Yesterday we celebrated Summer Pie Day. Stemming from National Pie Day, in January, we determined that a Pie Day celebration that occurs in the summer was needed due to the distinct lack of fresh berries in the winter months. We have been celebrating Summer Pie Day for three years.
This year Cody and I made a triple berry pie with homemade crust.
Carter made a chocolate pudding pie with a Keebler graham cracker crust. Husband made his famous peanut butter pie with the chocolate topping.
Holding true to our made-up holiday tradition, there were deviled eggs. Carter added a bit of flare this year by making a pair of cream cheese, raison pupil, bloodshot egg eyes. And really, why wouldn’t you?
In all there were eight pies: berry pies – some with white chocolate dipped strawberries some with homemade graham cracker crust, – banana cream pie with chunks of banana, coconut cream pie with toasted coconut sprinkled on top, whipped peanut butter pie fluffy as air, and our pies. Each one was homemade and each one was delicious!
Oh, and I did make this in an effort to add something nutritious to the day –
a veggie pie with lettuce for a “crust” – so technically nine pies.
It was fun catching up with friends and family.
And then, after it was all over and the last guest left, we went swimming. Sasha our new rescue dog loves the water. Haley our other rescue dog, does not. Husband took Haley into the pool get her used to the water and to teach her where the steps to get out are in case she ever falls in. He has done this before and Haley is getting better with it.
I do not know exactly what happened but after Haley got out of the pool, Sasha went over to her. Perhaps they exchanged some doggie insults but suddenly it was a full on dog fight. Growling, flashing teeth, blood, two black dogs became an angry storm cloud rolling across our pool deck. We yelled. Husband threw water at them. I grabbed one of them. Husband jumped into the mix, pulling them apart by their scruffs.
It was scary.
Husband ended up with two puncture wounds in his hand, one of them quite deep. He ended up at urgent care, not getting home until 2 am, with a tetanus shot, a ten day supply of antibiotics, and a bandaged hand.
The dogs are wary of each other and it has been more than a bit stressful today. Haley and Sasha are keeping their distance from one another but so far are being polite.
And so for the first, and hopefully last time, Summer Pie Day ended with someone getting a tetanus shot.