I’m sorry for not posting any recipes for what seems like way too long. One of my cats, Tequila, developed a bad cough and was not responding to the different medications she was given. Finally on Saturday, June 29, we had x-rays taken of her chest and it was bad news. Most of her lungs were destroyed and she had fluid around her heart as well. When the vet, whom I adore and respect, said there wasn’t any hope for a recovery, I set up an appointment to have her euthanized on July 3rd. With her being only 2 years old, I raged about the injustice of someone, so young, sweet and innocent dying. Financially, we pretty much live from one month to the next but if my daughter and I could have had a dollar for every tear we shed over her we could be millionaires right now. During the last day we had left with her, we tried to enjoy every moment as much as possible. Her spirit was strong but the flesh was weak. She still purred, showed interest in playing and cuddling with us but her appetite was rapidly disappearing. When we brought her to the vet on Wednesday morning, she was weighed and we found out that she had lost 1 pound in just the past 4 days. That was one-tenth of her total weight. I had, up to that point, struggled with the act of putting her to sleep while her spirit was still so strong. Upon hearing the weight loss, I knew that it was absolutely the right thing to do. I absolutely wanted every moment I could with her, but not at the cost of her suffering. Sometimes the right thing to do is the hardest thing to do and saying goodbye to her was one of those moments.
I read a poem once that was about death and saying good-bye, and I wish that I could remember the title of it. What I do remember are the lines “I would rather have you forget me and be happy, than to remember me and be sad.” I think tequila would want the same thing. I’m never going to forget her, she will always be in my heart and so I’m trying to focus on the moments with her that make me smile. I still have her 2 brothers and others who still bring me joy as well.
I am sorry that I went so long without posting anything but it was hard to focus on hardly anything else during that difficult time. I’m getting back on track now so you’ll be seeing a lot more recipes again.
We wanted to post a few different photos along with these but since Tequila looked almost identical to her brothers, we’re only posting the ones we are absolutely certain are of her.
My birthday is tomorrow and because of that, I won’t be posting anything for that day. My daughter is going to be trying to make the day as special as possible for me and I don’t want to miss a moment of that. Spending time with her is one of the best gifts that I could get. Hope you all had a good day and tomorrow will be even better !
Any guy with a child can be called a father, but it’s something special when someone calls you daddy or dad. To all those who are being a good role model for their children, you are fricken’ awesome ! I hope that you are getting to enjoy this day.
My apologies for not posting anything for so long. I had a plumbing problem that was hell to get fixed. My water/sewer/trash bill is usually around $100 each month. This last month it was $500 ! There were so many problems with getting an appointment set up and then with getting the problem fixed. It was one problem after another ! With all that shit happening I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind to post anything. I was exhausted physically and mentally.
With that problem taken care of, I will be back to posting on a regular basis.
So excited about the blueberries ! About 5 years ago, I planted some blueberry bushes in my backyard. I don’t use any kind of pesticide or herbicide in my backyard so these are 100% organic ! Of course I never get all of the blueberries because the birds take their share but that’s okay because their antics bring me pleasure. It’s really nice to just go outside and grab as many as I feel like eating ! As productive as these plants are, I should probably be able to have about 1/2 cup every day for about the next couple of weeks. It just depends on how much the birds want to eat from one day to the next ! The bush that I got these from is now about 6 feet tall. While I was outside getting the pictures, two stray cats that I take care of came by to visit. The tabby striped cat is Dr. Pepper and the black female cat is Besa. There are a few more stray cats I take care of but they weren’t around at that time. I get the cats spayed or neutered, feed and water them on a daily basis, and get them medical help when they need it. As you can tell, Dr. Pepper was in an especially affectionate mood this morning ! He was determined to get his share of loving and did not want to sit still for a picture ! Besa loves getting attention too but she doesn’t slut it up like Dr. Pepper does ! I’ve been taking care of these two for the last 2 1/2 years. Where she goes, he goes. I’ll tell you more about the cats in my life in another post. It’s been a long and hot day and I can feel the tiredness getting the best of me so I’m going to wrap this up and hope that you all have had a good day and tomorrow will be even better for you !
So today I was trying to catch up on some work in the backyard, which included pulling some weeds out of large flower pots:
We’d had some descent rain lately so I knew it’d be easy to get the weeds pulled up. So when I went to grab a handful of dead grass and such out of this particular pot:
I thought nothing of it when a clump of grass and weeds came up super easy. What came next shocked the hell out of me ! I forgot all about those rabbit seeds I planted earlier this spring:
The harvest was bountiful !
All joking aside, I was utterly stunned to find these baby rabbits in a flower pot !!!! It never occurred to me that a rabbit would have her babies in a place like that. I can’t tell you how many times I have walked past that pot while taking my elderly dog out to use the bathroom ! There was never a f*cking clue that these adorable little bunnies were just mere inches away, under a thin layer of dead vegetation. I know there was at least 4 but maybe more than that. I could tell they were getting scared so I hurried up and put the dead vegetation back over them. It was such a bizarre thing for me that I had to share it with y’all ! I want to check on them again tomorrow but I’ll probably resist. I’m scared of spooking the mother off. I’ll keep you updated if there’s anything more to tell you about them.
I would like to give a shout out to all the f*ckin’ awesome mothers out there across the world ! As a mother of two adult children, I understand all the ups and downs of motherhood. When your children are all grown up you still worry about them as much as you did when they were younger. Even if you don’t get told this often enough, don’t forget how f*ckin’ amazing you are ! I hope y’all get treated like goddesses today ! You most definitely deserve it.