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For all the size--little snow

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sherlock is watching the snow out my back door. I took him to my vet this week. He still has a tapeworm so he got medication to treat it. However his weight has improved. He was 4.14 lbs and is now 6.8 lbs. I figure somewhere around 8 lbs is probably his normal weight. Between his injuries, dehydration, starving and illness he has come a long way. He is healing. Apparently his tail was either chopped or ripped off at the tip. That explains his broken tail. His bald spots are re-growing hair as well. I am amazed with all this little guy has been through; yet he has such a sweet manor.

I have lost 1/2 lb this week. Not much but I am eating what I "really crave" and staying away from sugar, high fructose, artificial "anything" and taking my vitamins and using my herbs to add flavor instead of salt as much as possible.

Lugging wood is my main exercise but I also have used my tread mill and yoga and of course housework.

This winter until this week I have been able to keep my grocery bill under $30 each week. But they had Alaskan Salmon on sale so I stocked up. I have been cooking more from scratch since retired. I enjoy cooking and it is healthier and more cost effective. I plan to cook Coq au vin (French dish: chicken cooked in wine) for our Sunday dinner. Last week I made homemade Oven beef burgundy stew and corn bread.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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  • 0309COOKIE
    I'm glad Sherlock is watching the snow from inside a nice, warm house rather than from where he was before. Bless your heart for adopting him. Glad to hear he is on the mend and gaining some weight.
    1886 days ago
    It makes me wonder how such a sweet cat ended up outside in the cold. I am so glad you got him. He is so loving and gentle. I still watch the ads and nobody has put in for a lost cat. I think he will be a beautiful animal when his health returns fully. I am so glad he trusted me to come inside the house that day when I found him and that you persisted in adopting him in spite of the hindrances.

    The love he shows is worth it.
    1886 days ago
    So happy Sherlock is improving - good weight gain. Animals know when they are rescued by a loving person and are always grateful! Enjoy your Salmon!!!
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    1887 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Glad to hear your cat is doing better and your dishes sound delicious!
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    1887 days ago
    he's a lucky cat to have such a nice mistress
    1887 days ago
    Great blog! Glad your cat is healing. He's a good looking cat.

    Your meals sound delicious! Keep Sparking!
    1887 days ago
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