Last night our power was out, so I went to my mom's house to try to stay out of the heat. Tonka was of course thrilled to see Riley as they had not visited since sometime last week.* My mom was playing ball with Riley while I was making Velveeta Shells and Cheese over in the kitchen.* Tonka took up her usual position of laying just off to the side of the stove...hoping for me to drop some food.*
I had just drained the pasta and put it back into the pan so that I could add the "cheese" (if that's what it should be called).* I snipped off the corner of the packet and as I did, Tonka's face seemed to light up.* I swear she can smell cheese or anything resembling it from miles away.* I began squeezing this cheese stuff into the pot.* It did not squeeze out evenly so I tried to get a better grip.* I repositioned and began squeezing again.* All this time Tonka's interest grew more and more.* Then it happened....
The cheese packet flew out of my hand and a big glob of it flew through the air.* You could almost hear the drool coming out of her mouth.* There was a very quiet moment and Tonka began to look all around on the floor for this prize she had been so patiently waiting for.* But where was it?* She sniffed the air.* Where was it? She sniffed again...
I looked down to see a yellowish orange racing stripe down the middle of her back!* She kept sniffing, trying to find the cheese.* Poor baby!* All this time, Riley is oblivious to the whole situation, too busy playing ball with her grandma.* I grabbed a wet towel to try to remove the cheese.* Tonka kept throwing her head back trying to get to the cheese.* Sniff, then take a step backward, sniff, another step backward!*
Now I have Riley's attention.* She came running over and before I could stop her, her tongue was diligently cleaning up the mess on Tonka's back.* I don't think I've ever seen such a dejected, left out look on poor Ms. Tonka's face.* :
LOL I can just see it! I hope you gave Tonka a taste after all that! ;D
OMG! That is so funny! Great story.
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
that is too funny!
But poor Tonka! She missed out on the yummy cheese !
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Ah, poor Tonka!
~Jo & CoCo
Hilarious! "Mom, why did you put the cheese where the Frontline goes?! You KNOW I can't get at it there!"