Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday Mischief Blog Hop

Muffin Mischief
Tucker, our Golden Retriever always loved getting treats. If we happened to stand by the treat jar, he would sit and clear his throat until we realized where we were and give him one. Anytime I baked, he always felt it was only fair that he was given a "sample" taste. Of course, birthdays were always his favorite times of the year because it meant a giant chocolate chip cookie. It was the only time he sang. He howled along with "Happy Birthday" from the first note to the last. This tail thumped wildly as his waited for his tiny slice of cookie to be placed on his plate. He was a gentlemen about it and never took what was not offered.
One afternoon I had baked bran muffins and set them on the counter to cool. He paced nervously waiting for his complimentary bite. I washed the mixing bowls and while the muffins cooled, Bentley needed to go outside. We went out in the yard but Tucker sat down in the living room letting us know he didn't need to join us. We shrugged and went outside while Bentley took care of his business. Tucker was still sitting innocently in the living room when we came back inside.
I returned to the kitchen to brew some coffee to drink with our warm muffins for an afternoon snack. I filled our cups, grabbed the butter, and a couple of plates. Setting everything on the table, I went back to get two of the muffins. Hmmm, that's funny...there were only eleven muffins on the cooling rack. I asked my husband if he'd already eaten one. "No, I was outside with you." There was no evidence on the floor, one had not fallen, no empty paper cupcake wrapper, and no crumbs. Suddenly, a very guilty looking Golden Retriever stuck his big head around the corner of the cabinet. He gave me his "Mom, I love you...and you're a great muffin maker," puppy dog eyes. My first question was "Tucker, did you eat one of these?" His tail answered, "Thump, thump, thump." Translation: "Yes ma'am. It was yummy, I'm sorry, kind of, but not really."
While we were outside, he had gone into the kitchen, did a bit of counter surfing, snitched a muffin and devoured it paper wrap and all. Then, returned to the living room as if he'd never moved. Well played Tucker, well played.


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13 comments :

  1. Hey Tucker sounds just like my pal Benn, though he ate all his moms gingerbread - all of them. You can read about it on my blog today. BoL

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    1. Thank you for stopping by today! I read about the gingerbread culprit! They would be partners in crime for sure!

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  2. Our Tucker is full of mischief, too. Though he doesn't just eat muffins. Between Tucker and his brother and sister and their world-class sniffers, we have to keep everything up high and away from dog snouts--who would just love a taste of whatever's cooking.

    Susan and the gang at Life with Dogs and Cats

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    1. I learned the hard way...never trust anything on the edge or within snout reach! Thanks so much for dropping in to visit!

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  3. Nice work Tucker, but you shouldn't eat the wrapper! Just hide it under the couch, so when it is found, no one will remember what you "might have done".

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    1. Hahaha! It's the lack of opposable thumbs that kept him from peeling the wrapper, I'm sure! Of course, he was in a hurry to get back to the innocent act. : ) Thanks for the visit.

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    1. Bless his big golden heart. He is usually such a patient fellow but when opportunity presents itself...Haha! Thank you so much for visiting.

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    2. Bless his big golden heart. He is usually such a patient fellow but when opportunity presents itself...Haha! Thank you so much for visiting.

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  5. Tucker - that's a lotta fiber - a bran muffin AND the wrapper! I bet you agreed to go along out the next time they offered. :) Well played though, Tucker. "Oh no, I don't need to go out. I'll just wait here quietly." A perfect plan!

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    1. He was always such an innocent fellow! I never expected a thing! LOL! Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Indeed...a perfect plan! Thanks for visiting!

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