Saturday, July 10, 2021

In the Throes of PMS Millie Eats an ENTIRE Pan of Brownies

We walked in the door and Michael mentioned that Millie had been a little out of sorts all day. She wanted in, she wanted out, she wanted in, she wanted out.  She's been in heat and a bit moody. 

He also mentioned  she had thrown up. He was busy writing and hadn't connected the dots until he was recapping the day with us. 

Michael's next question  was, "What WAS in the glass pan in the kitchen?" It seems he found a glass pan on the kitchen floor. It had been a pan of Keto sugar-free brownies. 

Millie, In the throes  of PMSing, ate an entire pan of sugar free brownies. We all connected the dots at the same time. 

She continued to throw up, while we called the poison hotline and the vet. Saturday night our only option was drive into a pet hospital in Anchorage, or the Tier-1 clinic out here in the Valley. We found Tier 1 to be very helpful.  The vets  good sense of humor is manifested by these pictures - pretty sure the vet tech wasn't so thrilled. 
Most discreet shot - πŸ“· by vet


Millie was in sad shape. She threw up, she pooped, she was dehydrated and had IVs and lab work for her liver and pancreas enzymes. She's now at home on a bland diet. She's only allowed small and frequent meals. She's also not allowed to run or be boisterous for a week. They said her GI system,  intestinal tract and several of  things are all inflamed. The hope is  she can transition to normal food in a week, but we were warned she may need to stay on a bland, home made diet for a lifetime.

 All in all we were very lucky. She did not have to be admitted. She required no surgery. And if the sugar substitute had been Xylitol, instead of Erythritol,  we're told she would have died. The poison control center said erythritol is just the scientific name for stevia . I don't believe that based on what I know...but... Anyone else heard that before???? LOL 

Cake, Summer Faires and Festivals

 Saturday didn't begin with a lot of plans. The only thing on our agenda was delivering Stacia's Spring Fling cake to Eagle River.

 She put the finishing touches on the cake, and she Allie and I headed to Eagle River.  We learned a LOT making this cake...it was a good experience. We like the idea of a pretty, springy, fruity cake in her portfolio...not sure this will ever be our favorite "cake"  cake. LOL 

As pretty as the picture we were given! LOL 


We checked out Jamin's new 4-plex and headed back to the valley.  Carrie and Josiah had mentioned meeting  up sometime today but no plans were set. Michael decided to stay at home with Grandpa and work on a writing project with an approaching deadline. 

Josiah and Carrie decided they would like to go to the Pyro summer Festival. They planned to meet up with Bre and the kids and head over late afternoon.


 We still had a couple of hours before they all wanted to meet at pyrah's, so the girls and I turned in at this sign and discovered another annual local event we'll want attend again. It was a beautiful day for a  Midsummer Fair.  Friday fling seems to showcase food trucks, the midsummer Fair had vendors of All Sorts. We could have spent much longer just Meandering through the Stalls. Our only purchases were a couple of delicious mini macaroons, and a coin purse made from flat bicycle tires. 

The girls and I stopped for lunch and on to Arielle's to pick up her and the boys.

A couple of selfies of our group! 
Me, Stacia, Arielle, Benny, Allie and Danny is in the stroller


Gideon, Annie, Bre, Jojo in stroller, Cy
Carrie, Annie, Bella πŸ“· by Bre

It was super easy to find each other at the farm. AND I ran into a gal from Misawa AB PWOC....what a SMALL world. I need to make time to get into Anchorage for a bit more of a visit.  The Pyrah Summer Farm Festival is a simple $5 per adult....there were a few food trucks and such, and LOTS of free, fun activities. I enjoyed walking through the fields...and realizing they were simply letting the weeds grow up with the plants. WHAT??? Revolutionary. 
Josiah's shoulders were popular! LOL 

Benny thinks axe throwing is simple!

Annie and Bella liked the trikes



The maze has a totally different dynamic if you are too short to see over the top - just saying....
Josiah and Gideon


I finally realized to find the flattened weeds/grass and go that way. ::snort::  The petting zoo was a hit. 
Carrie and Benny

Livie is a pro at golf

Oh - look DUCKS...now how do you use the 
clubs on them? 


It was Danny and Jojo's first farm festival 


Such fun! πŸ“· by Bre

Carrie and Bre πŸ“· by Bre

πŸ“· by Bre



Precious cargo - πŸ“· by Bre

It was a fun day...and then we got home. To be continued.....