Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just Puttering. Slow Baked Salmon: Pets Need Exercise too

Ray and I seemed to be busy all morning getting not much done. He painted the black tray in one of the cat cages. Being black just a little grain of litter spattered with some water from the water dish leaves grey marks all over it, and makes it look dirty. He painted it with Dove Gray Plastic Paint.

Yesterday evening Claudia's land line went dead. I went down there, and as Jay was in a drinking, uncooperative mood, I got under some lattice and undid her outside phone box, plugged a corded phone into it, and it was dead. I sprayed the connections with contact cleaner, but the service coming from the phone company was not working. This was a little scary for her as she has to stay in touch with the hospital since her liver transplant. Also she uses dial-up for her computer, though she rarely uses it. It took 45 minutes on a cell phone to finally get through to the repair department of the phone company, Verizon. I guess so many companies are laying off people, that their customer service suffers.
I didn't even bother to pick Jay up this morning, and when I went down there this evening to check on Claudia, he was still hung over and looked terrible. The phone company had fixed her phone at her outside box.

Tonight I tried a new recipe: Slow Baked Salmon. It can be cooked in the serving platter as it is done in a 200 deg. oven for 45 minutes. There are so many different herbs and ideas for doing this that you can search for all the recipes, and choose the one that you fancy. It was very tasty and tender. It is one of those 'set it and forget it' recipes, (but set a timer!), which make it handy to make for company.

We all know that we need to exercise, but your pet does, too: There even some tips for training cats!

Lots of thunder, but no rain today

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Penny I enjoy reading your blog. It is one of the first of many blogs that I go to each day. You are such a caring person with the animals. We have a 15 year old cat, Claudia, that has recently gone blind, and we take her with us on rv trips. We exercise her by letting her out in the backyard to walk 2 or 3 times a day.