Today Sloan had a friend over- Finley. Sloan's big on friends, and is a firm believer that every dog she meets, passes, and/or smells has the potential to be her next best friend. We've been regulars at dog parks, had regular playdates, and for a bit the dogs went to daycare once a week. It's very important to us that the dogs are social and know how to interact with other dogs. Max has a hard time with dogs his size or bigger, because he's intimidated and nervous that they'll hurt him, but put him with a toy poodle, beagle, or even a papillon and he is HAPPY!
Anyway, back to today- my friend brought Finley over to play for a bit and he walked in the door ready to go- and Sloan met him there! Max came over for a sniff, but wasn't a constant participant in the fun.
Finley is two. Sloan is not. But what she lacks in youth she makes up for in technique! Look at that shoulder-block!
(I know this picture isn't really in focus, but I couldn't resist posting it!)
She's got the moves.
A Lion King reenactment!
This picture cracks me up!
Finley taking a break- for about 20 seconds!
Before Finley came over, I baked an angel food cake. It's my favorite kind of cake, and has been a go-to for me since I was diagnosed with high cholesterol when I was 5. I began baking my own from scratch about 6 years ago and haven't looked back- although this means I've made every one of my birthday cakes and am often requested to make this one for gatherings!
Anyway, I was buying my eggs at Paxton's Farm Shop last week so I could make two different angel food cakes for get-togethers last week. While I was there, I realized that, while I had talked it up to Ian, I hadn't made his family one yet- and clearly I needed to, since I won't be here much longer!
(Angel food cakes don't exist over here- take a moment of silence to pity the Brits.)
Anyway, I made one-
frosted it with meringue icing (for the record, no, this is not "Fluffy White Frosting", but it is from the same page of my mom's 1970 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook- this is "Seven Minute Frosting"), and delivered it when I took Finley back home (after three and a half glorious hours of dog wrestling, chasing, and slobbering!).
Here's hoping it gets rave reviews!!
This is the face I came home to- SUCCESS!