Well, my new sleep pattern is established. I go to sleep. Around 4 AM, Hubby starts tossing an dturning in *his* sleep. He stays asleep. I get jostled and woken and usually bopped by his elbow or something, and that's it for me. Then when he gets up around 630AM, feeling chipper, I crawl back under the blankets to hide until, oh, y'know... My doc appopintment around lunch? Yeah!
Is this an emoji yet? For "gritting my teeth in pain/endurance"? :-#
Before randomness: Edited to add this link to an article I found interesting. "Wabi-sabi". Trust me. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181021-japans-unusual-way-to-view-the-world
So why can't I sleep through Hubby toss-turn? No idea. Used to. Now I can't. Pain too high maybe. Whatever. All I know is, I can't wait for him to wake up so I can sleep, LOL
Mmmmmm is for "Mmmmm, what's fun to eat?"
Pumpkin carrot cake (yes, very seasonal)
Pumpkin for cats, not dogs, and even so, a very olittle, and it has to be pure, nothing added, etc. In fact, fresh baked pumpkin (no skin, no seeds, cooled, and smashed up a bit into a slop) or ground roasted pumpkin seeds to food seem to be faves. Why do it? Oddly, pumpkin seems to help cats wiht digestive issues. That said, call the vet and don't use more than a tiny smidgen. I'm talking literally a measured quarter teaspoon or so. Our vet doesn't even advocate that, as most people use pumpkin pie filling in a can. (NEVER! OMG, why would anyone?!) But the fiber content is pretty useful at moving things along and cats will actually eat it willingly. I've had cats who'd eat it raw if you let them. Basically,s ame as for humans, a little a day keeps the toilet issues a little furhter away. (Fiber and vitiamins.)
As it happens, vitamin A is/can be very toxic to *dogs*. Some dogs (and by that I mean individuals, not even breeds) seem more prone than others, and it can happen if the dog is given supplemental vitamins and/or a raw diet (cod liver oil has a lot of vitamin A, as does liver in general), and it creates a problem over time. Often, you don't know the dog is in trouble until it develops some nasty symptoms, including bone growth in joints that is not reversible.
So, as we head into jack-o-lantern season: Keep everyone safe. Pumpkin bad unless tiny tiny amounts, never in dessert form for non-humans, and so forth.
Irony: Many health advocates feed their dogs raw liver regularly, and then... the dog develops vit-A toxicity with joint damage. No vitamin A, dogs can go blind. Talk about a balancing act! In the wild, canines eat the organ meat of kills, and that can keep things fine. Human-created diets for dogs can be too deficient or too rich. Apparently, we humans suck at this nutrition balance thing even if it's not *ours*. Well, crap...
And on that note of pummmmmpkin.... Pumpkin-ginger cupcakes anyone? *passes them out to the willing*
Blessings and cheers for your Monday!
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