Happy 12.12.12

Woof out from the winery you guys! Max here.

Surprisingly (and I mean that in the snidest of ways) Rubie is NAPPING! Can you imagine? LOL. That girl is such a slacker. And on 12.12.12 to boot. The last time we’re gonna see that triple date this century. Guess Rubie thinks she’s gonna make it another hundred years. I tried to explain to her noone’s gonna make it 100 more years ‘specially since the Mayans say it’s all over in 9 days. HMMPH! I think they just ran outta rocks to carve their calendars on.

Rubie nappin in the Caté waiting for them to open for the week tomorrow. Guess she wants to be there when the first customer arrives.

Rubie nappin in the Caté waiting for them to open for the week tomorrow. (They’re just open Thursday thru Sunday in the winter.) Guess she wants to be there when the first customer arrives.

But I know we’re not takin any chances around here. Dads say we’re gonna have an End of the World party on the 21st (which conveniently falls on a Friday — woo hoo) with Nate & Kate playin the sendoff music from 6-8. There will be snax and specials and all kindsa folderol round here that day! Listen, they’ll use any excuse to throw a party. And who am I to argue? Party+People=Food & Dancing for me (just food for Rubes, she’s not ambitious enough to get out on the dance floor and shake her tail).

Speaking of ambitious, the poser cats are getting more brazen by the day. Apparently they read the last blog where Rubie said she’d leave them alone til after the holidays, and they’re taking full advantage. Tryin to be all cute and cuddly to scam snax. I’m tellin ya, I’ve about had it with them, holidays or not!

Look at Puffy waiting right by the door - IN MY SPOT - trying to blend into the boxes! POSER!

Look at Puffy waiting right by the door – IN MY SPOT – trying to blend into the boxes! POSER!

So here’s how you can help me out! Bring in your four-legged family members when you come to visit. The barking members, not the meowing members. I need all the help I can get keepin those cats in line!

Insolence I tell you. ABSOLUTE insolence! Come help me!

Insolence I tell you. ABSOLUTE insolence! Come help me!

Also I’d like your bow-wows to come in and help me distract the guests so Rubie has free run of the snax scam. They’ll be rewarded handsomely I promise! Snax all around! Not to mention, if they’re dancers like moi, they’ll enjoy Friday nights or Sunday afternoons on shift. This Friday we’ve got a new band called Rockwood Ferry. I hear it’s Progressive Folk, which I’m not sure if that’s danceable, but you knows I’m gonna try. May be more swaying – which is ok too, specially if any 4-legged girls drop by for a slow dance or two. And hey they’ve got a CD out, so they’re halfway to famous! Not bad for our local team!

Zoey came in to do a little cat monitoring and visitor greeting with me last week. Hopin she'll come back for a slow dance or two soon!

Zoey came in to do a little cat monitoring and visitor greeting with me last week. Hopin she’ll come back for a slow dance or two soon!

Friday night is also pizza night around here now! And that’s got Rubie ALL fired up! The Café creates three or four specialty pizzas every Friday night using local and seasonal ingredients. Like the one  below which uses Jerry Dell Farm‘s organic cheddar!

Pork & Roasted Poblano Sausage, Ranchero Aauce, Aauteed Bell Peppers & Jerry Dell Farm Organic Cheddar Cheese

Pork & Roasted Poblano Sausage, Ranchero Aauce, Aauteed Bell Peppers & Jerry Dell Farm Organic Cheddar Cheese

Coincidentally Jeremy from Jerry Dell was in here last Saturday sampling his organic cheeses, which of course Rubes and I were hot on, and lemme tell ya they were definitely two paws up!! And his cheeses are our featured cheeses for the month too!

Jeremy from Jerry Dell Farm samplin his cheese last Saturday! You can BET Rubie is JUST out of camera shot! She never left his table all day!

Jeremy from Jerry Dell Farm samplin his cheese last Saturday! You can BET Rubie is JUST out of camera shot! She never left his table all day!

Anyways they have pizza from 5-8 for either take-out or eat in. Ya gotta come pick it up cuz we don’t deliver, although Rubie has volunteered for that gig. But trust me, that would be a BAD idea, cuz there is NO WAY those pizzas will EVER make it to their destinations! So you’re definitely better off coming in to pick em up.

Casey came to visit too! Now he was a RESPONSIBLE pooch! Maybe we can give him the delivery gig! Tweetl me dude, let's talk! @MaxnRubie

Casey came to visit too! Now he was a RESPONSIBLE pooch! Maybe we can give him the delivery gig! Tweetl me dude, let’s talk! @MaxnRubie

Wow, got off on a food tangent like Rubie does. Think she’s rubbin off on me. Heh! Back to the music. On Sunday, and I knows I can dance to THESE guys! — we’ve got The Purple Valley from 4-6. Loves these guys! Such tail shakin tunage. Very good after a busy (and filling) brunch!

Sunday, Joe N. and Ryan won’t be here, cuz they’ll be down in NYC at the Lexington Armory for the World Chocolate Expo. So if you can’t get here, stop in there and seem em. We’d ask for a doggie bag, but of course we can’t have chocolate, even tho we’re chocolate labs! Sometimes life is so ironic! Sigh!

Listen, if you can make it in here to see us this weekend, you might wanna pick up a little piece of us to take home with you. Dads got in magnets with mine and Rube’s picture on em. Seriously, we are so photogenic — on basically any medium.

If you can't be here with us, we can be there with you. On your fridge, and really can you think of a more appropriate place???

If you can’t be here with us, we can be there with you. On your fridge, and really can you think of a more appropriate place???

And of course Dads wanted me to mention some of the holiday specials going on since we’re winding down to the big day and you might need some other stocking stuffer ideas, or wine for presents, parties or well just because, right? Like a Free Ornament with a $25 dollar gift card, free case shipping within NYS and half price outside of NYS for Patriots Club Members, 1/2 price case shipping for non-Pats Club Members, and a pile of in winery wine specials like 2 bottles of Sweet Rosie with mulling spices for $22 or with fudge for $23.

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I seriously can’t believe Christmas is less than two weeks away! Rubie’s thinking Santa’s gonna ask her to help pull the sleigh cuz she looks so cute in her reindeer antlers. I told her she doesn’t have that kind of energy. She wouldn’t make it two houses before she needed a nap. I know she only wanted in cuz Santa gets milk and cookies at every house.  I told her they were for Santa. Reindeer got carrots. She said “We’ll see about THAT.” She does have those hypno-eyes, but I wouldn’t be waitin by the phone if I were her.

Rubie waitin on Santa's call. Thinkin it's gonna be a LONG wait!

Rubie waitin on Santa’s call. Thinkin it’s gonna be a LONG wait!

Well listen, I better run. Those cats are runnin roughshod around here today, and since I don’t have any 4-legged visitors here to give me a hand, and Rubie’s nappin – STILL – it’s all on me to keep em in line. Sigh, my work here is never done!

Well jingle, jingle til next week!

Woof out!

Max & Rubie the Wannabe Reindeer

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