Hard to believe that April was the last Wiener Dog Monday.
I was sure it would be at least a monthly event.
But life has a way of keeping us busy and distracted and we sometimes easily forget about the wiener (dogs) in our lives.
Luckily, my buddy Ann has a unique way to remind me about wieners (dogs) just when I almost forgot what started the whole wiener topic in the first place.
But before I share the story she sent me via email this weekend, I wanted to share this fabulous little gift that arrived in the mail probably way back in April after all the wiener talk.
My friend Leigh Anne sent a cute little cookie cutter so I could make wiener (dog) cookies.
It was a sweet gift but Leigh Anne obviously forgot that I do not roll cookies, pie crust or knead dough. Those are my self-imposed baking rules.
But in honor of Wiener Dog Monday, I did buy a roll of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough, rolled it out between two sheets of wax paper and created these wiener dog cookies…
Yes, I am aware that they have abnormally large heads and one has an odd-shaped front foot. So now you all know why I don’t roll out cookies. Quit laughing Leigh Anne – I know yours would have turned out much better than mine!
Now, on to the email from Ann which could also go under the category of “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” (if I had that category). Or it could go under the category of “That’s Just Wrong on So Many Levels” but I’ll let you make up your own mind after you read the real life news story.
And not that there is any relation but I lived in a small town named Roscoe where my mom and one sister still reside.
POLITE WARNING: Do not read while eating.
Directly from Ann’s email:
OMG!!! Consider this article for Wiener Monday!!! Dan and I were enjoying this lovely Independence Day morning by reading the paper out back and he read aloud to me this article:
Lapdog gnaws off owner’s toe: A disabled Alton woman decided to have her one-year-old miniature dachshund, “Roscoe,” euthanized after it is believed to have gnawed off her right big toe while she was asleep. Linda Floyd, 56, who has no feeling in her toes because of nerve damage from severe diabetes, discovered the toe was missing after awaking from a nap. A veterinarian said the toe had been bandaged because of a healing hangnail and that may have somehow attracted the dog.
(The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Friday, July 4, 2008-Illinois News)
Ann’s opinion after the story:
…I think she could have done something better than have the poor dog killed, though!
Of course, I had to read this aloud to PhilBillPaul and Granny and we agreed that we thought killing the dog was a little harsh. Then again, PhilBillPaul had a pretty good point when he said, “How exactly would you word that ad in the paper?”
Owner took a nap, dog ate toe. Carnivorous wiener dog free to good home.
There’s no good ending to this Wiener Dog Monday. Just a sad story that really had two unhappy endings. My personal opinion is dogs shouldn’t sleep in people beds and up until now that was just because I have pet hair issues. Now I have a whole other reason I had never even considered.
On a totally unrelated note…there is still time to nominate yourself for the Wife of the Year Award and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday. Just click on the link and leave a comment nominating yourself and tell us why!
Granny leaves tomorrow and we will seriously miss her – even though she did try to ride in my front “I am running for Wife of the Year” seat in the car Sunday – which I thought was a little pushy. 😉
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