Monday, July 22, 2013

This and That

Happy Monday my friends, so the week begins. This weekend flew by, zoom. Coco and I battled all weekend over her food. She is being very picky about her food. First, she would not eat it, unless I put a little bit of warm water in it, making it sort of like a gravy. Then, she refused to eat that any more. So, I put a little bit of milk in it, stirred it up for her. She liked that for a little while. Then, turned her nose up at it. Now, I am going to try one more thing. I am going to mix a little bit of canned food into the dry food. Hopefully, I will have success with that. I am experimenting with different things, and trying to become use to no more solid foods, totally liquids. It really is not that bad, just takes some getting use to. I found a recipe on face book for apple cinnamon water. All it requires is one thinly sliced apple, one cinnamon stick, ice, and water. I really like the taste of it. I am drinking slim fast shakes, and vegetables that I am juicing. Vegetables that I am mostly using: spinach, carrots, collard greens, lemons, limes, cucumbers, and tomatoes. I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon with my eye doctor. Praying for some good news about my vision, hope it has improved, even if it is only a little bit. Take care, and enjoy your week. Love, prayers, and huge hugs to all of you.

20 comments:

Sharon said...

Boy, totally understand about the food thing. Marty, my son's beagle, went through a finicky phase. It didn't last - so best of luck with Coco's taste buds!

Praying for you as you prepare to have your assessment meeting - and as you face the pre-battle. I know God will strengthen you for all of it.

And glad to hear that the liquid diet isn't as awful as it might seem. I'm hoping that your body will adjust to it quickly, and that it will bring a relief from symptoms.

One last thing, thank you for all your prayers last week about the fire. We are home, and couldn't be happier! God worked a miracle...

GOD BLESS!

Cranberry Morning said...

Haha. I have the same problem with Misty. I add a bit of chicken broth and she's happy with that for a while. But when I add bits of leftover beef, she loves it and eats all her food. Kevin always says that 'when she's hungry enough, she'll eat.' I know, but I like her to have something she thinks is delicious - so I add the bits of leftover beef. Makes her - and me - happy. :-)

Deanna said...

Hi Shorty Bear!
Hope Coco adheres to his new food soon:)
wow, you are juicing- good for you!!!
I'd love to do this, but i find myself so lazy to do it! I do have a juicer so i should use it, right!

Praying for you and your upcoming appointment. Your armor is just what you need, my your hubby be touched in his heart as he sees you respond through Jesus, and the the gospel of peace that cover your feet.
Blessings, and love:)

Love Bears All Things said...

Praying for you, Denise...

Pets just seem to go through these finicky spells, at times.
Mama Bear

MyJourneyBack said...

Doggies can be finicky. Thankfully Daisy never is that way but she can have problems digesting. You might try adding green beans with the juic or chicken n rice soup. Make you some for lunch and leave her a little. I buy benefil for Daisy but have to stretch it. I cook rice every couple of days and she always gets a scoop of rice and green beans. I just started putting cooked carrots. When you peel and cut the ends off fresh ones give to Cocoa. I cook Daisy's first but you don't have too. I am just picky like that.
Good luck. Have a wonderful week.
Sherry

Lisa notes... said...

Praying with you that your vision has improved and that your appointment goes well. Have a blessed week.

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Denise.
(Sorry I have been MIA for awhile.)

Could it be the summer heat affecting her appetite?
Also, you may want to check her teeth and mouth to make sure there are no problems there...I had a dog with a sore in his mouth many years ago, he preferred water over food because it felt better on his gums where the sore was.
Praying for Coco and also for your vision and for your marriage.
Love you my friend,
Lisa

Chatty Crone said...

You are going to lose a lot of weight on just liquids aren't you? I don't know if I could do that! Good luck. Hope your eyes are better. And Disco likes a little food in his bowl too. sandie

Joy said...

Yes! Coco is like us humans too:) want to try something new.
Have a nice week Denise. Take care always:)

LeAnn said...

I pray you day tomorrow and your week will go well for you. You are amazing and such a great example of faith and endurance. Keep strong in your fight and know that you are in my prayers.
Blessings and hugs!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's expensive, maybe your insurance would cover at least some of the costs if your Dr. prescribes it...
and that is Encore.

Tam said...

Coco is most likely picking up on your own issues regarding what you can and can't eat. My cats do something similar. A cat or dog will eat when they are hungry. I leave their food out for them and if they don't eat it right away, they will, eventually.

juicing, I've heard, is incredibly healthy.

Wishing you health.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh shoot your music goes away now!
I came by to say good morning. Your music lifted me! I am off for a job interview. Have a good day. Back to music!

Dee said...

I may try your water recipe...it sounds refreshing. Any idea why CoCo is not liking her food? Is it related to your new eating style?

Just Be Real said...

Hugs to you Denise....

MyJourneyBack said...

Hope your week is going ok.

Erin @ Sweetness Itself said...

Sounds amazing - love your heart and ministry.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Blessings to you, Denise, as you keep putting one foot in front of the other. I know that our Father is watching over you.

peace~elaine

Joyful said...

That cinnamon water sounds like something I should try. I heard that cinnomon is good for diabetics too. I hope Coco likes her new food mix. I remember my cat used to prefer wet food to dry food.

Farida said...

Juicing is really healthy! And it's easy to do too!