Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sunday Selfies August Nine, 2020

 Boring title...LOL!

Not a very exciting week here at Casa Meezer & Terrierists...but for some reason, we think that could be considered good, MOL/BOL!

 A lot of folks were in the regions affected by that nasty tropical storm/hurricane earlier this week. We did get some needed rain, but no bad weather. We hope all are safe and have their power back on if was disrupted. And we send comforting thoughts, purrs and aroos to those who lost loved ones.

Benji made another trip to see his vet, Dr Ben, we think it's neat that he sort of shares the same name...BOL!  

Anyways, he was still having no appetite and continued to make very loose yard art...um...kind of more like pudding than sausages...yes, we know, TMI, TMI!!!

Anyways Dr Ben found 'spirochetes' in the sample we brought along...but he said the Giardia was gone. He thinks Benji likely had those spirochetes all along but missed them the first time, due to the tiny sample he had then...well, whatever. So now he is on a different antibiotic to kill those nasty things. After three days he has more formed do-dos and his eating is somewhat better. Sometimes he doesn't want to eat at all, and sometimes he gobbles the whole thing up. Go figure. So if he won't eat, he gets some other food to tide him over till he gets his next regular meal, and mostly then he will eat. Sometimes he will only eat f we feed him a wee bit at a time...spoiled rotten pup!! BOL!

At least by doing that, he hasn't lost too much weight.

And he acts pretty normal, barking at any and all seen and unseen monsters and foraging, digging in the yard. Sure, I  am not sick...BOL!

This week, before he went to see Dr Ben, there was a big deaded bunny on the grass...at least not ripped apart like the previous one...and a big fat dead mole. Yuck! They are keeping a secret as to who snagged what varmint...

Dalton is as crazy as ever as regards to Pawppy, each morning (and evening), he is Pawppy's best friend, cause he is the food man, but when he picks up his briefcase to go to work...(Hooray, he was called back to his job!), he puts up his hackles barks and growls and tries to nip his ankles. Sheesh, what a messed up traumatized little pup he is. Will he ever get over that? He's soon going to be here three years...sigh...

Oh well, he is our little Dalton, and we will love him as long as he is here! Forever like:)

Pipo seems to be slowing down, though he comes a begging in the kitchen, pups or not, if he hears any container from the fridge being opened...like the yogurt ones. How can he differentiate between them?? Nothing amiss with his hearing, even at his senior age of 15 3/4 years. And he still 'rules' those hooligan pups with his fast whappy paws! MOL! They are scared of him - hah!  He is eating pretty good lately...not a lot, but enough. He does look rather gaunt...so every other day he gets that appetite stimulant. He gets blissed out with some of the nip that *she* brings in from the garden.

Ok, it wasn't such a boring week, afterall. MOL! BOL!

So here are the selfies you wanted to see...Pipo as usual is not very interested...so the zoom lens helps a bit, therefore they are rather grainy...





There has been a lot of sadness in Blogville recently. We didn't know some of them, but  our hearts  go out to all their families. We did know the sweet and precious Georgia from Mickey's Musings quite well...so we made a memento card in her memory.

Georgia, from Mickey's Musings


We are joining the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, won't you join too?! Its hosted each week, by the ever faithful Kitties Blue, and we thank them so much for this fun weekly feature.



Wednesday, August 5, 2020

In Purr-suit of Flavors...On A Hot Day


Sometimes its just too hot to spend time sweltering over a hot stove, or heating up an already warm home...so these three recipes are things you can do with avocados.(Just a few, there are oodles!) Avocados are a  very versatile fruit. And nutritious as well.
So here goes:

Avocado Salad


Avocado Salad

For 6 Servings
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 3 ripe avocados, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place diced cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and avocado to a bowl.
  2. Add cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  3. Gently toss until everything is incorporated.
  4. You can add sliced cook steak, chicken; bits of crumbled feta cheese, or bacon, or even salmon to make it a main one dish meal. Walnuts or some other nutmeat will also be yummy and add crunch and protein. Reduce amounts accordingly if you are not making for a whole family...
  5. Enjoy!

Avocado Spinach Dip

For 4 servings

Avocado Spinach Dip

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ten-oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained. (Squeezed dry!)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 scallions, chopped, or green onions or chives

Directions:

  1. Place avocados, yogurt, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Add spinach and pulse just until incorporated.
  3. Fold in scallions, or add on top before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

This is great with pita wedges, cucumber slices, or any veggie for that matter.

Avocado Delight Smoothie

Avocado Delight Smoothie
For One Serving
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • ½ cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Toss all ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!
 The only thing that would make this avocado recipe better would be to add 1 or 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder.

Go and see all the other cool recipes for hot summertime days or join the blog hop with your own!




Sunday, August 2, 2020

We Are Late For National Mutt Day, But Here We Are With Selfies!

Yes, it was National Mutt Day on July 31st...but we missed it. Phooey. Cause we are mutts for sure, BOL!
But petcretary says we are not Mutts, but we are of the breed Muttski! And there are a bazillion varieties/variations of this breed...BOL, BOL!!

Well, we are going to give Pipo the day off, since we pestered him so much last week when he was outside with us on the special day of our peeps. He is for sure not complaining...tee-hee.

So, Benji is beginning to eat a lot better, sometimes he gobbles everything up in a hurry, but still sometimes he just is not interested. Small steps in the right direction. Thanks for all the pawyers.

On Friday evening, petcretary went outside to get some chives for her supper, and there was a red squirrel on the porch railing. Likely checking to see if there were bird feeders up on the pole...nope! And the containers he tried to get into a few weeks ago, well they are not accessible anymore. Maybe he wants to behead the sunflower that is growing as a volunteer with the purple coneflowers...He/She already did that to some other volunteers in the yard. Anyways he was not sure what to do...and the hooligans 'Muttskis' nearly got it! They were frantically trying to get into the garden, (it is fenced...), but *she* curtailed that and any possible digging sessions by making them go back into the house, and then the varmint could escape...sheesh, those squirrels  sure are loud when they are upset!

Ok, here we are with our selfies!
(The lighting is a bit odd because it was late afternoon...)

We are The Muttski Hooligan Brofurs!!


Well, that's all folks!!

We know you want to see Pipo, he will return next week...if he allows it, MOL!

You can visit all the other selfies at The Kitties Blue, who host this blog hop each week!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sunday Selfies A Day After A Happy Anniversary!

Yes, it was...Happy 33rd Anniversary to our pawrents! July 25, 1987...wow long before there even were kitties and doggies at the den, BOL/MOL!
The unfurbros came by and  took over the kitchen, they did not want to go out to a restaurant, even though they are open here, its still a hassle, with all the social distancing regulations, etc...so they stayed at their own comfy and safe home.
The unfurbros brought all the fixings to make a memorable steak dinner, YUM! Did we get any?? Nope...sheesh...we all tried though and Pipo even got bold and climbed on the table, MOL!

We did get our own dinners though, and treats, too.

It is still hot, muggy and very dry here, no rain at all this week...maybe later today. Maybe being the operative word. About 33C, 92F here, the same weather as 33 years ago. At least we are now blessed with AC...the church they got married in didn't have any, and the reception hall had it, but on account of the excessive heat it had conked out, just in time for us to have a sweaty celebration...oh well, they survived and here they are now:




Benji apologizes for moving....sitting still isn't always on his agenda,BOL!

Not sure what to call a five-some selfie portrait...a Cinqueie or a Quintie?? Maybe a Quintie-Ussie!

Benji isn't at 100% of himself as yet, as far as eating goes, but we are getting there, We think the meds he was given made him feel yucky so he wasn't interested in food...hopefully each day will get better. Now if only he would leave the yucky junky things alone, *she* even found some beheaded mushrooms, species unknown...but it looks like they were spat out, so she gathered them up and trashed them, phew!

Many of you know Virginia (#1) from The Poupounette...well, her neighbor's kitty passed away recently, so petcretary made them a memorial card in Basha's honor.
Basha...you can read about him, here, at The Poupounette.

We are in The Sunday Selfies Bloghop, a weekly fun feature, and we love it. The Kitties Blue host it each week, faithfully, and we thank them so much for keeping it up all these many weeks, months, even years!
You can join them by clicking below on the caption, to their logo.
The Kitties Blue are hosting the Weekly Sunday Selfies.


Sunday, July 19, 2020

Its Sunday Selfie Time!

Yup, another week has flown by and now its Sunday once again!
We are in a heat wave, and the weather peeps have issued a  heat advisory...it was still 84F when petcretary left her work at 1045pm. Yikes!
We need rain, too, badly...we did get some the other night, but it wasn't enough to revive the grass. Our black walnut tree is shedding a lot of the immature nuts and its leaves too. Those trees are messy at the best of times, but its got an early start:( Maybe that means there will be less big walnuts falling down later? Last fall they were like tennis balls, and they were in great abundance.)
Petcretary goes around with a watering can...well lots of them; to keep her patio plants and some other yard plants from dying of thirst, also several oak saplings.
The only thing growing well is weeds...well, of course!

About a week ago, Benji decided to stop eating like a vacuum cleaner, and he was only nibbling at his noms with encouragement...then on the weekend he stopped eating anything...unless hand fed, and then only small bits and pieces. Even his fave things were disdained.
He did eat a wee bit of baby-food meat, and some junk canned doggy food...cause eating junk is better than not eating in *her* opinion...and when we got to the vet he did agree. The vet found Giardia in his doo-doo...so now he is on medication to eradicate that...and some meds to relive nausea...and pumpkin for the runs he was having....well, he is eating about 1/2 of his regular food now, so that is a good thing. He likely picked this bad stuff up in the back woods where he likes to dig and rummage around...he puts everything in his mouth...and who knows what he gulps down. Sheesh.
Dalton follows him around a lot, and often mimics his behaviors, but he seems to have better discernment about what to stick his schnooter in, or what to gobble up.
Never a dull moment around here.

Pipo is holding his own, he eats fairly well, and love to taunt the hooligans from the dining room table or the window. They all like to watch the critter channel:)

Dalton was having fun outside earlier, he treed a squirrel, and then sat there in the shade watching that rodent...who started down the trunk...and came a wee bit closer and closer in increments...he surely was not aware that Dalton would have been able to maybe get at least the tip of his tail, he can out run a squirrel; he never gets one, because they hear his tags so they run off with a head start. BOL! Anyways, petcretary was watching from inside wondering how stupid that rodent might get to be...but then pawppy came home and his car spooked the squirrel right back up the tree and from there he jumped to the neighbor's tree and got away. No part 2-sequel as yet...

A discovery from Pipo's past!  ca Dec2013 (Sometimes looking through one's archives reveals buried treasures!)

This is what I, Dalton,  thought about not getting all the special noms that Benji was getting...

I, Benji, wasn't feeling too good this past week...

This past Tuesday, Petcretary was playing the Tuesday Teaser at Teddy's blog, Two Spoiled Cats.
She was thrilled to be one of two first commenters, there, she has never been able to get there early enough! She did it this time though! Yippee!
And then she managed to also be the first one to guess where the image had been taken...so she was a double winner! We congratulated her with dancing and kissies; woofs and purrs!
Here are the badges she earned for those efforts:



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Alas, we had to once again make memorial/memento cards for some of our furends.

Mina, from Manxmnews




Mau(Mauricio) from The Cat On My Head

We are in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, as always hosted by the Kitties Blue...and even while in deep sadness they didn't want to not have the hop...so we thank them mightily and send them much sympathy and big hugs...

Saturday, July 18, 2020

In Loving Memory of Mau (Mauricio)

Mau, from the Kitties Blue, at The Cat On My Head, has flown off to the realms of Kitty Heaven. You can click on this link here, to visit his family.
The Kitties Blue are famous for many things, but The Sunday Selfies is a feature they host each week, faithfully and diligently.
We thank them for this hard work, and we know it will be bittersweet to keep on keeping on for all of them at this difficult time.
Fly freely, Mau, maybe you will be the RB's Chief Cake Baker!

Purrs and love and many hugs.


Monday, July 13, 2020

Flashbacks & A Strange Guest!


This big yellowish moth was on a rather dirty part of our siding a few days ago...it was quite large. I think is is a female Imperial Moth, or perhaps a Lace Border Moth. It left before telling me his/her name, LOL!
Does anyone else have any idea who this moth might be?? First time I have seen one.

Since it was All American Pet Photo Day, the other day, and since *she* has not had much time to make pics/selfies of us three, (hence the guest...), we agreed to let our Angels MrJackFreckles and Minko do a flashback of some of petcretary's fave pics of them...being all American!

Even when serious, MJF was a cutie!

Minko was quite the 'poser'...
Then she found some cute 'ussies'...





That must have been some joke!

(Flashback), Pipo says he is all American too:)

If you're done with all the yard art chores, can we go for a walk now??
 (FYI: This weeks selfies and ussies are all flashbacks except the one of Dalton & Benji.)
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This has been a very sad time for a well known and loved blogging family.
Caren from (Cat Chat and Dakota's Den), and her husband Lenny, had to say goodbye, till we meet again, to their beloved Dakota...less than 2 weeks after Cody had to go to the RB.
Their grief and emptiness must be unbearable, unthinkable to loose both your beloved furbabies in short order.
We extend our sincere sympathy to them at this difficult time.
(Caren also has a FB page, Here.)
We made some memento cards for them...

Dakota

Dakota and Cody, Together Forever.

This was the card we had sent to them earlier for Cody.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Celebratory Selfies


Last week there were two important holidays that we celebrated...


Independence Day (Here)
and
Canada Day. (Here)

We made some selfies that didn't make it into our pics that we posted there...or that we might have used, who knows...well there were some selfies, that is what counts, so without further ado, here they are...of course it will be pretty obvious which holiday we are depicting...MOL/BOL!

Sorry we have a LONG post this festive weekend!

Petcretary was working on The Fourth, and she ended up working rather later than usual...so she missed the big fireworks that the peeps who live across the street put on....they have a large property with a huge field, and the company one of them works for each year provides the doings for a company picnic along with fireworks...professionally done. The are actually quite 'pawsome' when she has seen them...on her way home from work several places were having fireworks, the air was all smokey and hazy. Pawppy said we didn't have too bad reactions to all the boom boom banging, though Benji seems a wee bit 'needier'.

Soon enough all the fireworks will be put aside till next year...and it should be peaceful once again in our little neck of the woods.
































Sadly in the past week some beloved kitties earned wings and flew off  to the Rainbow Bridge...
Cody's Blog is here at Cat Chat.

Dot is here at Dash Kitten


We are hopping along in the weekly Sunday Selfie feature, as always faithfully hosted by The Kitties Blue...we appreciate them and love this blog hop!