Nowadays however, my little fur kids are spoiled rotten. Not quite made for the cattle business, these two rescues keep me company like no other. If fact, they pretty much keep me tied to the house, or the RV as the case may be.
Just like REAL kids, aren't they just the cutest when they are sleeping?? Maybe they have one eye open keeping track of you as they snore loudly? Ahhhhh so sweet!!
Ten seconds later, you find THIS on the floor. How the heck did you do that in ten seconds without me seeing or hearing anything??? With just the tiniest of holes in Jessie's dog bed, Cooper can turn it into garbage worthy material in a flash. You can tell he's giving me that WHO ME? look.
So what do I do? I go to the discount store and find Miss Jessie another bed ... a little beefier one this time ... which she sleeps in no matter if it's in the middle of the floor or smashed up against the wall.
To reward Cooper for his bad behavior, I buy toys for them to play with. For whatever reason, they both LOVE this squeaky pencil, and of course they each had to have their own.
I also discovered this new dog food after talking to the Manager at Petco. It's called LID food. Limited Ingredient Diet. If it says chicken and sweet potato, then that's all it has, plus a few vitamins. Did I mention they have buffalo, venison, chicken, duck and beef?
As long as it doesn't have sweet potato, Cooper has been eating it. So far his stomach is back on track ... YAY!! Hopefully, even though this is more expensive, it will cut down on the vet bills.
To reward MYSELF for cleaning up the mess Cooper made, I went to the Guadalajara Grill for some lobster enchiladas. I heard they were amazing. Too bad I got the wrong restaurant. There was nothing even remotely like that on this menu.
I did like the festive interior ... wear your sunglasses ... and the Mexican hats made into lampshades.
Unfortunately, there wasn't much on the lunch menu besides tacos and burritos. I opted for the $10 all-you-can-eat taco bar.
I have to admit it's not really fun to go out to eat by yourself. First, I always feel uncomfortable when they ask how many people and you answer just one. No one wants a single in their serving area ... it's less tip money. Secondly, with no one to talk to, I'm usually done eating in ten minutes or less.
I hit the taco bar to see what they had. Hard taco shells ... check! Chicken and beef in so much liquid it will make mush out of the hard taco shells ... check! Lots of goodies to pile on so you can try to get your $10 worth ... check!
They even had three different kinds of cheese and some pretty good guacamole to go with the hard taco chips and salsa. Sorry to eat and run, but could I have the check please?
The drink I ordered .. lemonade ... cost almost as much as the taco bar. Two tacos and a drink for $16. I should have gone to the little local Mexican restaurant and got a huge burrito for half the price. Lesson learned, but it will probably happen again the next time I go out for lunch.
In the meantime, I've taken on a new job ... kitty sitting. But first I have to catch that RAT that's been visiting my front porch. Yeah really ... a RAT!! The war is ON!!