Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It's a Cookie Puss!
Things continue to be a bit gloom and doom over here. We got the news the preliminary recommendation for Nebo is euthanasia and the procedure is tentatively scheduled for this Saturday. We get confirmation on Wednesday; because it is a no-kill shelter, they take euthanasia very seriously and Nebo's case will go before a board who will make the final decision. I also got confirmation that Nelson and I will be permitted to be with Nebo, and for that I am grateful. I am very glad that the last thing he sees will be the two people he loves the most and that the last thing he feels is how much we love him.
My brother turned 28 yesterday. I made barbecued chicken, grilled corn, and a green salad at his request. It was delicious. We finished the meal with a Cookie Puss and I felt like I was back in 1985. I was totally feeling the urge to peg my pants and watch Footloose. It was a great celebration and great fun, which we really need around these parts.
Oscar was enthralled by the Cookie Puss. A cake made out of ice cream? All that brightly colored icing and gel? Oh, the kid was salivating, even after I allowed him TWO ice cream cones. At one point, he was hovering over the cake with his mouth open, getting ready to just bite into it. We had this conversation:
"Oscar. Are you going to bite that cake?"
"What do you think is going to happen to you if you bite into that cake?"
"That's right. You will get a time out. Go see MeMe and she will give you a bite of her cake."
So, then he just sat there, hovering over the cake, mouth open. You could see he was weighing his options: Bite the cake and suffer a time out or don't bite the cake and don't get a time out? Would the bite of cake be worth it? Would I really give him a time out? Would a bite of someone else's cake taste as good as sinking his teeth into the big cake?
Ultimately (thankfully) he chose to have a bite of MeMe's cake and spare himself the time out, but it definitely took him minute or two to decide. I can't say that I blame him. It was a damn good Cookie Puss.