Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cats and Dogs

  I got to the house after our walk yesterday and Ebony was in the middle of room.  Zoey ran up, sniffed her and took off to smell something else.  You should have seen this cat, it was so funny.  You have all seen a cat stalking something.....extreme slow motion.  That is what the cat did.   Very slowly crouching down low she made her way across the room to under the table,  slowly slowly probably thinking to herself....OK, make no sudden moves, no moves that will make that huge dog want to chase me.  The second Zoey wasn't looking Ebony ripped off up the stairs and into the back bedroom closet where she stayed the entire time Zoey was there.   Now how are they suppose to get along and get to know each other that way, LOL.    Finally after about 4 hours I brought Zoey home.  I was afraid the cat would have a burst bladder or worse yet use the closet.  So all in all not to bad.  I guess I don't have to worry about Zoey.  She never really settled down at my MIL's though.  Maybe today will be better.

    Our supper was superb last night.  Rick grilled some steaks and I made baked sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts with sauted pecan's on top.  We had a delicious bread and apple pie for dessert though no one ate the pie as we were stuffed.

     My MIL always say we cook too gourmet for her.  What was gourmet about that?  Although a good cook my MIL always only used salt and pepper as spices and usually make a roast, potatoes, gravy and a vegetable.  She would boil the veggies to within an inch of their life.  I like mine crisper and steamed.  Never was fond of gravy and there is a way to make pork roast without having it dry as shoe leather.  Salt....well occasionally. My MIL salts her salt.  My MIL does however make the worlds best apple pie.  I judge everyone by hers.

    Rick gave me the sweetest card.  We don't exchange gifts, haven't for years.  Seems silly when we do it all year when we find something we think the other will like.  More spontaneous and fun that way.

    I forgot to set clocks back.  Rick always did that.  Usually I worked until they changed the date and would have to either work an extra hour, boo, or work one less.  For some reason 13 1/2 hours was a killer.   Its amazing what a difference one more hours makes.

    Well, time to get off my butt and get the dog walked before we go to my MIL's.   Still haven't heard from the BIL in weeks.  Peace and quiet.   We are having company at my MIL's so I am going to do some cleaning.  It usually looks good but I have to vacuum and dust.  I have the beds ready and I want to clean the upstairs bathroom.  Hope everyone has a great day.


lanurseprn said...

Funny about the cat! And that dinner you made sounds so yummy! I'll have to try the pecans.
That long shift would kill me. I worked that when I did nights...UGH it was a killer!! I won't miss that at all!!
Now I'm wondering about BIL.
Have a great day.

maryajacobs5 said...

My cat used to do that when the grandsons came to visit.  I think he saw them as terrorists and they did tease him at lot.  Used to come out of hiding when they went home.

As for veggies my parents were the same, and yet when they ate at our house they always said it was nice to eat veggies steamed and crisp, but they never managed to achieve that for themselves.  When Dad was alive he used to insist on eating at set times because he was diabetic, and if we were ever late for a meal he would microwave eat, so even slusher veggies.  Never mind all cooked with a good helping of love.


madcobug said...

I am glad the cat/dog meeting went that well although the poor cat thought it had to hide. That meal sounds delish. Helen

kirkbyj05 said...

I think the cat has had more bad experiences of dogs than Zoey has of cats.  
At least Zoey isn't interested so that's a good sign.
I wouldn't even allow one iota of thought about BIL into my mind if I were you. Just take a deep breath and give a lovely big sigh he isn't around at the moment.  Thank you God!
Please be kind to yourself and take it easy Julie.
I'm so glad you had a brilliant meal together.  I'm like you...I like my vegetables al dente.
Jeanie  x xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I had a cat who loved dogs. My friend brought up her German Shepherd once and my cat loved him, they were firm friends by the end of the day! I'm glad your BIL seems to have disappeared now. The meal you cooked sounded great, funny but I don't like gravy either, don't see the point in pouring it over crispy roast potatoes! Have a good week. Jeannette xx  

cacklinrosie101 said...

Our kitty hides from Grizzly most of the time, and he was here when she was born.  She's very timid, and he's the king.  LOL at the gourmet.  Sounds like my mother.  She uses salt and pepper...period.  Sounds like a yummy meal to me.  Chris

daddyleer said...

Our oldest cat's first dog encounter was with a blind German Shepherd that lived in the yard next door. She quickly learning that cat claws trump dog nose any day anywhere. Interestingly that arrogance was passed along to all our cats over the years who tend to "introduce" themselves to dogs by raking their nose and establishing who is boss. <grin>

mail4campbell said...

Very Pretty cat!!!! Glad you've got a little peace in your life and YES....I KNOW how that itty bitty EXTRA hour can be the roughest, cause your internal clock is saying...enough should have been resting already! LOVE2U

jimsulliv3 said...

I started varying from steak and baked potatos when one of my friends asked me to bake a sweet potato istead of the usual Idaho potato. It sounded so good I bought sweet potatoes for all and everyone enjoyed them. I always have room for dessert, especially apple pie.