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What do dogs and kimchi have to do with my day…?
Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Did I mention how many dogs we have? My mother had four when she passed away—two Yorkies and two Shelties. My dd has two Jack Russels, a German shepherd, an Anatolian shepherd, a pit bull mix, and a Great Pyrenees. Needless to say, it’s been interesting blending our family dogs.

We thought we had it managed. The two largest dogs, the Pyrenees, and the Anatolian were thrown into the pasture with the horses, with the barn cracked open for them to sleep in the hay. Well, this morning, one of them was missing.

Of course, we wondered whether a horse had killed him. So, my dd and the 15-year-old male walked the property, looking in any hollow, behind every tree for a body. Then we found a section of fence that was bent beneath a fallen tree and figured he might have escaped. They drove down the highway, into a neighboring subdivision, but no Troy.

Then my dd’s old neighbors said they saw a large tan dog lounging on her old front porch…

Gah. A morning consumed worried about the dog. No more pasture. Now, we have a menagerie of animals in our large front yard. I feel for anyone who comes through the gate.

It’s lunchtime, and I decided to make myself persona non grata, so I could have some peace and quiet. How did I accomplish that? 🙂

I have cups of kimchi soup. A cup of soup type thing, only with kimchi spices. If you aren’t familiar with Korean food, kimchi is heavy on the garlic and fermented—so super stinky. My dear brother gifted me with a jar of the fresh, fermented stuff, so I added that to the top of my noodle cup. It’s soooo fragrant everyone complained, so here I am—alone at my desk. Before too long, the smell of garlic will seep from my pores. Guaranteed isolation.

Do you think they will catch on? Do you have a favorite stinky food?

5 comments to “What do dogs and kimchi have to do with my day…?”

  1. Laura Le Capelain
    · March 7th, 2020 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Exactly how big is this house you were sharing with your mom that you daughter and her family are now living in with you?

    Also how many rooms, how many people and dogs live in this house.

    I live in a 2 bedroom house with 2 dogs on 30 acres. My house isn’t big enough for the 3 of us.

  2. Elizabeth Andrews
    · March 7th, 2020 at 3:18 pm · Link

    Limburger cheese. Yum!

    Glad the dog is back home!

  3. Delilah
    · March 7th, 2020 at 3:54 pm · Link


    We have 10 acres (after the fam splits the 40 acres up). The first floor of the house has 4 bedrooms, and the daylight basement beneath it has three bedrooms–plus my office/art room.

  4. Laura Le Capelain
    · March 7th, 2020 at 3:59 pm · Link

    I think you should share some pictures of this house. 7 bedrooms the house must be huge.

  5. flchen1
    · March 8th, 2020 at 10:23 pm · Link

    DH just made a pot of tofu stew with kimchi, Delilah! Yum!

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