I have a sneaking suspicion that Cinco de Mayo may not be as big of a deal elsewhere as it is here in Southern California. This was recently confirmed by my co-worker whose family is from Mexico. “We never celebrated it until we came to the States,” he said. “But I’ll take any excuse for a beer.”
Which pretty much sums it up for the rest of us, I think. Cinco de Mayo, which is not technically a celebration of Mexican independence so much as the celebration of one key victory- and beer- is a great excuse for us to eat good food, have a couple of margaritas, and did I mention have a couple of margaritas?
There’s no pressure to be somber with Cinco de Mayo, no long-dead politicians to quote or family members to invite over for overdone poultry. I don’t even know how to cook that cuisine particularly well, so I’m taking the kids to the local Roberto’s to pick up burritos instead. No cooking + Corona + pinata = party time!
I was trying to figure out how to work the dogs into the event, but then I realized that was pretty redundant for a holiday that is about hanging out and eating. I will happily put some Honest Kitchen into a taco shell, since that’s the kind of thing we do around here, but there’s not a lot of prep one has to do to celebrate a day of chilling out other than, you know, show up. And that, we have covered.
Not that that stops me from buying a dog sombrero when I see one. May I present El Perro, the most interesting dog in the world. Adventures forthcoming.
crazy wienerdog lady says
I don’t always eat kibble, but when I do, I prefer Honest Kitchen
Lisa W says
El Perro is always so accommodating. He’s now my Cinco de Mayo hero!
Dr. V says
Oh, now you all have me going.
Dog walkers pay *him* to take them out for a stroll.
When he sees El Perro coming, Cesar rolls over and pees.
His hair crimps all by itself because it longs to be closer to his skin.
He is…the most interesting dog in the world.
El awesome! 🙂 And I’m jealous about Robertos! That is our favorite place to chow down on some Mexican food when in SD!
hidden exposures says
made. my. day.
I celebrated by reading this whole post in a Mexican accent.
LOVE the most interesting dog in the world. More! More!
Barbara and Daisy says
I LOVE your sombrero Dude!
Dr. V says
I don’t always eat poop, but when I do, I prefer Dos Ickies.
Stay furry my friends.
Deb Mendez says
How did I miss this post! Can’t wait to see the adventures el Perro, and his loyal sidekick — perhaps Perro Negra — who will no doubt actually save the day! Or will it be el Gato that perhaps puts out a raging forest fire by spritzing (marking) it!