As many of you know from my last post, I got to play with my brother, Remi, again this weekend! It's like a dream come true...two times in one month! I can hardly believe my good fortune. I must admit though that the boy wore me out! I still consider myself a young and playful pup at almost 4 years old...I mean I tend to be more silly and playful than most but wowzers, a 7 month Ridgeback pup sure can make me take another look at my fitness level. ;) As you can see, I am clearly looking more exhausted than my bro...his little ears and playful expression let you know that he can get up and go at any moment. Me, I'm down for a bit longer. I even got hot enough to dig in the cool dirt and stick my muzzle in. I never do that unless I am really tired and hot. Mom and I must start training immediately as I must keep up with the little bro! ;)
I know what you are thinking, how innocent and sweet little Remi looks over there as I am carefully keeping my eye on him, but I assure you he is in predatory mode. He is silently and sneakily stalking his prey...ME! He really does do this stealth stalking thing...it's quite cute and then he pounces just like a lion!
Don't worry, I may be in need of conditioning but I am still quick enough to take off and escape with him in hot pursuit. For the most part, I can outrun him but I fear he is slowly catching up the older he gets. Mom, we MUST train now!
Eventually, I LET him catch me as I am in need of a break. Then, like a little shark, he attacks, but don't worry I do my own shark attack on him too. It's all part of the fun! ;)
After all that playing, we share a drink and then say goodbye.
Now onto the reason I was over his way in the first place. We were celebrating my Nanny & Grampi's 70th birthdays! Aren't they so cute blowing out their candles! Notice the picture in the bottom right corner...that is my Nanny and her two friends. They found this painting a long time ago and thought it was funny and cute how they resembled these ladies, so they bought it and now they take turns with it in their homes. They switch every birthday so now it is my Nanny's turn to bring it to her home. Also, you will notice the yummy cakes, red velvet and ice cream cake, that my Auntie Alison made...she's a great cake maker, at least that's what Mom says. I wouldn't know as they kept me away from the foodables. BOO! On the top right is my cousin Cody with Grampi...such a cute boy and almost ready to be driving on his own!
Mom always makes the rolls for family get togethers but she had never made this many. Luckily, they turned out great...she attributes that to the addition of sea salt and rosemary sprinkled on top. She got this little tip from Pioneer Woman.
She also made some of the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls....they were pretty tasty too and VERY sweet! One of these is plenty...no need to go back for seconds here.
And because I was such a good girl while the family celebrated, not only did I get to play with my bro, but I also got a booty rub from Mom. Ahhh, I love booty rubs! :)