I saw something in the store today that I have not had in 40 some odd years. My grandmother used to buy it as a special treat when it was available. Strawberry flavoured milk. While the flavour is the same the milk is not. Today it is made with 1%BF milk where as when I had it last it was made with Homogenized milk (the good fat stuff that I probably could not swallow today). It was on sale for 99 cents/litre along side the chocolate milk.
Having a glass of this brought with it so many memories of time spent with Grandma. I have not ever seen this sold direct from the dairy since I was a kid. I know you can buy Nestle Quik Strawberry flavour although I never did try it. I didn’t think it would be the same. Sort of how Quik Chocolate is not the same as a glass of chocolate from the dairy.
An update on Otis, he is feeling much better. Cost another $60 today for more antibiotics for the anal gland issue. It was determined that it had ruptured so to ensure that no infection get at it until it has healed he needed more. (another 10 days) I got the cost for the next appointment for them to adjust the Phenobarbital, that is going to be another $150.00, this has been one expensive adventure. If there is much more I don’t know how we are going to handle it. My monthly income can not support this. So far we are managing. And I have to take care of him this is not something that can be left. I just wish that Veterinary costs were not so friggin high.
I took on that responsibility when I accepted Otis into my life. So please don’t take it as if I were complaining, I am not and I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to have Otis be a part of my life, to share experiences with.
Once this is all over and done with I am going to save my pennies for a few months and I would like very much to purchase a GoPro camera. My plan is to attach it to Otis’s harness under his chin and video life the way Otis see’s it. (Actually the way Otis would see it if he could see.) I have been told that life down there is somewhat different than how we see it.
So no van repairs this month. I am sure that they will still be there next month. Maybe I will come out of this a few pounds lighter and be a non-smoker too. I can look back at this later on and know that everything was for a really good cause. And that there is a lesson of sorts in here somehow and I will need to sit back and do some soul searching to sort it all out.
Happy Weekend Everyone it’s Friday
Be safe and have fun!