Sunday, April 05, 2009

Northwest Culinary Explorations

Klaus... this is for you. A little inside joke. Remember for the last two years when I was sugar-free and all I talked about having was a pain au chocolat? Well, the first bite is for you darling, I just wish you were sitting across from me and stealing that bite yourself.

Dad, I approve. I brought her here this morning to St. Honore Cafe because she hasn't been eating food that makes her happy lately. And I know that we all used to come here - and it always made us all happy.

And in more important news... I HAVE FOUND WHERE THEY KEEP THE CONES HERE.

Since we moved to our new apartment, I have not been able to find any damn pine cones. Little prickly balls of spiky fury, yes. I have found those. But those are not pine cones and those hurt when I crunch on them. These are perfect - a great size for getting 5 or 6 in a mighty Dale mouth (the better to keep them from mama and drop them in the street while we are frantically crossing - fun!).

Yes dogs of the Pacific Northwest, come to Couch Park! I have seen the pine-cone-shaped light!


Bogart & Lulu


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Pinekhones and pain au chokholat!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you both had yummy treats! Good for you!!

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

Petey said...

Ahh, pinecones! The perfect combination of stick and ball. Delish!

Your pal,


Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart and Lulu!
You two found great treats!
Glad you enjoyed them!
Kisses and hugs

Molly and Taffy said...


We are delighted you took your Mummy for some good comfort food and found some nice pine cones for yourself.

A good successful day out.

Molly and Taffy

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like your new neighborhood has lots of treats for both of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Martha Basset said...

Pine cones are just the best - glad you found them Bogart. Lulu, pain au chololat - how decadent - you go girl!!!
All our love
Martha, Bailey & Mum xxx

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You are so lucky to have found a place with pine cones.Chew one for each of us, would you Boggie? Since arriving in Phoenix we are totally cone deprived. Can hardly wait to head back home to the pine woods!
& yum yum to the pain au chololat. The best way to use up carbs!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

TwoSpecialWires said...

Pine cones? Is that an Aire-thing? We're afraid they'd prick our tongues. Guess we'll have to try it to find out, cuz we see 'em on our walks. Now pain au anything... we're SURE we'd like that.

We're hungry now. Time to get up.

Jake and Fergi

Joe Stains said...

I am glad you have both found something you like to snack on!! Although, your Mom's stuff looks better to me, I don't think those pine cones would even fit in my mouth.

Deetz said...

That food looks delicious! Look at all the pine cones you cool is that! I really liked your fortune cookie and it couldn't have been said better. I missed seeing your precious smile Bogart. Always in my heart

Digsby Mac Feegle said...

I keep telling my mom to look for you in the pearl since she works there. She said she hasn't seen you yet but I think she hasn't tryed very hard. I love french fries.

Rufus said...

Oh Boggie,
Sally and I are very busy trimming the bushes(15 years young) and then there's the trees...Momma says I'm part beaver. I haven't tried cones but I will. Sally is hunting birds and Papa has given us both yeck cause we got Meese under the deck and being terriers we're suppose ta take care of vermine...
Now we think we all got rights about choices and he does like the peanut butter traps so go at it Dad. (Darn I licked on last night and brother that was wicked.)
Good work taken Momma out for a snack, you are doing a fine job of taking care of the pack.
Rufus Bud

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Awww, Bogart! You look so cute with those cones.

Noah the Airedale said...

Bogie, forget the pine cones matie, go with the pain au chocolate.

Noah x

Persephone and Buster said...

whoa....chocolate and pine cones... sounds like it's time for fondue! msmmmsmmmmmsmmmmmsms good job bogart...keeping your girl happy..
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue too

Nelly said...

Well done taking your mum to have the pain au chocolat Bogie. Neat pine cones. Pity we can't get to Couch Park...
Nelly xx

William Tell said...

We have not tried pine cones, but we'll be sure to look for some now!
Glad you enjoyed your time together today.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Kess And Her Mama said...

You really look like you're enjoying yourself in the sunlight with your pine cones Bogart. Good shot!

Moco said...

A yummy treat and pine cones. Portlland does offer something for everyone.

Stanley said...


I knew your internal cone tracker would come through for you. Are you singing the praises of Oregon pinecones in that last photo? Hmmm?

Glad you and your mama got a chance to revisit an old haunt, and that your mama could enjoy some good pastry. It's never a bad time for pastry if you ask me.

Goober love,