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!