By Teri Cayton
The Parsons Advocate
Mo money, mo money! I had to take both dogs to the vet last week and I think I am just working to keep them healthy. Amber needed her yearly shots and Gracie has a sore behind her ear that she won’t quit scratching. Both needed flea and tick medicine and so did the cat. Momma Said, “These animals are worse than a gambling problem, I keep pouring money in and hope I win the jackpot.”
I guess I already won the jackpot just with their friendship. Although I have to get up, go to work, buy groceries (ie: dog and cat food), feed them, clean up after them, keep them healthy and all they do is sleep all the time, eat the groceries (ie: dog and cat food), poop everywhere and get hurt all the time. Somehow I feel like I am on the wrong end of this relationship.
I can honestly say that I have a better relationship with the pets than I have had with some people I have known. It is sad when the animal kingdom is more trustworthy than humanity. And this human has a really big decision to make. I think I have come to the conclusion that Gracie needs to be on a farm where she can run and play. She is a rambunctious puppy that really needs a place to stretch her legs and grow into a good, balanced dog.
I have to remove my emotions from the equation and do what is best for her. If anyone out there would like to adopt her please let me know. I want her to go to a good home where she will be taken care of and loved. I think she needs a kid to love her because I have a family that lives behind me and she really loves their little boy. He is only 5 and he plays with her through the fence and they have a ball. Momma Said, “Sometimes you have to put others above yourself and everyone wins.”
Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken
- 5 chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons garlic , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 10 slices bacon
- 1/3 cup brown sugar , packed
- Add the chicken, salt, pepper and garlic to the slow cooker.
- Mix it up then flip the chicken skin side up.
- Wrap each thigh in two slices of bacon.
- Sprinkle on the brown sugar.
- Cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.