It’s been a busy week Chez Frankie.
I’m on the Culinary Commmittee for the Tucson Festival of Books, a mega-literary event that spreads out over the weekend of March 12 and 13. I’m also on two panels, a speaker on “The Critics Table: The Power of the Restaurant Review” and moderator of “Food Writing 101.” It’s going to be a blast, but organizing chefs and cookbook authors is like… well, the proverbial herding of cats. It’ll all get done, it’ll all get done…Deep breaths…
There are several major things going on in my dog-related universe, two very much fun (but I can’t give you the details yet), one uplifting, and one nerve wracking.
- There is going to be major terrier action on this blog soon: I can only tell you that video, rap, and Dexter’s Ruff Life and Gangs of New Yorkie (we’re talking major cuteness) are involved.
- I put a teaser out on Facebook recently about a terrific new gig, which I am soon going to be able to reveal — later this week I hope. I will just say that script writing (!!) and pet travel are involved.
I’m going to be taking part in Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet Day: March 15, 2011. In honor of Petfinder’s 15th birthday year, the site will host a blog hop devoted to getting the word out about pet adoption and helping homeless pets find homes. They are asking websites and bloggers everywhere to do one simple thing — talk about pet adoption. We can do that!
Today’s the day I drop Frankie off at the vet to get his teeth cleaned and that thing on his gum biopsied. I wrote about it here. Luckily, I’m very, very busy so I can’t devote the entire day to worrying.
Food and Dogs
Okay, this doesn’t actually involve food, except metaphorically, but I couldn’t resist using that heading to introduce an exciting new venture I’m going to be part of: Animal Cafe, an interactive podcast and chat community debuting March 7. You need to go over there to check out the details, but suffice it to say that it’s going to be fun and informative, with great interviews and guests. My focus as a host is going to be pet travel — which is why, among other reasons, I am moving Pet Travel Tuesday to Pet Travel Thursday. Did you even notice it was missing this week? I hope so. Or maybe I hope not. (What is the sound of nerves wracking — maybe like billiard balls?)