The one where Five humans, one Dog and a Big Bird were invited for Dinner #MondayMischief

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Alfie roasting in front of the fire

My first Thanksgiving

As I just moved to California from the UK, this was my very first Thanksgiving and I was really excited to see what all the fuss was about.  I had heard there would be a big turkey invited for dinner, so that would make it five humans, one dog and one bird sitting alfie sniffing the turkeyaround the dinner table together.

I wondered if I’d get a chance to chase the bird after dinner but didn’t dare to ask in case the humans would change their mind about bringing me along.

Turns out I was all wrong about a couple of things…

The turkey was indeed very big, but it was not joining us for dinner. It was dinner! I could barely believe my luck as I supervised the dinner preparations.

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I know the bird is in there!

 

The humans left the bird unattended in the utility room and just as I was working on a plan for breaking and entering that room, they brought it out and placed it in the oven where it roasted for hours.  In the meantime I made a big puddle of drool on the kitchen floor.

Then when the turkey was ready to eat I had another surprise sprung at me. There was no space for me by the table! I quickly switched over to plan b and turned on my starving puppy eyes look, and started to hypnotise the humans.

Minutes later I had my first morsel of turkey meat snuck down under the table – turns out Thanksgiving brings out the best in humans *Waggy tail*

 

Rooooo I hope you’ve all had a really pawsome Thanksgiving and got to taste some of that big bird! *Waggy tail*

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Glad you got some turkey. My humans went out to eat theirs so I didn’t get any, but I did find a cheeto in a wastebasket at the nursing home when I visited last Saturday. I can be very sneaky! Woof! Woof!

  2. Inga says

    Boy that was a very big bird for sure!! And you were very lucky to have a ‘partner-in-crime’ to sneak part of it your way under the table….. ;-)
    Sounds like you had a very nice first Thanksgiving!!

  3. says

    I’m so glad you had a good first Thanksgiving, Alfie! Probably not a lot like the original first Thanksgiving. Probably a lot better. :)

  4. says

    Alfie, welcome to our Thanksgiving tradition! And Welcome to California…we live here too!
    Good plan with the bird, too bad you didn’t get more, it’s delicious. I love the chair blocking the door…I surmise you are too clever to be left alone with a sliding door.

  5. says

    Haha! I’m glad I found your blog, makes a nice humorous change to all the more serious ones out there! :-)

    Could have slipped Alfie some Giblets…if only to be able to use the word Giblets ;-)

  6. says

    Sounds like you enjoyed your first Thanksgiving and kind of got the program down. A tip – sometimes humans leave the turkey unattended in the kitchen while they eat…a prime opportunity to help yourself ;)

  7. says

    Good move with that puppy eye bit. I was a little upset this Thanksgiving because two other dogs were invited to our dinner and I wasn’t prepared (don’t you think I should have been informed?). It turns out though that one was an Entlebucher just like you (his name is Jedi)! He was very polite as was his friend the pom. I had a few anxious moments when I thought there might not be enough turkey snuck under the table for all of us, but it turned out just fine. ~Cooper the Cattledog

  8. says

    Leo snuck some turkey too, but other than that, he was very well behaved at our Thanksgiving. I’m sorry they didn’t save you a seat at the table.

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