Poor Chloe

We had a nice little wind-down day after our Weekend o’ Fun. I don’t think Jack is quite ready to give up the party lifestyle, though; he pretty much “refused” (i.e., screamed his little noggin off) to nap this morning. Luckily Gia came to the rescue and played with him for a little while so I could take a break.

I just realized that we have nothing to eat for breakfast tomorrow because I polished off all of our fruit this morning. Whoops.

Yogurt topped with blackberries, walnuts, granola, honey and chia seeds.

While my mom watched Jack, I carted poor little Chloe to the vet. Her left eye has gotten gradually more red and puffy over the past couple of weeks. I was hoping it would clear up on his own (because the vet is so freaking expensive) but that didn’t happen.

Can I just tell you how embarrassing it is to take the pug to the vet? They take her to the back to look at her eye and trim her nails, and I can hear her screaming from the waiting room. It’s like something out of a horror movie- you would think they were beating her back there. And the vet starts out with, “Aww, it’s okay Chloe!”

Then: “Chloe. Stop it.”

And finally: “CHLOE DON’T YOU BITE ME!!!!!!!!”

Oy, I just want to crawl under the table and hide. It’s amazing how a dog that spends at least 20 hours a day sleeping can get so worked up. And she mega-sheds when she gets stressed, so there was pug hair flying everywhere.

Diagnosis? Scratched cornea which has ulcerated… probably from a stick or something in the yard (and hopefully not a baby foot or fingernail). So now we get to apply ointment to her eye 4x/day.

I finally got Jack down for a nap around lunchtime. For lunch I made one of my favorite recipes: the Spanish Omelet from Nigella Express. Ohhhh, how I love Nigella. This is a Spanish tortilla, so it’s SO much easier to make than a standard omelet. You just beat a few eggs, toss in diced potatoes, roasted red peppers and cheese, then toss it in a heated skillet for a few minutes. Then, instead of flipping the omelet, you just put the whole skillet under the broiler until the top is set.

Then turn the skillet over onto a plate, slice, and voila.

Along with watermelon!!! That would be #4 of the season, in case you’re counting.

This afternoon we ran to Northpark, then back home for another nap, then met Brian & my parents for dinner at Monica’s Aca y Alla (Tuesday is half-price night!). I had the chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce.

Okay, it’s after 10 and Jack has yet to fall asleep so I better run. What is going on with this kid???

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0 Responses to Poor Chloe

  1. gammypie says:

    I didn’t realize that Monica’s was still open. How did I not know that? How are their margaritas?

    • heatherwlu says:

      I haven’t had one of their margaritas in a while- but I think they have $0.50 ritas on Wednesdays (or some such crazy deal) so it might be worth a try?

  2. Jocelyn says:

    I love Nigella! That egg dish looks yummy.
    Sorry to hear about your puppy problems.. hope her eye clears up after you are done with the treatments!

  3. Tammy says:

    Poor Chloe. I hate going to the vet, er Doc, too.

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