So I called out of work. And took her to the vet, hoping they would be able to get her in without an appointment. Last time we had to have an emergency vet trip was the year before I started the blog. She'd broken her toe by getting it caught in the leash while pouncing on a tennis ball in the back yard, and the vet sedated her to x-ray her to be sure of which toe was broken. In all honesty, I should've said no, because it seemed pretty obvious which toe, and that it was only one. But what it came down to was she peed the bed, with my fiance in it, while sleeping off the sedation. So, not knowing what the vet trip would hold, I called out, so that I could supervise her and keep her from worrying at it through the day, in the belief (hope) that things would be better Tuesday.
Of course, I still felt horribly guilty. She yelped when I pressed a paper towel to it, which she hadn't on the night of the Incident. So I sprinkled some cheese on her food after we came back (armed with cauterizing powder and gauze). I kept a baggie of treats on the coffee table and gave them to her for doing things like moving out of my spot on the couch. And oh yeah, making her a Flourless Peanut Butter Mug Cake, from the Kirbie's Cravings recipe.
While I don't stick strictly to grain free with Elka (her treats are frequently grain-y, she gets things from us like pizza crust or the last bite of a sandwich), I figured a flourless mug cake recipe would be better suited for a dog. I replaced the sugar with molasses (gotta get those trace minerals!) and didn't add any salt. I've made at least one Kirbie's Cravings mug cake recipe before, but it was chocolate. Obviously, this would not be suitable for Elka's consumption!
I will not claim that, in batter form, this looks appetizing
"baking" action shot
It's not Instagram; it's the steam coming off of it fresh out of the microwave!
After the cooking, there was also the agony of waiting for it to cool. I was smart this time, and I didn't tell Elka that a special treat that she would then have to wait for was hers. Her excitement is adorable, until it isn't. By the time I'd plated it in the lead-in photo, though, she knew something was up. I did try a bit of it that stuck in the mug; even without salt, it was pretty good. I guess peanut butter and molasses is a dog treat "thing" for a reason!
Oh, for me?
Nom nom nom
Wait, that was it? All done?
Is there more?