Abby and I have been feeling a fair amount of mutual anxiety about Maximum Speed Boulevard, our 14-year-old smooth coat Chihuahua. He’s old: he’s not getting around well, he doesn’t see well, he can’t hear at all, he has terrible breath from bad teeth, and he wheezes uncomfortably all the time. We felt it possible we would need to have him euthanized, and it weighed upon us.
I took him to our vet yesterday, fully prepared to do that, but the ride to town alone seemed to cheer him up, and our vet gave him a couple of different meds, including one for his heart murmur.
So, with our oldest beloved pet still above ground, Abby and I settled into a normal Monday, though Abby’s stress manifests very physically, so she needed a nap, so we enjoyed one.
Last night I attended Open Mic Nyte at its new location, The Grandview. There’s plenty of room there, but for some reason a lot of the regulars didn’t or couldn’t make it. Still, I love café culture, and will continue to go, and if I can find time, I’ll try to find more of those kinds of events.
So, how was the tilapia?
Also the flavor of most fish is greatly enhanced by grilling until there’s little bits of char here and there.
1. I’m encouraged to see you trying a new theme; this one is better for mobile (I haven’t seen it on my desktop yet). But your usually hilarious subhead is absent.
2. It’s always difficult when a well-loved animal reaches the end of its days. I sympathize deeply with your knowledge that Max isn’t long for this world.
The theme change is actually a mobile plug-in to improve rendering and readability for mobile-only users. The desktop experience is the same, and, in my opinion, much better.
The tilapia was quite nice, with a distinct flavor, and a nice texture. I won’t buy it again because Abby didn’t like it, so I won’t have it again, but if we tried pollock, for example, and Abby didn’t want it, I would eat it.
By the way, my bell pepper plant finally started to produce once it cooled off a bit. Man those things are delicious.
“…actually a mobile plug-in to improve rendering and readability for mobile-only…”
Ah, cool! It definitely improves rendering for mobile. (For reasons I can’t explain, I prefer reading your blog when I’m outdoors, so this is helpful.)