Gordon: Tuna has something.
I spin toward Tuna who is crouched in a hunting position by the raised dog water dish.
Me: What do you have? Is it a scorpion? Please don’t be a scorpion.
Gordon: It’s probably a lizard again.
Kid 1: What’s going on?
Me: Tuna has something!
Kid 1: Not again.
Gordon, dropping down to look under the water dish, because lifting it would startle the critter and the critter would run and Tuna would chase.
Me: What is it?
Gordon: It’s a pen.
Me: A what?
Gordon: A pen.
I lift the water dish and Tuna bats the pen across the kitchen and gives chase.
Kid 1: The chicken soft tacos were delicious, mom.
Me: Thank you.
Kid 1: But the tortillas didn’t taste as good as they do normally.
Me: That’s because they are not fresh HEB tortillas. They are the Mission kind…
Kid1, making big eyes: Oh no.
Fresh HEB tortillas are delicious but they must be eaten within 48 hours or they grow mold. They are preservative-free.
Kid 2: I can’t come over. Feel sorry for me.
Kid 2: You know how our neighbors have that really aggressive little dog? He is scared of Artha but when he smells Quincy through the fence, he snarls at him and barks. Quincy gets really upset but he is a nincompoop, so to prove his toughness, he bites grass and shakes it around.
Me: He what?
Kid 2: He bites grass. Because he thinks it makes him ferocious. He has now swallowed a bunch of it, so I can’t come over, because Quin-cinerator is pooping grass all over the porch and I need to make sure he is done.
We get store brought tortillas here in ZA, but they are honestly not worth the money you pay for them. my solution? I make batches of 24 and freeze them in packs of six. Also, Quincinerator lolzzzzzz
Please most humbly I ask post instructions how to make … Friend visiting from NE to me in Fla. Me: I must make him some nice burritos show casing fresh peppers grown year round. Checking off ingredients, yes, fresh from here here and here. Oh, no problem, there are no fresh tortillas around me… ha. Must make some fresh and freeze. Genius solution. Only don’t know how to make?
Mrs. Potatohead says
Doggie shenanigans ????????
Moderator R says
✍️ Bite grass to prove fierceness ✍️
I don’t think my dog understood that you’re supposed to bite the grass viciously not eat it daintily. Maybe she thought she was part cow.
+1 for the dog. My cat eats grass. But daintily.. and not all grass is equal in her eyes. Not sure what qualifies one grass from another, but most particular is she…flavor? Size? Shape? Grass is not just grass. Can almost she her thought bubble on this process of grass selection.
I could totally see Conlan doing this when he first started shifting ????????????
the funnies Friday….
I’m missing Frinnday 🙁
Thanks for the laugh casa Andrews
Moderator R says
We’ll get to enjoy Frinndays again someday, but for that to happen everyone has to rest and recover. Plenty of treats and surprises to come, no worries 😀
Thanks mod R….
looking forward to future Frinndays
Hope Casa Andrews and you get your well deserve breaks
Andrea Smith says
I miss Frinnday too, and wild fact be damned comments from us Kate fans ???? Good times!
Murphy, my 15 year old cat, will ignore anything that crawls or flys across his path. Always has. Drop a piece of ice on the floor and he will bat it all over the house until it completely melts or he puts it somewhere out of reach (under a closet or pantry door) if I can’t get to it first. Evil ice cube!
Ok those are funny! My Sassycat has been gone for several years now, but I still occasionally find one of her “toys”. She loved the plastic rings from the milk jugs and any plastic bottle cap she could grab from the recycling basket. I guess they skittered nicely hehe. But her hands down favorite toy was my mouse pad. Cats are so much fun
Have you tried freezing your tortillas? I just make sure they aren’t sticking together before I toss the whole package into a freezer bag. Fresh is best but I’m not wasting those dudes and they defrost quickly and warm well on the griddle.
It’s nice to know that the Quincy derp is still there under the more mature look. I’ve loved the Quincy stories and photos!
Fancy W. says
Oh, man, I had a cat loved to play fetch with plastic milk jug rings! I would throw them like a frisbee for him and he’d catch them and prance around, so proud of himself, looking purely silly with the ring over his nose.
God, that was almost 30 yrs ago, I’d totally forgot. thanks for reminding me!
Same! I also had a cat that fetched milk rings. So fun!
expensive toys from pet store.
Cat: ooh milk jug rings and crumpled paper.
???? mine preferred to play catch with those little nerf balls. Of course she’d only return it once or twice before I’d have to fetch it to keep the game going heh. And she liked solo soccer in the bathtub with a plastic ball. Noisy! I don’t miss the fuzz factor but I sure miss her.
Milk rings are the best, bar none. They are perfect to hook a claw into.
Oh! I do that with our local fresh tortilla brand! I just toss the package in the freezer, and then I can pull it out and let it defrost on the counter, or I toss them on a plate in the oven on low and peel them off the top and bottom as they defrost!
I also tend to refrigerate them in general as I came from the land of humidity and things would mold nearly overnight.
My heeler also likes to bite grass and shake it around, in lieu of biting other things. She doesn’t generally eat it for that reason though, so we don’t have the digestive issue with that. We do have gastric distress when she decides, for reasons best known to herself, that she needs to eat (as opposed to merely biting fiercely) goldenrod, fescue, or some other plant that is not generally considered dog food. It’s coming out the front end though.
Thank you for the pet updates! ????
If you need a longer-lasting tortilla for in-between the fresh ones, HEB also has tortillas in the fridge section that you cook up just before eating and they are incredible and keep *forever* (like weeks instead of days). They’re a staple in our fridge!
What is this wonder you speak off?
They have a few different options, but the ones we get are the the Mi Tienda Ready to Cook Flour Tortillas. They’re soft-taco-sized, but they also have a street-taco-sized one that’s even smaller. They contain beef fat, so they’re not vegetarian, but they are super delicious!
Sorry, not sorry… fangirling that Jessie & Ilona are here trading taco-tips ????
Kelly C. says
Those are good! We really only ever get the HEB fresh tortillas, and we put them in the fridge. They last a good long time in there. One of my sons eats bean and cheese burritos every day. He gets very sad if we don’t have tortillas on hand.
I was just coming to suggest these! They are AMAZING and have a more traditional texture than just the Mission brand. They are Mi Tienda brand and are over by the refridgerated cookie dough and Pillsbury rolls and that kind of thing!
They will still EVENTUALLY mold, but yeah they can last quite a while in the fridge and also freeze really well. You’d just need to thaw them a bit before putting them in the skillet to cook up. They aren’t great for snacking on since they do need to be cooked on a skillet, but they’re so so good for tacos!
My brother in law is from Mexico. He uses the refrigerated kind when he needs to save time. These are the refrigerated kind he has gotten us hooked on.
Yes! They come in a 50 ct pack at our Costco split into 2 sealed bags of 25 each. I usually freeze one 25ct bag and put the other in the fridge. To make life easy I cook 10-15 at a time and eat at will. They keep for weeks in the fridge. The only tortillas I’ve ever had that were better came from a tiny roadside stand in rural Mexico fresh off the grill.
My grocery and Costco also carry that type of tortilla. Sooooo good ????
Yes, I love those! You can even get them in my crappy little town (that I’m secretly kind of fond of).
Oooh! I’ve never noticed those. Thanks! I’ll have to take a look for them.
Taco Cabana sell fresh tortillas too. At least they did a few years ago. Once the super HEB was built less than a mile from my house, why would I go anywhere else? The pickup and delivery services are fantastic too.
Laura Martinez says
Funnies Friday for the win!
Love the pet news!
I have a funny story for you: my college daughter called, frantic, a couple of weeks ago at 11 pm: “Mom!”
“Soup peed on my homework!”
(Soup is her emotional support animal, who happens to be a chinchilla.)
I suggested she copy it again and she said it was her lab report. I eventually suggested that she cut off the peed-on section, paste the remainder to another page, and scan the whole thing in.
Thank goodness for online homework return!!
Pets! Sometimes they are just too much!
That reminds me of back when I was in high school. It was the night before my English assignment was due. It was notes taken throughout a novel over two weeks. I had my pet rat out will I was working on my calculus homework. Suddenly realize that I can hear my rat chewing on paper. Look over and he had eaten the whole top right side of the first paper of notes. Fortunately that was only my name, class, etc., not any of my actual work. We weren’t supposed to rewrite any of it. So I wrote my name again, and left a not pointing to the corner and said “Sorry my rat chewed on it.”
Teacher said that she’d had a lot of students over the years claim the dog ate their homework, but it was the first time she’d heard of a rat doing it, and given the proof (the chewed paper). Then she gave me permission to rewrite a page if the rat got to it, even if the assignment wasn’t supposed to be rewritten.
Thank you!! I needed the smile… animals and animals with familys help
Hahahaha @ the grass-biting, grass-pooping Quin-cinerator ????
Jean-ann Stump says
Thank you to House Andrews and the BDH for the wonderful animal stories. I want pets but can’t have them. It helps to live vicariously through other people.
Still trying to come up with a tortilla recipe so I can just make my own. There are a plethora of recipes online but I haven’t found the right one yet.
My cat Micha likes to catch things outside and then bring them inside to eat in comfort. Always lovely to find pieces of someone under the furniture. OTOH no rats or mice live in or near my house.
trailing wife says
Here is another recipe to add to your collection, Kate. It came with my first electric tortilla machine, unfortunately no longer made by that manufacturer. The original recipe called for plain Crisco, but I like the butter flavour. I imagine lard, beef fat, or butter would work as well, if that’s your preference. The combination of heating the Crisco and water in the microwave and mixing the ingredients in a food processor means the assembly stage takes only a few minutes, while making the tortillas on an electric press at the table means we all can start assembling and eating more quickly, and no one need wait long for another tortilla to be made.
Basic Flour Tortillas
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter-flavored Crisco, melted
2/3 cup warm water
Food Processor method: Place flour and salt in bowl of processor. Add melted Crisco, and process for about 3 seconds. With machine running, pour water through feed tube in a slow but steady stream. Let machine run until dough forms a ball. Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter. If dough is too stiff add a little water. Knead lightly with fingertips for 2 minutes, until dough is smooth. If dough is too sticky, add a little flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes before making tortillas.
Hand Mixing method: Rub flour, salt, and melted Crisco together with your fingers until completely incorporated and fine crumbs form. Pour water into dry ingredients and immediately work it in with a fork until dough forms large clumps. Sprinkle dough with flour and knead lightly with fingertips for 2 minutes, until dough is smooth. If dough is too sticky, add a little flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes before making tortillas.
Add 2 Tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to flour. Serve with fruit and powdered sugar, top with honey and serve warm, or serve topped with ice cream. Crisp fry sweet tortilla for a special touch.
Tried it tonight for dinner burritos. Excellent! Thank you this is the closest yet and will become my new base recipe to experiment from. (I’ve seen recipes that incorporate spices in the tortilla itself. Intriguing) My only change was in the fat because I don’t have Crisco, so I used 1 tsp butter and 3 tbsp lard to approximate it.
Two questions if you know the answer: How long will the dough keep in the refrigerator? will the dough itself freeze?
sorry, 1 tbsp butter
trailing wife says
I’m so glad my recipe was useful, Kate!
I’m afraid I have no idea how long the raw dough keeps — for six people (a mix of teens and adults) I make three batches, and never have leftovers. I imagine it would freeze, but I’ve never got that far either — given how easy it is to make when a food processor and microwave are at hand, having to wait to defrost the dough would be adding more work rather than otherwise.
Crisco is a solid hydrogenated vegetable oil shortening (https://www.bobsredmill.com/blog/baking-101/what-is-crisco/). According to the internet, Trex and Cookeen are similar products in England; Australia has Copha.
I was a Crisco fan until I learned what it does to arteries. For healthy cooking fats, I recommend coconut oil, which is solid at 76 degrees.
For animal fats, the good news is that if they are grass fed, the fats are healthy for you. Grass-fed is more important than organic.
Sorry, not American here: what the heck is Crisco?
It is the brand name for solid vegetable shortening.
King Arthur makes the best flour, with the most consistent amount of protein so you get same results every time. Company is employee owned.
We had indoor cats in NH but near a marsh so mice frequently got in. The cats loved it but my husband was less than pleased when he got in the shower without looking one morning and discovered one cat had used it to keep the “toy” contained until finished playing. He really didn’t want to start the day with mouse guts on his feet.
Our beloved boxer Sundae always greeted us at the front door after a long day at home alone (the kids’ schools and our jobs were 1.5 hours away) as she heard the key in the lock.
Sometimes, as we swung the door open, she would disappear, which was our cue that the kitchen garbage had provided hours of entertainment…..
These are simple conversations! They should NOT be making me laugh so hard! Poor Quincy….
Once you go H‑E‑B tortillas…YOU CAN’T GO BACK so now I sometimes I’m forced commit sacrilege by putting them in the fridge (it’s just me in my “household”). They’re not quite as good but still alot better than mission when you nuke them!
But whatever you do don’t get the H‑E‑B “home style” prepackaged- it’s a sick and twisted game.
Who could be afraid of that sweet face ????
Love the pet conversations. Sad that HEB is only in Texas.
Moderator R says
Honestly, if I ever make it to Texas, HEB is the first thing I will visit. Forget tourist sites. I need to experience it after all I’ve heard about it 😀
Dianna Kilgore says
we’ve getting Buckets here in east Tennessee soon. I’m looking forward to it Might take a whole day to check it out
Beth Leffler says
Wow. Tennessee gets a Bucee’s before ElPaso….Guess we really aren’t in Texas after all. ????
When we moved to Germany this year, my Buc-ee’s and my Bill Miller’s BBQ large travel mugs were the only kitchen ware that I brought. (We left all of our furniture and household goods behind in our San Antonio TX house. We’re purchasing new here.)
Me too !!
Lol, for a second I thought the title “Brainless but Alive” was referring to the Quincy photos. Poor, silly puppy.
Cheryl M says
Love the conversations. Here in Tucson no HEB, but several local companies that make amazing tortillas. I agree with Kid 1, the Mission ones are definitely meh.
Sara B. says
Tuna … mighty hunter
Artha … solid rock of german shepard dignity and self-assurance
Quincy … well, …bless his heart …
Moderator R says
Gotta love a goofy pup ????
Pam Roth says
I miss HEB up here in the northlands of Nebraska. I get a stare/Super Saver brand, Tacquiera. Mission sucks.. .I have a package 2 years old in my fridge…never opened, but no mold. Hmmmm
I call those keys and if icky tortillas “paper plate tortillas.” gor some contrary reason my husband prefers them.
I thought I was typing “those kind of” icky tortillas. so glad it’s Friday
Quincy sounds adorable. Show that grass who is boss.
Try giving Tuna a wad of loosely crumpled aluminum foil. They run faster than pens do.
My cat LOVED aluminum foil balls. It was very funny to watch her bat it around but I would cringe when she would chew on it, made my teeth hurt….
Danielle Danielle says
I miss the El Milagro tortillas from Chicago. The mission ones are horrible. I do not understand how they stay im business. We have yet to find a good local brand in Colorado.
Your stories of family/ pet life are always entertaining! Thanks for a bright spot in the day
“Quin-cinerator”! LOL. I love your pets.
Monica M says
I love the name Tuna. My cavapoo puppy is called Kiwi. Last week she made a yorkie friend called Toast. My millennial son joked she should find another friend called Avocado, for kiwi avocado toast.
Patricia Schlorke says
Quincy…the goofy dog who will destroy the lawn and fertilize it in one day.
Tuna reminds me of the two cats I use to have. When my mom would knit something, one of them tried to play with the yarn. She would very gently bopped them on their nose and tell the one to stop. Then they would try that with me while I was crocheting. They didn’t get bopped. I moved them off of where I was sitting.
Artha…the regal one who looks at everyone else like they’re beneath her. 🙂
I agree with Mission tortillas being yuck. When I want to make tacos, I buy the Old El Paso tortillas since I do not have a HEB store near me. There’s Central Market, which is owned by HEB, but they’re expensive.
Kelli Geyer says
There is nothing like a fresh H‑E‑B tortilla.
Kelly Jacobs says
The Great ???? adventure with a happy ending.
THREE days ago, my guy didn’t notice until too late that our cat, Borriss, had a chipmunk ???? in his mouth as he was reentering the house. Borriss immediately dropped his “present” when yelled at, and the ???? ran somewhere in our house. When I got home, I heard squeeling???? And I got to see where ????probably was hiding because Borriss was lounging in strange places, but I couldn’t catch ????. CHIPMUNKS squeal when played with and Borriss played soccer with ???? that first night even in our bedroom! ???? was elusive.
The 2nd night ???? squealed during “red rover red rover”, and Borriss cried bc I locked him and ???? out of our bedroom.
Today I tried again, without success to catch ???? with a net and a broom.
Then, while I was fixing dinner I saw ???? dash out from under the refrigerator and under the pantry door. My guy and I chased him and ???? ran down the stairs but ???? took a left into our Family room that has lots of hiding places instead of a right,-> out the open door.
We chased ???? repeatedly out from under all the family room furniture until ???? FINALLY ran out the open back door (as planned). Of course Borriss was off duty at the time, napping in the other room and missed ???? dashing ????here and there ????.
Now there is peace and quiet in the Jacobs homestead, ???? adventure
(cat and get away) stories OUTSIDE in the ???? tunnels.
Quite the adventure! Surprised the chippie didn’t die of a heart attack.
Quincy kinda reminds me of Skippy from Anne Bishop’s The Other series.
Clarissa F says
NANCY HASBACH says
Have a new puppy here. Our neighbors foster rescue puppies for the local feed store. Our daughter saw one and fell in love with little girl who appears to be Great Pyrnees/Bernese mountain dog (have pictures of parents). We had just grown out of the stealing shoe stage with our two boxers. They are six now.
Now everything has to be put away again but love having a puppy in the house.
So just another normal day? Pretty much sounds like our house. Thanks for sharing. This made me smile, big!!!!
I love that the Previous Post heading right below Quincy’s pictures says “Brainless But Alive”. I often feel that about my 8 month old adopted GSD. He play bow’s to the vacuum and will not get out of it’s way.
Its 70 here today so I opened the living room window. Its a little windy so the curtains are moving startling Dani who runs for the bedroom or around the couch three or four times before she hibernates under the bed again. Very timid, she nearly levitates if you sneeze. You’d think she was abused but she wasn’t. She was chasing a fly in the bedroom last night, leaping off the bed several times and knocked the clock off the table. She scared herself and finally quit, 2 a.m. don’t you know! Little darling.
Mmmm now I want tacos. Love all the animal stories.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Sounds much like our home. Cats who can’t cat.
Melissa Tovgaard says
My hand reared sheep ???? Iris got her head stuck in the fence the other day – trying to reach for sheep nuts (treats) I managed to pull her back through by sitting on her like a mini horse and holding her ears flat then pulling with ALL my strength. She wasn’t even grateful ????
Steve L says
You are all awesome. Thanks for the glimpse at your daily life. take care of yourselves
Sooo love your stories. Laughing and chuckling. Many thanks.
Hahaha the fur babies brigade. thank you for sharing!!
Linda Trainor says
hummummmha me laughing a little. now are you all well rested? good good good get plenty of sleep. dream
On the subject of tacos ????, if anyone is looking for a good crunchy one, our fave is La Tiara! Suuuuuper thin, so you have to be careful of breakage, but so good! ????
My beast grazes in the yard. I’ve had to take her to the emergency vet 3 times for meds and xeays to make sure she passes the moles, then she has meds for gastroenteritis for three weeks. she’s a wolf in a toy poodle body
Bill from NJ says
hmmm I guess I am not the only one…with our cat we open the sliding glass door with trepidation. I read about this wildcat that kills like 5 times what a cheetah does, that is our cat. best/worse one was a chipmunk head, just the head ( I maintain that like in ‘The Godfather’ it was meant to intimidate me in revenge for some unwritten rule I crossed).
then we have dog 1, that is afraid of a lot of things and her brother,dog 2, that isn’t afraid of much but had trouble, well,figuring things out ( like he gets puzzled going up steps he has done hundreds of times). on the other hand they will both fiercely bark at someone walking a teacup Chihuahua on the street in front of the house or at our woodpile that likely contains a cricket, or the smell of one.
This post makes me feel worse about my tortillas, better about my dog, and nodding sympathetically in regard to my cat (snake, baby bat, no pens so far…)
LOL, the HEB tortilla one had me laughing. We are in San Antonio and shop HEB all the time. But due to income pressure, we bought the cheapest ones they had. One time our kids were home recently and we made fajitas. They didn’t like the tortillas because I bought the better fresher ones! Not the cheapos!!
Debra K Hoffmaster says
In a former life, Quinn was a silverback gorilla.
Ah, Quincy! Sending you hugs! No fun when you get an unfortunate reaction from eating grass.
Our GSD had the same reaction to lawn sampling. He liked veggies, but didn’t understand that grass wasn’t a veggie….
I find it interesting how different dogs can be. Our shepherd when I was growing up only ate grass when his stomach was upset, and he always threw up after. My little dog now loves to nibble on grass all the time and rarely throws it up.
Oops. That’s what I get for not proofreading before posting.
My dog now *loves*to nibble on grass.
Moderator R says
CM Rod says
Wait, I’m confused. How do fresh tortillas get mold so quickly? I grown up with homemade flour tortillas and just made some last night. Never had mold issues. Once a large batch cooled to room temperature was wrapped in a lint free dish cloth and placed in a plastic bag we left them on the kitchen table. They were in four days at most. Am I missing something?
The fungal growth combo of humidity and heat. If your food isn’t filled with preservatives, breads and other foods will turn moldy in 2-3 days.
In the SE US, we open boxes, clip the contents closed, and immediately store said container in the fridge … and food goes bad in 4-5 days. A fridge is a moist environment, we can only control the temperature portion of that equation.
My in-laws live in a desert environment, they can open boxes, leave foods out, and the food stays “fresh” for weeks. They destroy our food supplies during a visit, because their storage habits don’t work so well in a different environment.
Personally, I store homemade sliced bread on the counter in a fabric bag, or in the freezer. My yeast beast spouse can easily eat through a loaf before it goes off.
Carmen Rodriguez says
No one asked, but if interested in making tortillas watch Jenny Can Cook YouTube video. It’s simple, quick and easy for beginners.
You can use any skillet or griddle it doesn’t have to be cast-iron. Warm up a full cup of water sometimes a tad more than her half a cup is needed. If your out of cooking oil or lard it’s okay to melt 3 tablespoons of butter. You can mix in the bowl. And of course use additional flour to dust your pin and surface. Tortillas don’t have to be perfectly round. Growing up my mom said she liked my Florida shaped tortillas over my Texas shaped. Boy do I miss her. Have fun!
I’m pretty sure when I was taught to make tortillas I was told to use an ungreased pan. Of course, don’t do that with a nonstick pan, but if you have the right kind of pan you don’t need any grease at all!
Thank you for sharing funny little interludes from Château Andrews! Made my night 🙂
Lol ???? ????????
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you, Ilona Andrews for the post. I ROFLOL.
Jupiter, the cat rescued (aka stolen from feral queen moving her kittens) and raised by the dog has been bringing “presents” for past 2 years. It started with field mice…. Voles…Baby birds… swallows.. wrens… and we are up to crows.
The live squirrel escaped when she hauled it thru dog door. No clue how 10 pound cat caught it either. The cat and dog had the best time that day “playing” and I had to replace the curtains in all rooms and window screen in bathroom. I can laugh now but at the time — OMG, what happened today?
So I totally understand.
My husband had a cat growing up that loved to catch squirrels and has a story about impressing a visitor who didn’t believe them by calling the cat napping on one side of the house and pointing the squirrel out on the next side. Of course the really impressive part is that the cat decided to come when called.
Donna A says
I think we get the Mission tortillas here in the UK too. Not being a connoisseur (and tortilla wraps not being such a big thing over here) my main issue was with the high price.
They may not be the same ones but it seems strange if we’ve got a brand of that name just coincidentally selling tortillas in UK supermarkets otherwise!
I like pitta and khobez more, especially as we have a good selection of Middle Eastern shops near me with bakeries, so not just cheaper but fresher (if only they made chapati too!)
It might offend the purists but I have been known to wrap my fajitas in khobez. And on one occasion a roti!
My mom used to say that with puppies with big feet sometimes the energy that should have gone into making their brains ended up in their feet and never really makes it to where it should have gone. 🙂
oh my god, kid 2 has all my sympathy. My doggo eats grass from time to time (he just likes the taste or something, he’s healthy dw) and it’s horrifying- especially if he’s eaten some longer strands ????
Hey, Mod R. I’m not sure you’ll be able to see this, but I think you’ll get a kick out of this. Makes me think of the Koo Kos
Those are really well-done. Thank you for sharing.
The poison pen. HEB is my favorite store EVER. Quincinerator. Life is good.
Kat in NJ says
Awwwwww, poor silly Quincy….I love him! He sounds (and looks quite a bit) like the first dog I ever owned- a very silly, comical, noble, and lovable German Shepherd golden retriever mix. That was almost 40 years ago, and I will never forget him ????
Debi Majo says
HEB tortillas last longer if you put them in the frig. You can warm them in a skillet (one side) or in the toaster, don’t let them bubble.
Even your brief conversations are great reading! Quincy needs a stuffed toy that looks like the annoying dog next door. Might get his point across better than grass! Also, go Tuna! Pens are better than scorpions!
Kim Kingston-Durgin says
HEB tortillas hot off the grill are wonderful. I buy the butter, flour and the Mitad Y Mitad (half corn/half flour) tortillas. They freeze wonderfully. I have found microwaving a single tortilla 20 seconds and then flipping and microwaving another 10 or so seconds will defrost and heat it enough for use. If the tortilla has been buried in the freezer for a while, wrapping it in a moistened paper towel prior to microwaving will give it the moisture needed to become flexible.
Pets are so entertaining. Thank you for including these snippets.
I keep my heb tortillas in the fridge and they’ll usually last a week or two. They also freeze well!
My dog one ate a packet of balloons and was pooping literal rainbows for days. My yard looked like it was covered in confetti.
I don’t know what HEB tortillas are, but I make my own and they are delicious.
The pen must be unalived before it gets us all! *dramatic cat voice* lol
My cats lick plastic bags to show how hungry they are.
Cats: “Look, Mom!”, lick-lick, “so hungry and starving that I must lick plastic bags!”, lick-lick, “Do you see?!?!?”, lick-lick-lick, “You are forcing us to lick plastic bags!!!!!”
(Aside: one of my cats came up with this and then the others LEARNED it from her.)
Me: It is NOT TIME for dinner! You just had breakfast 4 hours ago!
Jen Twimom says
I kid you not. I started reading your post and my cat, Charlie, jumped on the table and is now attacking a pen. Made me laugh.
When you cannot get fresh tortillas, the best are the Guerrero ready to cook tortillas (called Fresquiricas, which I never even paid attention to the name before going to look them up for that post.) They are at HEB in the bread/tortilla aisle. I’ve left these in the pantry for a while with no problem (is that ew?). You spend a couple of minutes heating up some and they have a good taste. I grew up in South Texas with fresh tortillas made by my grandmother and am quite picky about my tortillas.
We had a similar situation this week when my 6yo found a lizard inside – it had hitched a ride in on the potted plants, as we had our first cold snap in NC.
Of course, it was much more dramatic than that, as he came tearing into our bedroom at 6am shout-whispering “Guys, there’s a snake downstairs”.
It first took refuge in a vent, and then under the couch – finally we found him a) near the front door when b) the kids were in school and unable to “help”.
HA – what about the uncooked ones? HEB has some super good options for the ones which can stay uncooked in the fridge for a few weeks.
Aisha Dey says
This is literally made me laugh, imaging them talking like this is just so cute! Great Post & Information
Jeanne Ferguson Turner says
OMG, my Quincey, another gsd who I had several years ago was pretty aggressive but especially protective over us and other pack members who were Pomeranians under 5 pounds. Hilariously he was afraid of water, especially our pool which the poms loved swimming in and using it as a refuge whenever Quincey became “overly attentive” with them because they were both unspayed females. He would also eat inappropriate things such as lounge cushions, potted plants, bitter apple chew deterrent (the bottle!) and most memorably, a huge habanero bush covered in ripe peppers, all of which he showed no distress or stomach upset about. That one definitely had a cast iron stomach!