Natty’s getting spayed on Tuesday. So, in a last hurrah for her ovaries, she had the awesomest day ever yesterday.
In the morning, she went to the ASPCA March for the Animals at Druid Hill Park.
She stopped to smell the roses. Er, dandilions.
She panted. A lot.
Then, she went to the Dog Beach at Quiet Water’s Park in Annapolis.
She was a bit skeptical about the whole water thing at first, just in case it turned out to be one giant bathtub.
But she got used to it. And Quick.
Turns out Natty is quite the litte beach bum.
After drying off in the sun she went and protested outside of the Maryland State House. (The green sign in the background says “No Dogs Allowed.”)
And posed for some glamour shots along City Dock.
And for the perfect ending to the perfect doggy day, she got ice cream at Storm Brothers Home Made Ice Cream
FOOD UPDATE: McGarvey’s crab cake sandwich for dinner Sunday. On Saturday I did a mixed grill thing from Jamie Oliver’s Italy book.
I skewered some sea scallops and seasoned them with orange rosemary salt (a bit too much salt, but still pretty good). Then flavored the sardines with a bashed up basil olive oil lemon sauce. Turns out fresh sardines are good. I’ve never used them before. So much better than the stuff in the cans. The only tricky thing is, it’s hard to keep them from sticking to the grill. I lost one of them to the charcoals and bits and pieces of the other four are still stuck on the bars. Next time I’ll have to go heavier on the oil on the grate. Also, I might try his butterflied sardine recipe instead. They’re a little on the bone-y side.