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Dogs are not our whole life but they make our life whole Week 3 of life with Saang Chai.

It’s been a mixed week this week… we love our not so little “Soi Dog” puppy will he tell you it’s been all sweetness and light or will he tell it ….warts and all?

Woof,woof hello there…. I like this blogging bit I get to tell my story and yes in reply to my mistress I always am truthful …….well mostly…

I have been quite naughty this week ….woof…well I like my forever home, I have not had my own bed and yummy bones before…ever.. woof… so a puppy’s got to do what he’s got to do..hasn’t he? Ok then paws up ..woof… well it was more of a growl…I don’t want you coming in MY house..go away..my mistress is just for me, I don’t want to share….she stroked me and patted me and told me it was ok they were her friends..not mine..woof so I kept growling but they still came in….

WOOF..GROWL  not on my watch… you move …just move… growl..they just wouldn’t go so I reminded them every so often that it’s my house and my mistress. Oh Yehhhh..

She kept saying she was really sorry and she didn’t know why I was doing it…WHY?  woof woof it’s my house….

Well next day my mistress was talking to one of her doggy friends….  Uh oh… am I in the dog house…sounds like it…yikes think I’ll go and chew my bone…….nice bone woof….

Yeh we going for a walk..on goes the harness.. I am so excited that it takes awhile and my big master keeps telling me to stand still…but I’m going for a walk.

Ok out the door..uh oh..woof..Oh No! Not in truck it makes me sick…I tried to dig my paws in but I got picked up and put in……Oh No!

It was a quick ride and we were there..woof..it had lots of water and grass so me and Aston we just run and run.

SAM_7059We met some dogs but they were ok and I wasn’t bothered I had lots to sniff……Then my mum unclipped my lead and wey hey I could sniff and run all on my own it was fun..the water was nice but I only sat on the edge and dipped my paws in, is very big… that water goes a long way out.SAM_7067 SAM_7068 SAM_7070……..then it was time to go…my little master called me but I was having too much fun…..so my mistress said to him ” Come on Aston let’s go” and they walked off….woof…..Not having that! I soon run after them …woof..getting tired anyway…….then my mum..she is quite clever for a human said to my little master ” never run towards a dog if you are trying to catch them, walk away and they will follow”

How did she know that? she is one clever human.

I was sick  again on the way home, I don’t like going in that truck it makes me sick…..

Home…and bath time with Aston..that was fun…now sleep….

Woof..growl..who’s that!

NO! NO!

Woof uh oh…she sound fierce..

Lets try again..grrrrrrrrrr NO!

Woof my mistress is not happy…..everytime I even gave a little grrrrr she said ” NO! “

Oh dear… I think she doesn’t want me to do that and I think she means it…she always pats me and talks to me and tells me they won’t hurt me those people who come in my house…..but not any more …woof she is just saying NO! in that you will do as you are told voice…best go lay down and sleep……..But I still like it here…woof woof see you next monday woof woof .

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I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download FOOD!

Wow…. what a thought that is…just imagine trawling through your food blogs and coming upon this recipe that jumps out at you and ” You want it now” …….that just screams….  Eat Me !

You look in the cupboards and you have everything bar one item to make that dish, it’s chucking it down with rain, rush hour or the gas man is coming…..awwww damm and blast!

Just imagine if you could press a button and voila…it’s there ..right in front of you…

Come on ladies and gents it ain’t happening yet but I can tickle your taste buds with these delicious recipes. A lovely Thai Green Curry and Chocolate brownies although as I couldn’t get proper chocolate here..cos I don’t know if you are aware but to stop chocolate melting they add something and it’s nasty..yuk

So what I have done is made brownies normally…. no coconut flour and will try to get proper chocolate and make a batch for my next food blog….. we can then compare…good idea or what ..a double lot of brownies to sample…..mmmmmmm can’t be bad in my book….

Chocolate Brownies:

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup oil…I used Coconut Oil but can use vegetable or other oil of your choice.

1 cup sugar.

1/2 Cup flour.

1/3 cup cocoa ( unsweetened)

1/4  tsp baking powder.

1/4 tsp salt.

1 tsp vanilla extract.

2 Eggs.

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Method:

Put all ingredients except for eggs in food processor and blitz.

Beat eggs together and add to mixture, combine well.

Stir in walnuts if using.

Pour batter into 9 x 9 greased and floured pan.

Put in pre heated oven on 350( 175) and cook for 20/30 mins until shrinks away from sides of pan.

Remove from oven, cool and cut in squares. I sieved icing sugar on the top of mine.

Taste test: These are the first Brownies I have made for ages… the sponge is quite light but was more brownie like the following day. I prefer a more gooey, chewy brownie but they were ok.

Thai Green Curry:

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts cut into cubes.
6 Thai egg plant. cut into quarters……They are the larger ones in the pictures.
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sm bunch small egg-plant ( optional) Pea like size in Picture.
5/6 stems of Thai sweet basil (pick of leaves)
Large can or two sm cartons of coconut milk.
10 straw mushrooms quartered or use button mushroom.
Method:
2/3 tbsp curry paste( maybe start with 11/2) I don’t know how hot you eat curry.
Cook with tiny amount of oil to release flavour, add tbsp fish sauce cook for 2 mins slowly add coconut milk and simmer gently.
Add chicken, cook on simmer for 20 mins then add vegetables and Thai basil cook for further 20 mins serve with Steamed or boiled rice.
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If you are making veggie curry just omit chicken and add carrots and broccoli or veg of your choice.
When we had our restaurant, chef always put extra veg in mine as she knew I liked veg so can add to chicken curry as well if you like although that is not the norm just how she did mine.
You can use beef or pork instead of chicken if you like but will req longer cooking.
Garnish with sprig Thai basil and extra sliced  chilli… if req.

Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door! by Paulo Coelho.

There never was a truer saying and it’s fits my youngest to a T. In her words if she mucks up it’s like a train wreck……

She has led a turbulent life this beautiful, clever, amazing girl of mine. She has 3 beautiful girls who are polite, charming and do so well at school. They are an absolute credit to her, she is one amazing mummy.

I write this because for one reason or another she didn’t do well at school. But I believe with the amazing support she has had from her sisters and brother she has turned the proverbial corner.

She is going to back to learning and  will be studying Forensic Science. It has been a hard slog for her to get to this point she has retaken exams and just finished a massive essay on Forensics which she has cried over and said she was setting her sights too high but she has done it.

You are an amazing young women and we are very proud of you and you will find that key which will open that door for you my beautiful girl.

So chin up….and step up and away you fly……it will be incredibly hard work but you will do it we know you will. It’s just that you are taking the long way round and not the scenic route.But success will be even sweeter.

Love you more than you know as we do ALL our children……..

Thank you for reading my blogging friends it’s a big difference to my usual blogs but I just had to tell her she could and would do it.

Chocolate brownie cooking tomorrow so back to recipes for my next blog…..love you all be happy xxx

Dogs are not our whole life but they make our life whole…….Week 2 in the life of Saang Chai.

Well we have had our forever puppy nearly 2 weeks now I wonder will he tell the truth and the whole truth about his exploits this week????

Woof,woof hello there…. I like this blogging bit I get to tell my story and yes in reply to my mistress I always am truthful I was only licking that door post and it just crumbled.

SAM_7043But my forever mummy she told my master off for not watching me but he was busy in the garden so he sort of was…..  he now has another job woof( ooops).But my mummy said it’s an old house and it had to be done, so don’t worry …but she also told me not to do  it again and went and bought me a big bone to chew…was I in doggy heaven or was I in doggy heaven…woof woof……and she said I was a really good boy because I let her take the bone away from me while I was chewing it , she told my little master to do the same ….but that was okay because I got it back and lots of pats…mmmmmmmmm lovely bone.SAM_7054Time for a snooze after this I think.

I did get sent to my bed though  I just walked past another corner and thought I would lick it and the paint…well it just fell off…woof but my young master he sat and cuddled me..woof woof he stops me getting told off lots of times but don’t tell my mum or she will tell him off and that’s not really fair is it?…but I love my little mate he plays with me and runs about…… we went for a lovely walk yesterday up to the waterfall …lots of lovely places to sniff.

When we got back I had a lovely bath and we played in the water, he is good fun that boy……..they call him Aston..I like him woof……

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Woof woof a good week and I think I will stay here, everyone is saying I am a clever boy and I go outside now to do my wee wees and poops …… only because I get pats and cuddles but they think I am really good because I am a street puppy( soi dog) I have always just gone where and when I want  so I suppose they are right when they say I am a clever boy.

Did I tell the truth mum?……..” Yes sweetie you did”

Woof see you all next Monday I hope You enjoy my Monday blog If you do please Like and follow me 🙂

Some days you just have to create your own sunshine!

Well so far all’s well on the sunshine front but another severe weather warning has been posted!

No small boats to go out..means no fresh squid for salad but hey ho I can live with that, we have had enough drownings this season because people don’t heed the warnings  or the Red Flags…… does a red flag not mean the same in any language on a beach?  or they presumably think they are strong enough swimmers…some will never learn will they? So I can forgo my squid as long as everyone is safe.

Saang Chai is settling in well he is finding plenty to chew but I will let him relay that in his own blog on Monday folks. If you haven’t read his very first blog( I am told ) it’s very funny then drop by you won’t want to miss an episode.

OHHHH I can see some big clouds looming which means rain soon and more ants, I am over run with them got 3 big ant nestsSAM_7032 in my garden I think they like it here, 2 termite ones, this weather is certainly making them want to nest build and make the grass grow…. Methinks it’s time to call a man who can!

Wow sunshine again…….SAM_7041Here I am sitting in my office looking out , one minute it’s sunny and the next we have rain. So methinks best get to market before the heavens open because I’m sure they will..it’s Thai Green Curry  tonight if you would like the recipe let me know…I will be posting it on my next recipe blog along side Brownies made with Coconut Flour they look yummy ( in the picture) will they be yummy ? Will let you know for sure.

Bye for now have a lovely weekend , have fun, stay safe if you are swimming and you see a red flag…Love you all….   🙂

 

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our life whole.

Day 6 of the life of a Soi Dog called Saang chai who is now our forever friend and companion.

Well the first few days were ok we were just doing a lot of sniffing around and getting to know every nook and cranny. It was strange as I had never lived in a house.I spent my first 4 months on the streets and the man who I belonged to said he would do something nasty to me if somone didn’t take me and my sister away……. so a nice lady took us to Soi Dogs who were very kind to us and we lived with other street puppies in a big run …….but they fed us, gave us injections and an operation..woof not sure about that…lots of people came to see us and my sister went with 1 of them which made me sad but…..then one day a boy and some grownups came to see us….I liked the boy and he liked me so they came back and took me to their forever home.

My first night I was a bit sad so my mum put my new bed in her room, it was lovely I got spoken too and stroked and felt very safe and I was soon asleep and dreaming about a forever home with lots of love.

After breakfast the next morning……woof

My mum took me shopping for a new bed and a collar and some toys.

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It was very nice of her but I much prefer the little humans toys in the box for when she visits.. I mean who wants the latest squeaky ” Kong”

The gates my new master made for me are very nice and even nicer to chew…..I can even put my paws on the ledge and if I really tried I could even get over.

But my mistress..clever lady..she reads my mind and they came home from shopping with this silver stuff which made a funny noise and it’s now too high for me…at the moment..woof…do you think she knows that? I heard them talking and they reckon that by the time I can do that …I will be allowed out there anyway and I will come back and not run away..mmmmm now that’s a thought…just look at all that nice room I have to run and play in…so maybe , just maybe… what do you reckon.?

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I get lots of nice food , treats , lots of pats and cuddles and the boy they call Aston he runs around and plays with me a lot…I quite like him and he stops me from getting told off sometimes too…now that’s a good friend…woof.. But when they took me  in the truck to the playing field that was scary  I didn’t like it, so they bought me  home but when my master took me for a walk up the road in my ” New Harness” yes I have a new collar and harness it is a pretty blue colour…. I liked that and I was joined by a mummy dog and her 2 puppies so we had fun.

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My forever family keep telling everyone what a lovely boy I am and that I am sooooo good….well it is a nice house but I have now found some labels at the bottom of the sofa that I can chew…my mistress didn’t tell me I was  good boy for taking them off she told to go to my bed.Now that’s not fair is it?..she thought when I had taken the label of that I would then chew the sofa…now would I ? She didn’t give a boy a chance ..woof….

And this morning one of her pots just fell of the top and she sent me to my bed  again! I was just lucky that it didn’t have a plant in that one cos she keeps calling them her babies and saying how well they are growing…strange these humans…talking to plants…

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Well that bin in the corner of the  lounge looked as if it might be worth a sniff..nothing in that ….she had emptied it! But she caught me nose in bin and  quite nicely said no you must NOT do that..so before she toldme, I thought quick get in the bed….but my paw caught the fan lead

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…woof ..did I scoot…. it made a loud noise when it crashed  to the floor and I think it’s broken woof…..but my nice mistress did say it was her fault and I didn’t get sent to bed.

I did hear her saying that it was only 10am and I was just looking for something to do….. so I thought….. I know…… join the master in the garden……..Lets keep out of her way for a while and then she came and gave me a big cuddle woof, woof ……..I think I will like it here….

I’ll be back next Monday to give you an update on my week  with the humans and let you know how they behave…Woof