As is her way, Emma has taken it upon herself to take care of Bixby and me. Here she is keeping the big guy company in the afternoon sun. Bixby still spends a lot of time looking out the window and sighing. Loudly. I wish I was kidding.
Today he began to brighten up, wanting to play non-stop with Bad Horse, so we are making progress.
Lots of cooking going on here. Bad Horse has felt like taking on some new recipes. This one was a winner:
It’s a Pear Crisp. Using the Perfect Apple Crisp recipe, found here, and substituting pears for the apples. It also uses gluten free flour quite successfully in the crisp.
We had an abundance of pears because my local grocer is selling “misfit” fruits and veggies – or what I like to call, “ugly fruit and veggies”. They are misshapen, bruised or otherwise not “A” quality. But I will let you in on a little secret, most of them are much tastier. Especially the lemons – thin skinned and full of juice – which makes them bruise easily. Ugly, but yummy.
That’s it for now…I’ll try to get back to regular blogging soon. Until then…
3 thoughts on “In This Together”
The animals comfort each other and the humans and the people cook through the grief. Sounds like normal to me! Take care over there.
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You and Bixby are in my thoughts…Bad Horse comfort food is the way to go
Glad Bixby is beginning to brighten up a little. Everyone has losses in life, and they slowly get over them. Maybe you should try for a big dog rescue? Dane/shepherd mix or something like that… hybrids seem stronger.
We had to put down Boomer, a 95 pound WV Brown dog, who was 11 or 12 and just ran out of lifespan. Our surviving dog was struck low by the loss. We found a white lab-mix at the shelter. She had been raised in a crate. When I took her for the mandatory walk, when we got the the edge of the pavement, she stopped to investigate the grass, as though she had never seen grass before.
When we brought her home, Happy, another rescue, was so delighted to be able to teach Alice (in Wonderland) all about jumping on rocks and chasing chipmunks. There are no chipmunks on the rocks around the house now. The two dogs are quire affectionate. Happy is 10 years older and I worry about Alice, who may barely remember being an unhappy only dog.
Happy Holidays!! Thanksgiving AND winter solstice!!
And thanks for all the foodie information, as well as the ducks and dogs.
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