She is shaking!!!,” The look at me with disdain, and Scout, through her cataracts, confirms their notion. “You are so mean!!!” This is what I get on a daily basis when I walk her in a campground or through Petco.
“It’s Wishbone! Can I pet him?” Scout shakes convulsively and lowers her head.
“She is looking for an upgrade!” I tell them.
Off they go- I am such a bad mother, obviously. Just let us adopt the little thing!
Little do they know.
As I explained earlier, my Jack Russell is incarnate from a famous serial killer- do I know who yet? Not quiet- but pretty certain.
Here is a day in my life:
Scout locks me out of my camper not once but TWICE with my son in the camper. When she finally gets out, she high tails it to the petting zoo- I know this because I see everyone that was at the pool now standing up and STARING at the petting zoo. Everyone at the petting zoo is screaming, and a three year old dad (who is wearing a tropical shirt and flip flops) has Scout in his left arm and the goat in his right.
This only translates into TROUBLE.
I race down there, non chalantly of course, to see what is going on.
“She was hanging off the pig’s ear!!!!”
I grab here, apologize as usual, and make a run for the camper.
We head out at dawn. Hopefully, not to be tracked.
Last week there was the pet parrot, which I will not get into. I will say, I warned them.
People don’t always believe me- but I think that is why serial killers can be serial killers- they blend in.
I have been on the road with Scout for four months now. Tomorrow we will be home, and she will be there- after this summer, I think permanently except for the odd trip to the Piggly Wiggly.
Some of ya’ll know that I lived in Greece for a while during college. I loved it- particularly the food! One of the things I loved more than anything was a yogurt dip- thankfully, we can get good greek yogurt now…
1 tablespoon of finely minced garlic (or less if you don’t like garlic that much)
2 tablespoons of fresh dill (or more!)
2 tablespoons of olive oil (or less if you are on a diet)
1 tablespoon of lemon (or more if you like it!)
salt to taste
½ a cucumber- skin it and really mince it
1 ½ cup of full fat greek yogurt- mix it with some sour cream to make it really creamy!
Smear wooden bowl (or plastic if you don’t have a wooden one) with the garlic- add the lemon and salt- then add the cucumber. Next: yogurt and sour cream then dill. Olive oil goes last and drizzle a bit on the top.
YUMMMMM….Great on grilled veggies or ANYTHING! I love it with warm pita bread