Monday, May 6, 2013

Molly's Mexican Madness

Molly dancing the Mexican Hat Dance.  

Yesterday was CINCO de MAYO and the whole family decided to celebrate our Mexican heritage in small ways. I am not at all Mexican but I went along with the rest of the family because they celebrated Chinese New Year in honor of my, Mommy #1, Cousin E and Lil' One's heritages. We all had busy busy weekends so we aren't talking parties of EPIC proportions. But we did little things like jump around like wormy beans when it was time for a meal. Oh wait!!! I do that EVERY day, hehheh.

Mostly we are talking about EATING foods that reflect my Auntie's and Mommy #2's Mexican roots. Those roots are very very deep as their family goes WAY back to the days when California was Alta California and NOT part of the US.

Mommy spent ALL DAY prepping and cooking for dinner NOT OF WHICH I COULD EAT. She made frijoles which are beans that cooked all day. I snuck one that  fell on the floor. Mommy said it made me gassy but frankly, I didn't notice anything different. She also made arroz mexicano. Because of something called a D-I-E-T, she then veered away from Mexico and made a famous southwestern meal called fajitas. Those are a buncha veggies that she grilled and then ate in a tortilla. Smelled SOOOOOO good!

I got my usual kibble but also a special topper - UNmarinated veggies like zucchini and squash. Yum

Molly then decided to be a little SHOW-OFF and led us all in a rousing round of the Mexican Hat Dance. She thinks she is such a smarty because she can balance on two PAWS longer than I can.

I hope all of you enjoyed Cinco de Mayo. Participating in different cultural activities is a good way to understand someone else's culture.


HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Celebrating brings the whole family together.

10 comments:

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Mexican food sounds pawsome right about now...who cares if it makes us rip-roaring-toot-alicious? Apparently, oursa mama agrees with yoursa mamas and thinks that would be way TOO MUCH GAS!!
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

stellaroselong said...

Ummm that food sounded so good...ummmmmm
stella rose

Casey said...

Don't worry about Molly showing off. Everyone knows that dogs are NOT meant to be on two paws. That's why we have FOUR of them!

3 doxies said...

Dat is just fabulous dat ya'll celebrated family heritage. It's kind of sad how peoples don't do dat today likes they used too....maybe more so fur Cinco de Mayo. But then again I would to and it ain't even my heritage.

Molly dancin' cracks me up.

Puddles

Idaho PugRanch said...

Molly does look pretty cute doing her hat dance!
hugs
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

PugSlope.com said...

Hola, Noodles! Glad you got to get some fresh veggies for Cinco de Mayo. Molly is such a little SHOW OFF! j/k I think it's actually pretty cute. I'm sure you'll get it down one of these days, Noodles - I mean think of all the dang treats and veggie kibble toppers you could get if you could do the hat dance! Keep on practicing - I know you can do it!

-Love,
Sid.

Two French Bulldogs said...

You go girl
Benny & Lily

coffeedog said...

molly looks really cute doing her mexican hat dance but don't feel bad, i can't balance that long on two paws either.
your fiesta menu sounded yum-oh!
wags, bailey

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Payton's mom said...

Glad you had a fun fiesta! And don't worry Noodles, you don't need to do tricks. You deserve treats just for being perfect.
Love,
Christy