Dog’s Promise #cooking #food #dog #mincemeatcookies

He said…

‘Time to go home.’


‘Food.’ So we went…

The signs were good.

The smells even better.

But then it all became a bit of a faff…

I’m a patient dog.

And I like bowl scraping noises, like any mutt.

But some promise more than they deliver.

I’m always hopeful

But a dog can wait, while there’s all this chopping and beating stuff…

A boy might as well go and do a bit of guard duty. There’s that cat, you know…

Eventually he said they were done, though what were these ‘they’?

‘Mincemeat cookies,’ he said.

‘But mincemeat has raisins and I can’t eat them.’

‘I know,’ he said.

I thought, surely this isn’t some mean trick?

Hooray! Chicken.

He was happy too, though, frankly I don’t know what the fuss is about.

Apparently they’re from Annette, who always says lovely things about me, but he says it’s hard to send them to her, so hopefully this post being dedicated to her, now she’s home after months at the vets, will suffice.

Thanks Annette, from both of us! And the rest of you, go visit her! It makes sense…

As my mum used to say, ‘If you want to get ahead… get a hat!’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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38 Responses to Dog’s Promise #cooking #food #dog #mincemeatcookies

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Poor Mylo… but chicken isn’t bad compensation…

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  2. Aw… Dog! You and I shall dine on chicken and I shall feed you homemade peanut butter goodies, whilst I scarf the mincemeat cookies! ❀ Best welcome home ever.

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  3. Nice dedication to Annette’s homecoming, Geoff.

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  4. Darlene says:

    How nice of you to make mincemeat cookies for Annette!!


  5. Darlene says:

    How nice of you to make mincemeat cookies for Annette!!

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Great kindness from the man in the hat.
    Great fortitude from the dog and the cat.
    Bread News that your home Annette πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  7. Mary Smith says:

    Those cookies look good. I’m sure Dog is happy with his chicken. Great post and loved the photos.

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  8. Good to hear directly from Dog

    Liked by 1 person

  9. CARAMEL says:

    I like the look of the mincemeat cookies. I am not enjoying mince pies at all because pastry is making me feel ill. But I think a mincemeat cookie sounds delicious.

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  10. Marsha says:

    Poor Mylo. Puppy Girl knows what part of the cookie she can eat – raw – no chips, no raisins… She also gets the end of the bowl scrapings made into her own cookie. What she doesn’t know is how spoiled she is. Chicken would do nicely as a desert, though. πŸ™‚


  11. Marsha says:

    They take everything as their just due. I think people doe the same thing for the most part. Until they are forced to do without. πŸ™‚

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  12. Elizabeth says:

    I am most taken by the bottom hat with the braided ties. Is that one handmade?(Dog looks great too as always.)

    Liked by 1 person

  13. poor Dog!
    My stomach aches for him.
    But that hat.
    Are you sure it’s not the regalia of some failed cult leader?

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