...wait, what was that bit about the vet? Yup. Wednesday morning I found a severe puncture wound on one of Andy-pup's back legs. He was in no immediate danger as the wound looked a couple days old - but it looked bad. After thinking it over during my Wednesday meeting, I decided I wanted it checked for infection or embedded objects. So, Wednesday night I got to my vet a little before 5pm, and walked out at 6:18pm. Finally home by 7p. Thank god I brought a book (bkgrp book in fact!)
It was a severe laceration and not a puncture wound. Dr said it was the second one they saw that day and it was already starting to heal nicely. They cleaned it up and he's on antibiotics for the next 10 days. AND, he has a severe yeast infection in BOTH ears. Like major yucko. Lucky me - daily ear cleanings for the next week, daily ear meds, then going to weekly ear cleanings, then bi-monthly. I really don't like cleaning ears...grosses me out. ((sigh)) It is imperative to clear this up so we can ascertain if the little guy has allergies. We go back in two weeks to check ears. A positive about getting him when I did! That and I liked the Dr. - new to me - he was really positive and thorough for being so late at night and short notice.
I won't even describe the "cone" debacle. Andy does not do the head cone (if you've had pets, you know what I'm talking about). Abject failure.
Any way, I managed to make one new recipe last week, and a slow cooker one at that so my weekly goal of one slowcooked meal continues.
White Bean and Hominy Chili (Ckng Lght, Dec 2011)
This was just okay. I love a good bean chili, but this just didn't quite meet my standards. Husband was also less than thrilled with it. It was more like a soup than a chili, was kind of bland, and seemed to lack flavor. The Husband felt the beans had an odd texture - soft yet a bit crunchy. Now, be advised that I did use my own dried beans for this and may not have cooked them enough. Though I didn't notice that particular ailment.
I also skipped the whole "meatless Mexican chipotle sausage", because honestly, it was not to be found in two co-ops and one large supermarket in my corner of the world. Decided not to substitute and omitted completely. I won't be repeating this recipe.
1. Mash 2/3 cup beans with a fork.