Rubie’s Resolutions

By: max n rubie

Jan 11 2013

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Category: Today at the Winery

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Woofies loves! Rubie here. Max has told me that I must give you my New Year’s resolutions this week. So not to ruffle his ornery old fur, I shall.

I must admit it was tough coming up with a few things I can do better. I thought I was pretty on-spot perfect to begin with, but alas, I guess even I can improve. If I must. So here we go…

I RESOLVE TO GET MY OWN TOYS.

I. Can't. Quite. Reach. It. C'mon, won't you get that for me? Pretty please with sugar on top?

I. Can’t. Quite. Reach. It. C’mon, won’t you get that for me? Pretty please with sugar on top?

I know it’s the ultimate in laziness that I lay there and expect everyone to bring my toys to me when they roll just out of my reach. But I’m so comfy on the floor, and everyone else is already up, so what’s the big deal? But fine, I will drag myself from my prone position and fetch them myself. Not quite understanding why I’m the only one around here who needs more exercise. Sigh.

I RESOLVE TO EAT MORE DAIRY.

No wonder Lively Run's cheese is so good! Look how cute their cheesemakers are!! Wonder if they're going to bring any of the kids with them Saturday?

No wonder Lively Run’s cheese is so good! Look how cute their cheesemakers are!! Wonder if they’re going to bring any of the kids with them Saturday?

A girl needs dairy for healthy bones, and I plan on strengthening my bones IMMEDIATELY starting this weekend! With CHEESE! Saturday is our monthly cheesemaker series, WHEY LOCAL SATURDAY. This month we have the luscious goat cheeses of our neighbor (the way the crow flies), Lively Run Goat Dairy. Mmmmm my mouth is watering just thinking about their feta! Max told me to eat the chevre, as it’s a bit less salty and won’t cause me to retain water. I told him I love the chevre and plan to eat that too!! Ha-HAH!

I RESOLVE TO COME UP WITH NEW & ENDEARING FOOD-SCAMMING METHODS.

This is my new "aren't I pathetically underfed" look. What do you think? I think it's a winner!

This is my new “aren’t I pathetically underfed” look. What do you think? I think it’s a winner!

This is an easy one. I’ve already got several new ideas in the hopper. I know Max showed you my ear to the floor last week. But I’ve got more. And I promise you’ll never see em coming. Beware, my pretties! Of course we could avoid this altogether if you just automatically hand over any and all food, snacks or treats upon arrival. I wouldn’t have to wheedle them out of you. But, ah, you love the game don’t you?

I RESOLVE TO DANCE WITH MAX MORE.

Max says rolling around in the grass in no way shape or form will pass as dancing. I'd like to remind him about break dancing.

Max says rolling around in the grass in no way shape or form will pass as dancing. I’d like to remind him about break dancing.

I may even start this one this weekend too! We’ve got Tenzin Chopak and Ethan Jodziewicz of Rockwood Ferry here Friday from 6-8. They play Progressive Folk music which is a pretty relaxing tempo for the most part. So I can get started on this resolution simply by swaying. And I’m pretty sure that counts! Then on Sunday, after brunch, we’ve got The Christopher Gerard Band. Sort of a country meets James Taylor vibe. Again very easy on the ears and not too tough on the paws!

I RESOLVE TO NAP JUST A WEE BIT LESS.

WHAT??!! It was sunny, warm and delightfully comfy! Cut me some slack, I'm working on it. You know I could have narcolepsy, then you'll feel bad.

WHAT??!! It was sunny, warm and delightfully comfy! Cut me some slack, I’m working on it. You know I could have narcolepsy, then you’ll feel bad.

But a girl needs her beauty sleep! Maybe I’ll just find a way to do it when no one’s looking. Hmm, this is going to be a toughie. I do so love curling up on my pillow and dreaming of summer swims and outdoor concerts with food…

I RESOLVE TO BE NICER TO THE POSER CATS.

Sure they've been encroaching on me and Max, but now they're getting so bold as to go after the office equipment! Let's see how THIS goes over!

Sure they’ve been encroaching on me and Max, but now they’re getting so bold as to go after the office equipment! Let’s see how THIS goes over!

Look, I was nice to them over the holidays. Didn’t accidentally ship any of them out of state. Didn’t chase any of them into the pond. Didn’t run any of them out of the Café. And ya know what happened. They got even MORE brazen. And started taking MORE liberties. So now we are well on our way to a situation, aren’t we. I will try to be tolerant, but if they continue to step out of line, all bets are off on this one!

I RESOLVE TO HELP MAX GREET GUESTS INSTEAD OF THEM HAVING TO COME TO ME.

No one said I had to stand up to greet visitors, right? I mean really, point THAT out in my contract!

No one said I had to stand up to greet visitors, right? I mean really, point THAT out in my contract!

…even if they didn’t bring me snacks. Although I certainly recommend coming armed with goodies. You’ll get a far more enthusiastic response from me. (Look, I’m just calling a spade a spade here folks. No sense sugar coating the truth.)

I RESOLVE TO EAT SMALLER PORTIONS DURING MY TASTE TESTING SESSIONS IN THE CAFE.

I saw this when I was surfing the net today, and I thought it summed up all my resolutions brilliantly. Wonder if it comes in doggie sizes?

I saw this when I was surfing the net today, and I thought it summed up all my resolutions brilliantly. Wonder if it comes in doggie sizes?

Here’s how I plan on doing that. Smaller bites. Just more of them. I think I can keep this resolution on a technicality. Seriously, now that they’ve added Pizza Nite every Friday, my taste testing duties have increased! I mean we’ve got to try three new gourmet pizzas EVERY week! What’s a girl to do? It would be in bad form to shirk my duties by refusing. Smaller bites, is all.

I RESOLVE TO DRY OFF AFTER I SWIM.

Oh puh-lease, a little water never hurt anybody! I think everyone's making a mountain out of a soggy little molehill on this one.

Oh puh-lease, a little water never hurt anybody! I think everyone’s making a mountain out of a soggy little molehill on this one.

… so I don’t drip all across the Winery floor. I don’t know what the big deal is about this one, but everyone’s always yelling at me when I come into the Winery from a swim. It’s just water for Petessake! It’s not like it won’t dry up. It’s not like I’m spilling wine all over the floor or something. Geesh! Whatev…

I RESOLVE TO DO MY FAIR SHARE OF BLOGGING THIS YEAR.

The computer is way way WAY up all those stairs! So far! Need a little rest. Fear not, I'm going!

The computer is way way WAY up all those stairs! So far! Need a little rest. Fear not, I’m going!

Max says I’m a wicked lazy blogger, and he’s sick and tired of carrying me on this job. I blog like once a month. I don’t know why his knickers are all up in a bunch over this. When I do blog, he generally doesn’t like what I have to say anyway. Or he’s standing over my shoulder making sure I’m not saying something inappropriate. He can be such a fuss pot sometimes. But I do love the old curmudgeon. (I’m saying that because he’s standing here giving me that LOOK. Hahahaha. No no I really do love him. Big goof ball!)

10 resolutions?? Really?? Who knew there were that I had that many ummm, hmmmm, idiosyncrasies (according to Max, endearing traits in my opinion). Of course Max says I won’t make it through the end of January with any of them. I think I’ve got a good shot at the food-scamming innovations and cheese eating. He’s probably right about the napping, the eating less and the being nice to the poser cats. The other ones quite frankly are a toss up.

Wow, whoever came up with the idea that drinking water fills you up is full of beans! I'm heading to the Café for a LIGHT - no really - snack before my nap!

Wow, whoever came up with the idea that drinking water fills you up is full of beans! I’m heading to the Café for a LIGHT – no really – snack before my nap!

Sigh. Well THAT was truly exhausting! I need a snack and a nap. After all, a girl’s got to take care of herself, so she can put her best paw forward on the weekend. Speaking of which, I do hope to see you and your 4-legged princes and princesses this weekend at the winery!

Woofies!

Your Rubie, and my Max

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