Mischief Monday – Baking Class

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Before we begin, to those that celebrate the New Year today, Shana Tovah; wishing you a Sweet New Year.

Continuing our week of Koko memories… before I joined the family, during Fall 2007, Mom prepared to teach one of her UMiami interactive cooking classes – Cupcake Chic and Other Baked Treats.  As usual, she prepared her groceries to load into the car.  She left the non-perishable groceries from Publix (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda) by the kitchen/garage door and ran out to Whole Foods (then Wild Oats) for the few remaining items needed.  The Wild Oats roundtrip took less than 15 minutes.

As always, Koko, Mom’s original Kitchen K9, greeted Mom upon her return.  The Mischief?  Koko looked like she had participated in a bobbing for apples contest, except instead of water and apples, the bowl was filled with goopy white stuff!  Wagging ferociously, Koko’s face, up to her eyes, was caked in white stuff.  Her whiskers looked like white Christmas tree limbs with white teardrop shaped ornaments hanging on the end of each branch/whisker.  The tile floor had a pasty white coating.

It took Mom a few minutes to digest the scene.  She finally connected the evidence and deduced (vocab builder project VBP):

not Koko; guess she’s not the only retriever to try this!

  • Koko face planted into the 5 lb. flour bag, ever the curious K9.
  • She tried licking off the flour and it got too sticky in her mouth.
  • She drank water to help, which combined with the flour to make paste.
  • Still curious, she may have repeated procedure.
  • The flour bag tipped over and the grocery bag went horizontal, spreading flour onto the floor.
  • Water from the bowl or Koko dripped onto the floor making more paste.

Mom really wanted to give the NAUGHTY speech, but could not help or stop laughing.  She ended up giving Koko an unscheduled quick spa day.  She had to use a bench scraper to help remove the paste from the tiles, replaced the flour and made it to class on time!

The only regret?  No pictures!  This was pre-digital camera or smart phone.

Another great and rare Koko Mischief day!


53 thoughts on “Mischief Monday – Baking Class

    • Hey Daisy, Jet here.

      From Mom to your human, glad you understand… it was a classic case of immediate upset turning into hysterical laughter. I knew it would be a great story forever after. 🙂

    • Hey Cody, Hey Dakota, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

      Yes we do and L’Shana Tovah! Hope Miss Caren shared some apples with your brother Dakota with a smidge of honey for a sweet New Year. I know you would prefer fish or chicken, no worries, that works too!

      Thanks for sharing the apple cake recipe! Mom enjoyed a gluten free one at her sister-of-the-heart’s gathering. We’re waiting for the recipe… it was made with almond flour and scrumptious!

  1. Oh poor mom and poor Koko! I imagine she must have some sort of anxiety trying to get that flour off. Did the flour glue her eyes shut? Thankfully Delilah Mischief hasn’t done that, although I wouldn’t put it past her. She did eat 3/4 lb of butter once, wrappers and all!

      • Hey Jet! It’s Oz.

        My mom feels the same way about pictures. She doesn’t have nearly enough (or so she says) of the doggies she had before me. I guess it is why I have to suffer through all her photography and posing me with all sorts of crazy stuff! BOL

      • Hey Oz, Jet here.

        BOL… what we do for our Moms… I must admit, I like knowing that she has lots of pics now… but… only after the fact… at the time, it’s kind of a pain!

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – thanks for sharing the story of Koko getting into the flour – the image made me laugh and filled my heart with joy thinking about how silly and playful Koko was.

    sending goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Puffy xoxoxox

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Oh, she was a hoot Mom says… she’s got about 5 more mischief stories “in the bag” to share!

      Sending midday Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley. xoxoxoxo

    • Hey Au, Hey Target, Hey Guido, Jet here. Hi Miss Ellen.

      How sweet! Shana tovah is the actual greeting for Happy New Year, so, you gave us an extra Happy, which we will appreciate and enjoy!!!

      We send a sweet New Year thank you from Miami to Malaysia! whoo hoo! 🙂

  3. Awww she made all that mess by herself? That’s just adorable… and freaking hilarious. And she even tried to lick it but then… lol-fest.

    Huggies and Cheese,


    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Haopee.

      You should see when Mom tells the story in person and pretends her mouth is stuck together describing how Koko needed water… the kids at the hospital used to go crazy laughing!

  4. Too cute! Just read your interview on Savannah’s site as well – congratulations on such a good interview. It was so interesting to find out all about your history and the progress you have made. You are one gorgeous dog Jetty!

    • Hey Litchi, Hey Boks, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      Gosh, I’m blushing, thank you for saying so. 🙂

      Savvy is quite the journalist, isn’t she? She really gets to the important matters. 🙂

      Mom enjoys learning about other stories too, makes knowing our anipals and their families that much richer. 🙂

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