey is a BAD thing?"
"Will this mean that I won't get a treat and a toy?
Does he remember and write down things that you've done all year long?
Oops, I may be in trouble here!"

"And as Daisy and I  sleep tonight, visions of homemade cookies dance in our heads!
And I promise not to sneak any more cookies out of the basket -- but don't tell -- THEY don't know that I do that!"

Do You celebrate

Happy Frank's Giving Day?

And does Your dog get a treat and a toy


Happy Frank's Giving Day?

Doogie and Daisy are sure that tonight

Happy Frank

will leave them a treat and a toy . . . !

One of us will report back tomorrow!