The Crazy Suburban Mom: Random Monday falala

Monday, October 11, 2010

Random Monday falala

I have a whole lot of things to say today and they really don't fit into one post but I'm going to do it anyway.

1.  The winner of Cookbook giveaway is Russ at Grampy's World!  Email me Russ!

2.  Ginger's been having a rough time of it lately.


She's an old girl and is now on two medicines and Holy Second Income, Batman - Do you have any idea how much dog medicine costs?  For the last few years she's been getting up four or five times a night ostensibly to pee -  And snoring up a storm.

Turns out she's had arthritis and a chronic sinus infection caused by tooth decay all this time and how guilty to do feel about now?  In my pathetic defense, I will say I did get her teeth done regularly but as she aged I did them less because you don't want to give anesthesia to a dog her age.

One night  about a month ago she woke up shrieking and I took her to the vet the next day, I swear I thought that was 'it'.  Turns out it was pain.  On the follow up visit to the vet a week later she was put on an antibiotic for her teeth and her stop a U-Haul breath is now daisy fresh, and the snoring is so much better.

She's on her second round of antibiotics, and will remain on the rimadyl but she only wakes up once a night now.  I'm going to ask the vet to throw in a little extra snoring antibiotic for me next time....

3.  I recently got a community cookbook that has hands down the strangest recipe I've ever seen.  I don't  know what made me look twice at it because when flipping through the pages it doesn't stand out.  I didnt' know what an odd-ball it was until I read this.


Could that not win, well win something if there was a prize for things like this.  And really, what would make a (rational) person think of mixing vinegar, butter, flour, mustard, sugar, egg and salt - Heating it and then pouring it over a package of marshmallows?

But read on because there's a pint of cream and mayonnaise involved too.  Plus all the chunky bits.


The recipe reminds me of something that would get poured down your throat as an alternative for  a stomach pump should you ingest motor oil.

To me everything about that recipe would induce vomiting.... and what wouldn't would absorb toxins.

4. I found a lip balm /chap stick I love - It's called EOS and it comes in a little egg shaped thing.


I love that you don't have to stick your finger in them to put them on, the tops click lock so they stay closed in my purse and I love the way they smell.  Plus they stay on really, really well.  Unbelievably well.  Like over an hour, way over.  For a chap stick thing?  Fab.

Here's the links to the flavors :
I keep the little egg things in my purse so no problem but I realized the day I was going to put one in my jeans, not going to happen.  It looked decidedly testicular.

5. I've decided to try and make Ginger dog treats. At this very moment I'm attempting meatloaf jerky.  I'll let you know if it's a winner or just, um just jerky.


Maureen 10/11/10, 12:54 PM  

I love when you ramble! That recipe is beyond disgusting. I would like to know how the jerky turns out though.

Gabriele Agustini 10/11/10, 1:46 PM  

If you go to this website, you'll find a recipe for a green-smoothie for dogs (and cats). (They love them!)
Basically, a dog can eat any green- smoothie a human can. Cats can't have them with fruit.
A friend of mine has given her ailing dog these healthy things and he's doing so much better!
There is even a book out with some recipes for green-smoothies for pets.
Here is the website:
I hope Ginger feels better soon!!

Amy 10/11/10, 2:07 PM  

Wow! I'm tempted to try that recipe. Wait. No, no I'm not. That was a lie. There is nothing tempting about that recipe.

J Sedai 10/11/10, 6:01 PM  

I was going to go and make a yum breakfast for the kids, then a read that recipe, and now I'm a little green around the gills.

and then I got to the part about you trying to carry egg gloss in your jeans and LOL'd so loud that my kids had to make sure I was O.K.

I hope Ginger gets to feeling better soon, and don't feel better, sometimes it's hard being a doggie mommy cause they don't talk, and they try to hide their pain and be brave for us.

Lin 10/11/10, 10:21 PM  

Oh, my poor friend Ginger!! I hope she is feeling better. Can they pull those bad teeth?? Grace was all grumpy like that for the longest time and then we found out it was her teeth too. Animals have a real way of hiding their pain. Poor things.

Well, come to think of it, Joe snores and gets up to pee too. Should I have him put down??

I just saw those new lip balms today! Em wanted to get one but Joe was all snappy about it. I'll have to sneak one in the cart next time we go to the Walmart. They looked kinda cool.

Janiss 10/12/10, 12:45 AM  

Taking care of an elderly pet is no picnic! But you know, we all just hang in there because with pets, we are in it for the long haul. I was much happier taking care of the kitties in my past who grew into seniors, even with all their issues, rather than having to cope with the couple whose lives ended far too soon.

That recipe?! Eeek. I've actually seen carrots, walnuts and pineapple combined successfully, but the rest? Whoever created that recipe, I think, wanted to kill somebody.

Russ 10/12/10, 10:09 AM  

I am not even going to talk about the nasty recipe. I just hope your dog is better. They cost more than your kids to maintain.
Good Luck.
PS Thanks for the win in your giveaway. I have sent you an email

lee 10/14/10, 1:11 PM  

i just read that macaroni salad recipe. i think aunt katie was high and got the munchies!

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