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March 7, 2006

So when I was transporting Pugsley the Eagle Pug down to New York on Saturday I stopped off for lunch at the Cracker Barrel. Mmmmm. If anyone out there is doubting my steel resolve and discipline, consider this – how many of you could dine at Cracker Barrel and not consume any carbs?

I am here to tell you it was no easy feat but I did it. Instead of my all time favorite mashed potatoes, I ate turnip greens and a salad as my 2 sides to go with my pot roast that was so tender it flaked off the fork. I’m like a freakin’ warrior when I want to be.

Those of you familiar with Cracker Barrel restaurants also know that they have a very cool retro gift shop where they sell things like moon pies and 5 and dime candy, 50’s nostalgia and memorabilia. Fresh off the rescue, I must have been feeling like I wanted to spoil my Pugsley even more rotten that he already is -- because in their dog section of collectibles I found this ceramic dog bowl shaped like a martini glass.

pugtini.jpg Around the rim inside it says “It’s Mutt-tini Time! And on the bottom is written “It’s been a Ruff Day!” It came with a placemat that looks like a cocktail napkin and a stuffed green olive toy that squeaks. They also has Cosmo-Paw-Litan martini bowls but they were pink and too girly for Pugsley. He's all boy.

Now before you go thinking he is too spoiled – keep in mind I am only letting him eat out of it on special occasions. For Sunday dinner I gave him some heated Little Champions wet food served in his Mutt-tini glass in celebration of the Oscars. But he probably won’t eat out of it again until Easter. After that, not until his birthday.

In other news – I am scratching my head trying to figure out what to wear to my brothers pending nuptials. What does one wear to their brothers wedding in mid-April when it could be warm or it could be cold? Also, he has informed us that it will be a casual affair. Right, but it’s still my brothers wedding and I want to look nice. Here is what I have swirling around in my head so far: It has to be sweet, simple, and understated. Maybe something 50’s style a la Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line, something halter’ish (if it’s warm enough) with stripes and an empire waist. I like empire waists. Something like this little Charlotte Russe number that I have my eye on at Ebay --brand new with tags, current auction price $1.50 with a couple hours to go! Maybe a frock with a little South American flair since my new sister in law is from Brazil and it would be a way to honor her. I am thinking vintage.

Posted by Lori on March 7, 2006 9:34 PM permalink



Casey commented March 8, 2006 9:24 AM

Lori -

1. LOVE the mutt-tini bowl, etc.! Isn't Cracker Barrel the BEST?

2. LOVE the dress on ebay but I would bring a light cardigan just in case.

3. Tell us more about the sudden wedding plans - have they been together for a long time? Why such short notice on the wedding?




Barb commented March 8, 2006 12:47 PM

I love the dress and think it will look GREAT on you! Pugsleys martini bowl is too cute for words!!



sammy commented March 8, 2006 9:26 PM

These guys may be cute too....
Hairy Lobsters



Lauren commented March 8, 2006 10:26 PM

That's a cute dress...i think it would look adorable on you.

I love the Martini Glass for Pugsley! You come up with the cutest things!



Nicole commented March 9, 2006 12:12 PM

ok that is the cutest bowl ever!! Aww...my mom loved cracker barrel, there was one in new mexico, but not one out here in CA, at least i don't think there was. anyway...i should go to one, i am intrigued!



Anonym commented March 10, 2006 6:28 AM

Cute Pug :)



Joanne commented March 11, 2006 6:25 PM

Pugsley!! WE WUV YOUR FUNKY BOWL.... WAAAY CUTE!!! Joanne, Pugzelle, Biscuit, Pablo Pugasso and Chad



Ith commented March 15, 2006 9:51 PM

[sigh] Cracker Barrel.... We don't have them in CA, so it's many years between visits. Though I now have the hashbrown casserole down pat!


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