Saturday, March 15, 2008

Recovery - Mine and His

Time has served me well since the Carpal Tunnel Surgeries. I am recovering well with the ability to do things I had not been able to do for months before the surgery. I can play the piano again, crochet, knit, quilt, etc and to My Beloved's delight sew on buttons.

It is a good thing that I am recovering because the St. Bernard Puppy is needing a lot of attention. Not only does there need to be a lot of time spent on his training, but he has also developed food allergies. Of course, he can't tell us what food makes him feel bad. So, presently, I am completely cooking for the puppy, Loki.

This is a very interesting venture - or adventure. We are following The Whole Pet Diet book and going by her recipes. Ok, so I make stew either every day, or double up in one day. He eats one crockpot a day, plus snacks. Then yesterday we found out that I also need to make the treats.

Did I mention that I have been a vegetarian for over 22 years? Cooking meat for my man is not a big deal, and often he does the meat part himself. Loki does not. For the first week we tried chicken, I thought I would go over the edge if I deboned one more chicken that week. Now we are on beef. Not as bad to mess with. Today I have made only one pot of stew and then I baked beef liver with garlic, rosemary and oregino for treats.

I am beginning to understand the whole meat on different plates than dairy thing. I am trying to wash everything in Clorox, wipe with vinegar. I bought different cutting boards for the vegie stuff. Trying to use different dishrags also. I bought different cookware and the list goes on.

Whatever he needs I will do. Be it deboning chicken or doing extra laundry for the clean-up and meds. Yet I am also beginning to understand the Native American idea that what you eat you take the spirit of. I have not been able to bear eating cow in a long time. Yet, that dear animal has given his blood that my baby may live. How incredible.

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