I don’t care what the calendar says, it’s officially winter here.
Last time, I mentioned we had our first snow, and traces of slick ice and dirty slush were still lingering when I met up with Sara at a new restaurant downtown called the Matador. It was one of the coolest decorated restaurants I’ve seen in a while: Spanish style with lots of wrought iron touches.
We shared a few dishes:
Spinach Pear Salad
Blackened Ahi with Green Apple Slaw
Pan Seared Scallops
My gorgeous dinner date:
To days later, it snowed, and snowed and SNOWED! I got a lovely 5:30 am wake up call (it was a recording) from the school letting me know classes were cancelled. I’d already declared it a personal snow day anyway.
No need to to go the gym for a workout, I just shoveled our three car driveway! I’m actually sore today…
Which worked out because someone wasn’t feeling himself. I had made an appointment the night before to take him to the vet because I was concerned about kennel cough, basically a respiratory tract infection.
Bet ya didn’t know dogs can cough?? It sounds more like a gagging/hacking than human coughs. I researched to see if there was anything I could do to make Hunter more comfortable, and one website recommended strong peppermint tea with honey.
And I set up the humidifier in the bedroom. It might sound like a lot of trouble for a dog, but he’s my baby. Plus, the tea and the humidifier helped and he was already feeling better the next day. I still took him to the vet to make sure he was ok and sure enough! He didn’t even need any antibiotics because the vet was certain that it was clearing on its own. I love when vets or doctors don’t immediately turn to drugs.
Friday I have plans to make amazing red velvet cookies with cream cheese peppermint filling. Stay tuned!
Has your pet ever been sick?