Well leave it to DF to bring to light - and not candle light mind you - those 'tender' moments of our first Thanksgivings together. Some of you can only IMAGINE (and I mean that in the nicest way) things that have gone on in the Star house during the Thanksgiving season - so I thought I'd share - apparently time does not forget all turkey transgressions. Like my first turkey in our new house. Oh the joy, OH the candor, Oh the confusion - and the denial.....THEY DID NOT GIVE US A BAG OF LIVERS AND GIBLETS IN THIS TURKEY I'm TELLING YOU DF!!!!! Only to find out hours later, whilst pulling out stuffing - Whoop there it is. I shall never live that one down. Turkey was good, stuffing was excellent (SEE? It didn't kill you - it ENHANCED the flavor of the stuffing). Or like the year I went shopping for the turkey - and set the frozen 20 lb bird on the floor in the kitchen as I unloaded the rest of the SUV with all the trimmings. I was so excited. Mostly because I KNEW to take out the giblets and liver bag - thing. So warm in the South I had the front door open. Came back in from the driveway with the last load and started putting the groceries away. So proud of myself for shopping wisely all the weeks prior to the Thanksgiving holiday and saving my "TOKENS" at the grocery store for my 'free' turkey. I am Suzy-homemaker personnafide. So ready to show off my bird to my family - and...and? And where? Where is it? Did you put it in the freezer DF? Nope. Did you put it in the freezer Dude? (oh really come on now Star -seriously the boy help?) Nope. Well it did not get up and walk out of here. I did bring it in didn't I? Go out - check the SUV - not in there. Check the receipt, yup FREE BIRD. Did they put it in the bag? Surely I remember bringing it in. Can't believe it - so I'm calling the store and as I walk outside with the phone - there in the corner of the yard - ?? The bulldog diggin' like China was the objective - and the Thanksgiving Day bird sticking 1/2 in and out of the dirt pile still in the mesh bag, but it's 1/2 gnawed carcas baking in the sun - and not my oven and my dog - MY PROUD canine - just grinning from ear to ear - so wide was that grin his eyes looked like slits. He wasn't even worried about digging that hole. He had killed something - and it.was.his! We let him finish burying it, and dug it up later. Laughed and dumped it in the trash. So much for "free' dinner. Now when I see it advertised - I just pass and think about the smile that it brought my furkid. Worth every $55 a week spent for the previous 8 weeks. Can't imagine what the garbage men thought. And you?