Between Georgi-Boy’s vet visit this morning and the office and housework I need to complete, there will be no Shoptalk today.
I promise I will be back on track very soon — Georgi simply requires some attention at this time.
Please keep him in your thoughts.
Vet prognosis so far:
Georgi may have a bowel obstruction as well as parasites. We’re looking over our options right now to decide on some diagnostic testing and how his care will follow from here on out. Thank you for caring for him…
Many of you know Georgi as my happy, peppy, boxer mix… He’s very loving!
Georgi has been a little off for awhile, though. Except up until the last week it hasn’t affected his attitude, his eating habits, etc.
Back in May, we noted some lumps / knots on Georgi which we believe to be lipomas. We mainly use herbal and home remedies on our pets with the assistance of those more knowledgeable than us regarding such treatments. We were told that given his symptoms, it was most likely a parasite, so we got Diatomaceous Earth to give him.
Well… the Diatomaceous didn’t make him 100% better. This week has been really rough on Georgi. Monday night, he refused half his food. And he hasn’t eaten at all since Tuesday. We’ve been trying to get him to a vet since like last Friday.
We don’t have a vehicle of our own right now other than bicycles, which did not come with a doggy-carriage. Our phones are also out of service as other bills were just more important right now, but we can use payphones, etc.
A friend was going to take us to the vet, but couldn’t right away due to her schedule. She asked that we go ahead and try to find another ride for Georgi’s sake, which we’ve been doing.
Drew went to the vet’s office, which is 1.6 miles from our home, and asked that they send someone to get us. He was told no and that we should call a cab. That was yesterday, after a long morning spent trying to contact the vet by phone — their line was busy / off the hook.
Today, we contacted the cab company, which also refused us saying Georgi would have to be crated for them to even consider it.
The local bus system also says he should be crated for a ride with them…
Georgi is a very strong, easygoing dog. But right now, he doesn’t feel at all well. Otherwise, I would pack up some water and walk him to the vet.
How can you help?
- If you pray, please do so.
- If you’re in the area, I can’t give you much, but I would be willing to give you a little gas money.
- If you’re anywhere at all, please retweet my posts regarding Georgi… Thank you.
I happened across this awesome quesadilla recipe on AllRecipes.com. I prefer beef to chicken, so I simply traded the chicken for beef. Enjoy!!
This is what the process looks like for us after the beef is cooked and mixed. I like to add tomatoes to my cilantro / pimientos / onion mix. We find refridgerated beef mix is easiest to work with, particularly when transferring to pan (#5).
• 3/4 cu. Water
• 1 lb. Beef (or 2 cu. Chicken)
• 1 pk. Taco seasoning
• 1 cu. Refried bean
• 7” tortillas
• 2 oz. Diced pimientos; drained
• 1/4 cu. Green onions
• 1/4 cu. Minced cilantro
• 1 1/2 cu. Shred Monterey Jack
• 1 Tblsp. Vegetable oil
1. Brown beef; drain.
2. Bring beef, water, seasoning to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes. Stir in beans.
3. Mix pimientos, onions, & cilantro; set aside.
4. Spoon 1/2 cu. Meat mix over 1/2 tortilla. Top with pimiento mix and cheese.
5. Fold the quesadilla. Cook in oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes per side or until cheese melts. Use additional oil as needed.