Sookie had to have an eye surgery. I am not quite clear on the details but flesh around one of her eyes was putting pressure on the eyeball and eye lid. She came through it with flying colors but when we brought her home, she was slightly doped up.
We are in our study, playing computer games. Gordon had fired up Might and Magic VIII and I am trying to find some reasonable way to fit 44 foundries into a gorge in Satisfactory. Suddenly there is a blood curdling howl.
We run from the study, Kid 1 and her boyfriend run from upstairs, we converge on the living room expecting Something Terrible, and here is Sookie lying on the floor and looking at us sadly with her bulldog eyes.
In case you’ve never heard Sookie’s stirring rendition of Woe is Me, I am Bulldog, here it is.
It was like this but worse.
The best we can figure out is that Sookie, disoriented from her meds, decided that she was abandoned. We moved her to the study with us. She proceeded to periodically howl through the evening and I’ve just heard her howl outside, because she went down to the office and presumably got lost.
Unfortunately, Sookie has severe arthritis in her right knee and hip. We can replace the hip, but our vet recommended against it, because we can’t do anything about the knee. So the alternative is arthritis pain meds. This is a dog that used to eat rocks. The arthritis pill is a yummy chewable. Guess who had to stuff her hand into a gross dog mouth up to the wrist to make her swallow it?
On that note, I found a wonderful hack for foaming soap. So I am a soap fiend. I like a variety of nice smelling soaps and the ones from Bath and Bodyworks are my favorite. They come in a variety of fragrances and they foam up just right. They are also normally $6-7, which is a lot for a small plastic bottle and I don’t want to buy endless plastic bottles, because the planet is filled with plastic as is. By the way, I just checked the price, and today all soaps are $4 apparently. Anyway, BB doesn’t sell refills.
I have found a solution to this. If you mix 2 Tablespoons of Bath and Bodyworks shower gel and fill the rest of the bottle with water, you get the foaming soap.
Here is a tutorial for you.
It works like a charm. You can actually get away with 1 Tablespoon even. I use soap dyes – Kid 1 makes hand soap occasionally and I raided her stash and I recommend dumping a couple of bottles worth of water into a large glass measuring cup or bowl, adding your 2-4 Tablespoons of gel, 1 drop of soap dye, and stirring before filling the bottles. The shower gels are about $14, but there is always a buy 2 get 1 free or some other kind of sale, and the last time they had one, I took full advantage of it.
It is amazing how much soap $5 worth of body gel made. Hehehe. Because I want to smell like Moon Light Path instead of inside of Sookie’s mouth.
Moon Light Path. 🙂 Because I am a pretty princess.
You know, that doesn’t look like pretty princess moonlight path. This looks more like there should be a soldier walking to his home village after serving his 25 years or some third son who is considered to be an idiot looking for his lost sheep and then nechist should pop out. Looks like somewhere Roman would go.
Damn it. Now I will think about this all day.