First, a bit more about our Sedi….
On Sunday, we finally decided, after agonizing over it for weeks, that it was time.
Her back legs were almost useless and I could tell that one hip was popping in and out of the socket. She couldn’t stand without a bit of assistance, and fell regularly. Over the weekend she fell after every dozen or so steps. I would help her up; she’d fall again.
Her back paws curled under making it difficult to stand.
Each day was a bit worse than the one before.
It was time.
The first problem was getting her into the car. We tried lifting, mon mari on the hips, me in front.
When mon mari lifted her up he apparently hurt her. She bit my wrist so hard I saw stars.
I could tell that she was trying not to bite hard, but she couldn’t seem to help herself.
I was sure my hand had been broken in many, many places.
It wasn’t. She had broken the skin a tiny bit, and seriously bruised me, but it all still worked.
We found an old blanket, wrapped her up and hoisted her in.
When we got to the Vet we lifted her out.
She pranced right in like she was a puppy.
As I was explaining her situation to the Vet , she continued to walk around his office’s slippery tile floor without so much as a limp or a slip – putting a lie to my every word.
Fortunately, for my guilt-ridden soul, the Vet knew her, had treated her recently, and understood.
Apparently the excitement of the car trip, being in the office, whatever, gives them a bit of an adrenalin rush.
Or, it’s something all animals due to torment their humans in their final moments.
One or the other….
This was after a fall… her last morning, in a bit of dappled sunshine. She was giving the neighbor dog a bark and fell over. Telling that she didn’t even try to go to the gate for a proper bark.
As to the work:
It’s time to trim. All those little seems in the ceiling have to have a bit of trim added to make them pretty…. Like this:
He also did a bit in the other bedroom last week:
And he hooked up the radiator so he has heat without hauling up kerosene.
Now, since this is meant to be a food blog and not, well, you know….
This was easy: colorful vegetables, finely chopped, lightly sautéed, then baked with eggs and cheese…
2 leaves Savoy cabbage
1 small leek
4 tsp butter
1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
2 tsp milk
3 shredded cheese
Finely chop carrots and cabbage. Thinly slice leek. Heat 2 tsp butter in medium skillet. Add vegetables and sauté 8 – 10 minutes, until tender.
Use remaining 2 tsp butter to thoroughly butter 2 ramekins.
Whisk eggs, Add mustard, milk and cheese, whisk.
Divide vegetables and place in ramekins. Pour egg mixture on top of vegetables, dividing evenly.
Put ramekins into a baking pan (I use a bread pan) with deep sides. Pour hot tap water into the pan coming half way up the sides of the ramekins.
Bake at 375F (180C) for 30 minutes. Remove and serve directly from the ramekins.