Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is fairly certain our dog is trying to tell us something, only we don’t know exactly what. We say this because when we looked out into the dog run the other morning, we noticed that our pup left a very distinct looking trail: A giant “X” leading to a figure-eight and then a triangle. Hmmmm, what could this be about? It kind of reminded us of the giant “Spaceships-Land-Here” lines on the Plains of Nazca, way down there in the Peruvian desert. We don’t think our dog is in contact with aliens, so we think it might have something to do with our efforts to try and teach him to shake. We’ve been at this for a few weeks now, using all the tricks we can think of, which mainly involves bribery with doggy treats.
So far, no luck. Every time we try, the pooch just sits there and looks at us as if to say, “What do want from me? I don’t poop in the house, I don’t chew on your stuff (other than bits of paper every now and then), I come when you call me, I sit, I stay … you want me to shake? What’s up with that?” We think maybe the lines are his way of trying to tell us all that. Plus, he’s probably trying to say, “It’s freakin’ cold out here! Pleeeeeze let me back in so I don’t freeze my tail off.”On a more serious doggy note, we wanted to let readers know that if they want to spend some Christmas dollars in a kind way, check out http://www.helpdillon.com for info on Dillon, a local golden retriever pup who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Warriors Mark. Dillon’s owners and friends need help with his $5,000 medical bill. Call (970) 333-9058 for info. Sounds like a way to build up some good karma, folks.
***Finally, we want to send out some props to a local sushi chef who is dishing up some of the tastiest rice and fish treats this side of the Pacific. We’re talking about Tony, over at Bamboo Garden in Silverthorne. We love sushi in all its shapes and forms, and we’re convinced this is the perfect food, the ultimate combination of carbs and proteins. We especially appreciate the head rush ensuing from a solid wasabi hit, and we think eating things like octopus and flying fish roe rocks. We like sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner and we know Summit County is fortunate to be blessed with a number of good sushi chefs and come to think of it, we’ve never had a bad piece in the county. Nevertheless, we recommend getting yourself over to Bamboo Garden, sitting down at the sushi bar and buying Tony a shot of sake. He might just fix you up with a special treat that’s not even on the menu, like the sashimi cup that’s hopefully pictured somewhere on this page. All we can say is, “Mmmmmmm!”***
We out, havin’ sushi.
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