Please make sure you read the warning at the end of this post.
Panchito has a problem. Well, I’ll just come out and say it…he… he is … a junkie. Yes, a furry four legged long eared scruffy junkie. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a junkie as “a person who derives inordinate pleasure from or who is dependent on something” What is he so dependent on to achieve his inordinate pleasures you ask? It’s miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups. It all started innocently enough when his wonderful grandmother sent us a care package filled with all sorts of American goodies, and one of those goodies was miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups. He begged mommy and daddy for a taste, just a little bitty taste please. He said come on you know it will take whole lot of milk chocolate to make me sick, pretty please. How can one resist that face?
That’s when it all went horribly wrong. Every time we reach for one he nervously dances around us, licking his lips, drooling, just waiting for the next taste of the sweet chocolate and smooth peanut taste. Then he started to pull the bag off the counter. Just helping himself to the p.b. cups, constantly looking for his next fix, for his next trip to his happy place with purple flying rabbits to chase.
Then after he gets his inordinate pleasure from the p.b. cups, he collapses. He won’t move, he’ll just lay amongst the pile of wrappers. Can you see that smug look on his face?
Time to drift off to his happy land (or p.b. cup induced trip) and it’s best not to disturb him. We fear once our or rather his 6 bags of p.b. cups are gone, we will have a big problem on our hands. They say that withdrawal can be fatal. My husband and I are scared that we will pay for it, or that he may do something horribly wrong or inappropriate to get his next fix. Our dog has a problem! Does anyone have a number to someone that may be able to help him?
So now you know why I can’t share a recipe for peanut butter cup cookies, my dog ate the key ingredient. Thank you Mom for the huge box of goodies. We love you, specially the junkie!
(Be warned, p.b. cups may cause your dog to have room clearing, dead of winter window opening syndrome (aka dog farts). Owners will have burning nostril syndrome.)