Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Baking, with some Help

The other day, I spent the morning making pies for dessert for after our Greyhounds Rock meeting.  When I bake, I usually have ingredients spread out all over the kitchen ... I clean up the mess when I'm finished.  After I put the pies into the oven and I was in the process of putting things away, the phone rang.  I walk and talk while I'm on the phone and, during the course of the conversation, I wandered out of the kitchen for a while.  When I returned, I found this.

I felt a bit like a character on "CSI", following the clues to determine exactly what happened.

Earlier, I had been shooing a very-curious Alice off the high counter.  She was fascinated with pie making, and she wanted an up-close view.  Her little fluffy feet would probably be a perfect match for the fluffy, floury footprints that now covered my counter.

They led from the flour container, across the counter ...

... onto the bar stool and on the rug below.

Needless to say, the flour in the container was emptied into the trash and the container was thoroughly washed.  Having cats in the vicinity while I'm baking is one thing ... having them actually IN the ingredients is entirely different.

The pies were delicious, by the way.


  1. It was Alice in the kitchen with the Paw. Just like the game of Clue.

  2. Poor Alice! She really wanted a PIE and all she got was some flour.

    We've had similar experiences with dogs, and when we catch them there is often still evidence of their evil deeds on their paws or ears or nose.

    Cats probably clean themselves of the evidence more carefully!

    Wish Alice and the whole Hartwood Roses family a most Merry Christmas!

  3. What's the song? Go Ask Alice? Well, did you ask her?

  4. Oh thank heaven for curious cats, they make our life so much fun! hugs, Linda

  5. haha - Good thing you finished the pies before she got into the flour! I bet she tried to look all innocent, too!

  6. Ha! I loved the mystery of it....did Alice at least get a teeny taste of pie?

    I love pie...I don't blame Alice for being curious.

    Janet xox

  7. Thank heaven she didn't use it for a litter box! LOL!

  8. Precious! But don't you wonder what they do that you never figure out? :)

  9. Oh my goodness, Connie! I had to laugh out loud on this one!!! At least you can be thankful that she didn't tip it over and empty the flour container all over the floor and who knows what else!
    What kind of pies did you make by the way? And did you leave me any?? ;)

  10. OH my goodness, this takes me back to when we had cats... I mind is racing back in time.

    I see you have many furry members of the family and a Greyhounds.

    Thank you for visting my blog to see my new Grey, we thank you for your post and will come vists you again shortly.

    God bless and keep you all safe.


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