Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Big Fat Wednesday

Perhaps it is not very comforting to go to a food blog and see the words big and fat consorting together in the title. Not to worry. We are taking a little diversion from food today to introduce you to a member of our family. She would be of the canine variety and her name is Maddie. A few years back our college son dubbed her "The Big Fat." The name stuck—at least with some— okay,… a lot of us. The irony is that for a Corgi—a Pembroke Welsh Corgi that is, she is quite small.

Have I mentioned that we we love our little dog? She is the best pet we have ever had. She is so much fun—full of personality, energetic, and a great addition to our family. She is so cute with her long ears and her little legs. Don't let those legs fool you—she can outrun all of us.

Do you see the pleading in her eyes to please, please throw the ball for me? Fetching her blue ball is one of her favorite pastimes. To her deep regret, Maddie is never permitted to enjoy the meals prepared in our home. She has her own food and treats. However, she is a constant presence at the feet of all those seated at the Packed Table.


  1. Awww Maddie is so precious! Love that little girl!

  2. I have a Pembroke Corgi too! His name is Ruffles! Love your blog by the way. I am a foodie as well. You can see my baby by going here: