As you may already know, M & I have been taking the Ground School offered at our airport. If we’re going to be the heads of Airport Security & Hospitality we figured it would be professionally beneficial to earn our Pilot’s License (never mind that we’d be able to chase birds better!).
Well…. I was reading out of the Pilot’s Handbook while M was practicing a particularly difficult set of ground traffic control paw signals with one of the wasps that had made its way into the office. She was directing it to make another go around before landing…. well…. I’m not entirely sure what happened. Maybe the wasp misunderstood? Or perhaps M didn’t signal correctly? At any rate…. the wasp landed on her nose and…. STUNG HER! Right-on-the-nose!
Totally uncalled for! I jumped down from my chair and ordered that wasp to land. Then I ramp-checked him and terminated his authority to fly….. permanently! (91.123)
Obviously, that was the end of studying for the day. M walked around rubbing her nose and complaining bitterly for quite some time. I was worried that she might become so discouraged that she would want to quit studying for our Pilot’s Licenses.
To take her mind off the ouchieness of the whole situation I decided to have our human, the girl, whip her up a little treat.
Easy Peasy Peppermint Mocha Frappucinos
You will need:
- 1 packet Starbucks Via Mocha Flavored Coffee
- Nestle Coffeemate – Peppermint Mocha
Here is where the directions get a bit vague…. Just throw the ingredients in to your personal preference….. more coffee flavored? Add less water…. More peppermint? Add more Coffeemate… you get it? Add enough ice (about 1-1.5 cups cubed) to make it nice and thick. Blend…. YUM!
The girl used her new Oster – My Blend blender, but you could use a regular blender. We like the Oster – My Blend because we can add all the ingredients to the cup, screw on the blender lid and then it just locks into place in the blender….. once it’s blended you just unlock the cup, flip it over, remove the blender lid and screw on the travel lid! Much easier and more convent for little paws… and clean up is a snap! We just give the girl the blender lid and she washes it in the sink! Easy peasy! It comes with a nice travel lid so we can drag it around with us and slurp right out of the cup (we are still working on using a straw)!
M alternated slurping and resting her nose against the cup for the rest of the afternoon. I am happy to report that she has fully recovered and is back to studying for her Pilot’s License! We are on schedule to graduate with the rest of our class in August. Next step… FLIGHT LESSONS!
If you’re interested in learning to fly too, join us for class! Festus Airport Ground School Classes – We’d be happy to lend you a paw!