When we moved to Colorado, one of the decisions we made was to start letting our cat, Tipsy, outside. She really seemed to like roaming around our yard and even though we knew that bad things could happen to her out in the world, we figured that it was better for her since she wanted to so badly.
Since it’s been really nice weather, she stays outside most of the day these days and kind of roams around the neighborhood. I don’t think she goes very far honestly because there are tons of other animals around and she’s generally scared of other living creatures.
So far she’s been very good about coming home every night.
Until last Sunday, when she just never came home! Betsy and I were pretty stressed about it, but just tried to remember that cats are generally smart and resourceful.
We posted a Craigslist ad, asked around the neighborhood, and walked every block. No sign of poor Tipsy.
Sure enough though, 48 hours later, she wandered home on her own.
I think it was maybe the happiest I’ve ever seen Betsy. And she claims to not even like cats!
For the poll this week, lets do something with berries!
And a few links!
Dutch Oven Battle – I’m a big fan of my Le Creuset pan, but I normally recommend a different dutch oven for people who are just starting cooking. There’s no reason to spend $300 on a single pot. This post shows why. Both perform pretty much identically for braising. (@ The Hungry Mouse)
Sweet and Salty Brownies – I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but when I do have an urge for some sweetness, I love it to be salty also. Especially chocolate. Salted chocolate is kind of my dream. So are these brownies. (@ Brown Eyed Baker)
Pork Belly Foccacia - All things I love! Pork belly is a bit sturdier than bacon, but I’m sure you could sub that. I could imagine serving this at a nice dinner party as an appetizer. (@ White on Rice Couple)
Rice Pudding Popsicles – Rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts (because it’s usually not super-sweet). These just look perfect on a hot summer day. I think you could probably add any kind of berry you wanted to them! (@ Delicious Days)
Have a great weekend everyone!