Monday, March 30, 2009


Yesterday, Mom and Dad were watching a movie and we heard Mom ask Dad, "Do you want some popcorn?" That is one of our favorite things to hear her say - it is better than going for rides or walkies and almost better than dinner.

Mom went into the kitchen, and we all went along to supervise. We heard that wonderful sound - like hailstones hitting on our tin roof when we have a summer storm. Then we saw Mom put butter and oil in the pan and before long she was shaking the pan as we heard the pop-pop-pop of popcorn popping and smelled that aroma like no other.

When it finished popping, we saw Mom pour it into her big blue bowl and put just a tiny bit of salt on it.The she brought the bowl into the living room with all of us following close behind. Mom and Dad are sneaky when it comes to passing out that delicious treat. A Scottie stand won't get a piece of it - can you believe that? Not all dogs can do a Scottie stand - Java can't.
To get a piece of popcorn, one must "sit pretty" and then Mom or Dad will throw a piece of popcorn for you to catch. Sometimes if you miss your piece or it gets intercepted by one of the others, they will take pity and toss you another piece. Piper, who is the youngest, gets to sit closest to Mom and Dad, and the rest of us fan out around him. Lilly has found out that is she stays back the farthest, that she can run in and scoop up anything that gets dropped or missed. If a piece happens to land behind a chair or under a table, they tell us to "leave it" and for the most part, we do. Then whoever is around when Mom does the cleaning gets the treat of stale popcorn - not quite as good as fresh, but better since only one gets it!

Until next time,

The Arrroo Crew at Rocky Creek Farm.


Asta said...

Oooh , I love popcown too..It sounds like it has been taken to a whole nothew level at youw house. FUN!
smoochie kisses

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Wow that is a lot of work for a piece of this popcorn stuff. It must be mighty good food to sit pretty for and then just get one little piece! Our mommy would have given that Scotty stand a nice big bone. She hasn't been able to teach either of us to do that. he he---we are strong willed at times.
Smooches from pooches,BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love popcorn too! Isn't it such fun when it gets tossed to you and you have to catch it! We need mom to make us some too! Now you've gone and made us hungry for it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

GoldenSamantha said...

Ohhhhh! It looks so good, but tummy still healing, so I can't have that - but you look so cute standing pretty for popcorn!
Hugs and xo,

Mason Dixie said...

I have never hap pop corn? Mom does not like the smell so I have no idea if I would like it or not. =(

The OP Pack said...

Oh yes, popcorn is good and with real butter!!! We know all about the catch-it-or-lose-it deal. For the most part, the humans here won't toss food, so there won't be any fights.

Woos, the OP Pack

Obie Trevino said...

I did the Scottie stand the other day when I saw mommy carrying Oreo's collar. I miss her so much. :'O(

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