A new look: Counter Dog

Did you notice the new look?!

Since getting Rachel in June, my life has changed quite a bit–everything seems to revolve around her needing long, long walks and lots of playtime to get her endless energy out. After the fact, I learned that American Labrador retrievers are “livelier,” to put it mildly. I assumed that being a rescue, she was a mix of some sort, but after more and more research, I think she’s just this breed of Lab that tends to have A LOT more energy. If she had her way, tennis balls would fly in the back yard to be chased for hours, towels could be chewed freely, cats would be up for the chase, walks would never end and the food bowl would have an endless supply. But this 55-pound puppy (now 1 year and 3 months) is also just as happy curling up in my lap in the evenings before bedtime.

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On the new and improved “Counter Dog: A girl, her Lab and their kitchen,” I’ll tell quite a few stories about Rachel, and continue sharing my favorite recipes. Because really, we all know that  everything is better with a puppy picture, even good food.

Tom joked (but we worried it may be true) that Rachel would become a “counter dog” because she does try to get food things to eat. Her nose can just barely reach the countertop. Once or twice, I’ve seen her paws up when there were really, really irresistible treats. She hasn’t succeeded quite yet, but she’ll keep trying. Her nose is at table-level, so it’s sometimes a challenge to keep her away from meals. And don’t even think about putting food on the coffee table. New Year’s Eve, she relished being able to knock down and eat an entire bowl of chips and pretzels. So, that’s why this blog transformation will be known as Counter Dog to tie together our shared interest: the kitchen. 

Enough about crazy pup. I’m still whipping up all sorts of great recipes, including those in the Tuesdays with Dorie blogging challenge with my mom. Soon, I’ll be sharing how our Focacia and Boca Negra turn out. And I’ve also got some other great posts lined up with recipes I’ve recently tried, and those that I’ve got my eye on.

Please let me know what you think of the change and share your comments!

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3 thoughts on “A new look: Counter Dog

  1. Julie says:

    Katie and Rachel,
    I love the new look!!! What about a few chickens to make life complete : )
    Julie

  2. Cakelaw says:

    I found your blog through Baking with Julia and I love your stories and pictures about Rachel. We just lost our dog in March, so it brings a smile to my face to read all about Rachel.

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