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Sometimes it just isn't meant to be....

This Meatless Monday dinner was supposed to be potato pancakes with homemade applesauce and sour cream. I was really looking forward to it but it will have to wait. Those of you that have been following along know we have two cocker spaniels, Cooper and Jack.

Cooper has lyme disease (actually, most dogs test positive for it) which occasionally flares up. It typically manifests itself as soreness in his hind legs to the point that he is hesitant to walk on them. The good news is that it is completely treatable and the medication works quickly.

Well, today, out of the blue, he started exhibiting the symptoms. Cynthia called me at work and told me she  needed to travel the nearly one hour to our Vet for the pills and get him started on them right away. Long story short, by the time we each got home, it just seemed easier to go out and let someone else make dinner. A salad and baked ziti filled the meatless requirement but I'm holding out for the potato pancakes soon.

P.S. Cooper is doing much better and the medicine is obviously working.


  1. Glad to hear Cooper is on the mend! If it makes you feel any better, I had a delicious "Meatles Monday" dinner last night at a friend's -- portobello mushrooms stuffed with bulgur and pecans served on a bed of mixed greens. Yummy! But I did get scolded for only nibbling the bulgur. (I was trying to limit my carbs, and although it's a very healthy carb -- one serving is still 3/4 of my daily allotment. Yeah, I know, food issues...)


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