Chili, Laundry and Dog Play in the New Year

Happy New Year from The Unexamined Dog(s)!

January 1, 2012 was productive yet relaxing, and entirely uneventful.  (Translation: No unexpected trips to the vet like last Friday’s bloody massacre/nail clipping.)

I cleaned the house, watched mindless movie marathons on cable, and made an outstanding batch of Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili.  I highly recommend the recipe . . . especially the full bottle of pale ale that I added to the recipe.  If you’re not adding wine or beer to chili, then you’re doing it wrong.

While I was tied up in the kitchen, the dogs were left to their own devices.  When they’re not busy sleeping on my clean laundry or barking at invisible boogeymen, they do a pretty good job of entertaining themselves.

Buster slept it off afterwords on a fresh pile of clean laundry.  Pretty sure he’d just been outside rolling around in dirty snow too.


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About emily douglas

Emily Douglas authors The Unexamined Dog blog and writes regularly about "pit bull" advocacy, humane education and the parallels between the education field and the dog world. Emily and her dog, Peaches volunteer as a registered therapy dog team in the Southeast Michigan area, where their visits are affectionately known as Peach Therapy.
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