Bean Sprout has been singled out by Ms Cellania as one very good reason to visit I'm Mad and I Eat. Never mind all that pseudo-political carping or the occasional lame food posts that show up here from time to time.
I'm a little burned out on those topics anyway. But the doggie never fails to amuse. In this picture, the Sprout is waiting in his dapper sweater for mom and dad to finish their tea. We had just been prowling in two very worthy stores: one, a thrift shop to benefit a good cause, and the other an "antique" shop with surprisingly great stuff at good prices.
No, I am not telling you where. No! Stop asking.
The purpose of the shopping trip was food-blog oriented: It was to locate fun props for photo styling. I have been systematically spending the Christmas money my mom and dad sent me on old dishes.
At first, I couldn't resist buying two of everything, so Cranky and I could actually eat off of them together. But now I'm just shepherding the remainder of my funds and picking out the odd this and that.
Bean Sprout and Cranky waited outside one of the shops, but this magnetic doggie caught the eye of someone who volunteers for the store, and he was invited inside. He cruised the merchandise, safely ensconced in his new tote bag on Cranky's shoulder, both being perfect gentlemen and not knocking over any candlesticks.