A year in the life of our Miss Riley


on August 6, 2014

I’m being honest when I say we don’t give Riley people food. She got a lot more people food when she was a puppy and hadn’t yet learned it wasn’t polite to help herself to our food. But even saying that, there are some exceptions. Fortune cookies, of course. Cheese is another — she’ll frequently get a bite when I’m cooking with it. She also likes shredded carrots — I think when I first started using them, she thought I was taking out a bag of shredded cheese, but she grew to like them (and non-shredded carrots too). And the last thing she likes is the thing I only let her do when I’m baking — lick the wrapper of the butter.

Even so, she’s not as crazy about butter as her brother, Xander, was — in fact, the wrapper-licking tradition started with him. It didn’t matter if he was clear across the house and sound asleep, as soon as the butter dish cleared the little compartment in the door of the fridge, he’d be in front of me in a flash, jockeying to get at the whole stick. Letting him lick the wrapper was a compromise, and of course, Riley couldn’t bear to be left out. I used three sticks of butter for my cake today. She only licked a bit of one wrapper — Xander would have gone for all three.


I’m going to state here and now: my coworkers, I promise you, Riley’s tongue got nowhere near my cake! 😉



2 responses to “Butter

  1. john h. michel says:

    he could have been a food taster for the Borgia Pope who wanted to be sure there was no poison in his food. Our cat can be completely unseen for half a day, as soon as the Fancy Feast can is opened…..he is magically right there

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  2. john h. michel says:

    apologies to the Pup………..make that SHE not he


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