Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving for a Queen

On the second day of Thanksgiving Week, Queen Bitty said to me......

"Give me my own post or off with your head!"

Before I am chased by a four pound dictator with the world's sharpest nails, let me tell you what I'm grateful for for the second day of Thanksgiving week, both food and otherwise.

I'm thankful for my parents and sister. They help us out a lot, being an hour away, and it's nice to have them so close. My mom and sister always help me with things I'm terrible at, like decorating, shopping without killing someone and organizing. My dad always gives valuable advice, and I love hearing his stories of growing up in West Texas.

I also want to say I'm thankful for Ben's family, who have always been kind to me. It can't have been easy to see their son marry a pink twirling dancing maniac. And they actually read my blog. My parents have to read my blog. I'm their kid. Ben's parents choose too.

The poor things.

And, because I can't last five minutes without talking about food, I must admit the one food I am seriously grateful for: beef.

No matter how it's fixed--ground in bacon cheeseburgers, barbecued in ribs or brisket, sliced in nachos or tacos, smushed into meatballs, meat pies or meatloaf or gryos or sprinkled in pasta....

I could go on. The point is--I like beef. A lot. It's for dinner. And lunch. And breakfast.

Excuse me. I need to go find my fiber pills.


And now, for Queen Bitty's Thanksgiving Declaration:

First, I would like to say thank you for the compliance and loyalty of my deplorable subjects. It seems my minions have done a good job of keeping you in line. I am pleased.

Oh, the wuffles!
Next, I would like to thank my faithful subject--er partner, Bear. With his permanent look of worry and tendency to wuffle when nervous, happy, excited or just breathing, the Blond Duck has never figured out I'm the one eating the carpet in the front hallway. My ploy is working!

I am grateful we're going to the Blond Duck's parent's house for Thanksgiving. This will give me the opportunity I need to brainwash her father into admiring me. He will submit!

As Queen, I am thankful to Ben for having a nice soft belly and hot smelly armpit to curl up in at night. I do enjoy sleeping in stinky warm places. It's like sleeping in a furry swamp.

I am thankful for my adorable looks and past career as a model. It's a lot easier to rule a country when you're pretty and can snarl at the press if they mention your tiny overbite.

I am grateful for the large amount of food and treats the Blond Duck's mom and sister bestow upon me. I deserve it.

You know you want to send me toys and treats. Look at me. Come on.

And last, I suppose I might be a tiny bit thankful for the Blond Duck.

I had to say that. She feeds me.

Now excuse me. I must return to my plans of world domination.

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! Tomorrow, we have a new Kitchen Magic. On Thursday, we have an ode to the Blond Duck's favorite Thanksgiving foods and a really tasty recipe for pecan pie bars. And don't worry-- we'll also have a new Twirl for all you romance lovers!


Erica said...

oh my gosh the pups are sooooooo freaking cute! Great post ;) Happy thanksgiving early! 2 days until the big day!

Theresa said...

OMG!! I just can't take Bitty and Bear. Too cute!!! Harley and chino say to share the turkey!! Have a good one :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

You're making me want a dog!!!! And you don't understand....I don't LIKE dogs, and am deathly allergic to them, lol!

You have a lovely family - thank you for sharing them with us!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I'm thankful for beef. I'm also thankful for ribs, which you were so kind to remind me of in that photo. ;-)

That photo of the dog sleeping in the armpit was adorable.

doggybloggy said...

you make me say things 'how darling' I dont know if thats good or bad...

jubilee said...

What a riot your little doggy is!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Funny and sweet. I just hope Ben is undersatanding about the armpit thing - lol. Cute and heartfelt post.

Colleen said...

What a nice post! Thanks for reminding us what the holiday is about :)

Ingrid said...

Dear Queen Bitty,
I am writing to you in hopes that you will take pity on me and lend me your assitance. I am a Twirl fan, people love Twilight (it's good) and go gaga over it but me right now I want, no, need to read, finish Twirl. Please, pretty please coerce Duckie into posting another edition of Twirl. She is taking much to long in between posting. Thank you!

Btw, I am thankful for you and your ability to bend the Blonde Duck to your will!

Your Loyal Fan in Florida,

TavoLini said...

hahahaha....suddenly, I am overcome with a need to send dog treats to the queen :D

(even though she eats the carpet!)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

too cute - those dogs - so adorable - does the one really sleep next to your hubs? Aren't you afraid the dog will be squished?

Rosie said...

Ahhhh Queen Bitty you are soooooo cute sat in your crown - I just love ya :) Look at those cutie pups I'm going ahhh and ooohhs here :)

Rosie x

nikkicrumpet said...

She's right...just look at her...how can you not subject to her every whim. I loved this post...You know that's exactly what she's thinking!

Linda said...

What a great post! I just have one question.............did you have to wear shorts.........or not?

Indrayani said...

I love dogs!!
woooff woof!!
So cute!
Have a great thanksgivin!!!!

Amy said...

how cute,, isn't funny how the animal have such personalities and are such friendly critters. I have 2 spoiled cats who love to sew with me.one is a hand quilter also.. have a great Thanksgiving, Thank You for sharing.

Pam said...

Too sweet. I must say, your pups are the cutest around - although Marjie's Thor is awfully cute too. Happy Thanksgiving Blonde Duck!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Blond Duck, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Queen Bitty. You have a very down to earth blog. I like that. Have an ejoyable holiday weekend.

sassy stephanie said...

Oh man, in the flower pot! That is too cute!

natalia said...

Ciao ! It was very funny ! But she really looks super cute with the crown !!!

Marjie said...

Thor says, "Go with your plans of pond dominance, Queen Bitty!"

jenjen said...

I love that picture of your cute dog snuggled up under Ben's armpit! That's the funniest picture! Have a great time spending Thanksgiving with your family. I hope there is lots of pie!!!

Reeni said...

Aww, so cute!

Michelle said...

Great things to be thankful for. Bitty and Bear are off the scale on cuteness! ...I am about to go out and buy myself a Chihuahua! :)

~~louise~~ said...

What a lovely post, Duckie. You are blessed to have your family so close by. My daughter and her family are alllllllll the waaaaaay in Idaho.

I love the pic of Queen Bitty in the flower pot. Too cute. And that crown; oh my word!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Wow you look amazing and all your family is fantastic! and that little cutie? isn't he just perfect? ohhhh..lovely!
Thanks for everything and enjoy your family during this holiday! In Italy we have thanksgiving only in restaurants for american citizens...:-D but i just adore thanksgiving day...:-) and all the delicious things that I eat haha!
A biggggggg kiss!

Maria said...

So many things to be thankful for! I love your list!!

MammaDucky said...

I found you through SITS' rollcall. You caught my attention because of the blonde duck name. My daddy has called me duckie since I was a baby and I'm a blonde as well. Add to that I'm a Texas native! Oh, I love beef too. Your pups are cute! Happy to find you!

Anonymous said...

Love the dogs and the food. Gosh, is it Thanksgiving yet? I finished my Nightmare before Thanksgiving tale - and you must give me the scoop on the Taco Man!

Heather said...

your dog posts crack me up :) i'm pretty sure your dog would get along with my roxie quite well. they could chat about how they both rule the world ;)

jesse said...

Awwwwwhhh, 4 lbs tyrant!!! My pup is 20 lbs and the head of the household as well. You and your whole family (including Ben's parents) are just too adorable!!!

Bobbi Jo said...

I have to admit Queen Bitty is very sweet! My puppy is way to big to sit on my lap she would squish me.
I enjoy your posts so much!
I got the stocking today. Boy was that fast. Okay gotta get back to work. Can't wait till tomorrows post. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Swirl Girl said...

suddenly I am craving some Taco Bell....is it just me?

Esi said...

Haha, I like meat too. But I didn't so much for about 2 years!

Jan said...

LOL! Great post BD. Your dogs are so cute.

Lori said...

Love your background. Very festive. I wish I could figure out how to do a background. One of these days!

You crack me up. I love your post about what you are thankful for. Very sweet.

I think your husband seems sweet. How many guys would put on a tierra, let you take a picture and then let you publicly show it. Wow. Great, easy going guy!

But you, you seem very sweet as well!

Happy Thanksgiving girl!

Melissa Miller said...

THEY ARE TOO PRECIOUS! Love the teeny crown.
Thanks for your kind comments on my Holiday table. I do appreciate it very much. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. ~Melissa :)

Bunny said...

They are both so sweet looking, I loved the picture of them when they were little...er!

Lisa said...

I love this post! Happy thanksgiving.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Lol! That's so cute! Nice things to be thankful for! I'm thankful for that picture of the little monster sleeping at your hubs arm pit. Soooooooooo adorable! Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

The W.O.W. factor said...

I just love your bubbly posts!
Tell the truth...
Are you having BEEF for Thanksgiving? Like maybe ground beef molded into the shape of a turkey? and then stuffed with meatballs?

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Cakelaw said...

I have only just seen this post and I LOVE IT! I worship Queen Bitty - she is adorably bossy. And the photo of her all snuggled up in Ben's armpit is just the best.

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