I’m sure the four of you that read my blog on a regular basis (hi Mom, Granny, Aunt Monie and JMO!) were thinking I abandoned blogging because of our new family member. Not so! I am back and have cooked some awesome stuff over the last few weeks but just haven’t found the time to write about it until now. So I promise there are new posts coming soon, but in the meantime…meet Emmy Lou!
We went to the farmer’s market for peaches and corn and came home with a new dog!
Our favorite farmer’s market is the one on Tuesdays at Rice University. Its held in the afternoons so it is really convenient to stop by on the way home from work. Atkinson Farms always has great vegetables and we love love love Blue Heron Farms’ goat cheeses. They make this insane goats’ milk feta. And I always stop by the Grateful Bread stand for homemade worcestershire sauce and vanilla extract. You will not see me buying those at H-E-B again. GB also sells yummy pâté and flavored mustards.
Anyway, at the far end of the stalls is the True Blue Friends Animal Rescue. I always make a point to stop there and let the puppies lick the residue of everything I have sampled off of my fingers. Though Whit and I have talked about getting a dog over the past year or so, we never look really seriously.
But on May 24 I was walking up to True Blue and saw Emmy Lou and knew that she would be a perfect addition to our family. After hearing that she was a Havanese (read: non-shedder!!) I had to try to convince Whitney…. Luckily, he took one look at her and fell in love too!
She was really anxious and timid after we brought her home for the first few days. We don’t know much about her background except that she was abandoned this spring and found in a storm drain. I’d probably be a little nutty too if that happened to me. Based on her teeth (who knew?), our vet thinks she is about 1 1/2.
We introduced her to Milo’s sausages and Pupperoni and she warmed up quickly! She’s actually become a pretty chill dog — except when we have great-smelling food around!