Yabba Dabba Doo

I don’t know what I was thinking.

I had ribs on the brain yesterday after reading Jay Gray’s blog. It’s been years since I had indulged the barbaric meal but I brushed the urge aside.

I stopped by our club around 5 PM on the way home to check on any supper specials. Low and behold, ribs with baked beans, slaw and fries. I took this as a cosmic sign and ordered two suppers to go while I waited with a glass of wine.

On my way home Gigi called me all panicked that Lady was down. Damn, my ribs would have to wait.

I cleaned the stalls and instructed Gigi only to feed and we’ll eat dinner. She came back in tears that lady had injured her eye and she needed first aid. Damn, my ribs would have to wait again.

I made a big bucket of hot salty water and went up and cleaned her swollen eye while Gigi located some antibiotics.

Finally, 3 hours later I sat down to eat and I never stopped. I am usually one that will leave behind a generous portion out of habit. Not tonight. I ate everything in sight.

Fast forward to 2:20 AM and I am miserable. My belly was still actually swollen from supper. What a pig I thought. I felt like I was with child.

So, if you plan on meeting me for lunch, expect some light fare.


TerryC said...

I hope Lady's okay. And you guys too, of course. Keep us posted on how she's doing...

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about lady, I hope everything is alright.

You actualyl made me want ribs again. Do you guys have Sonny's near you? Their ribs are so good.

I still think I make THE best ribs around. But I am biased. Maybe I'll make some when ya'll come down.

Michael said...

That's a bummer about Lady. How is she doing?

As for the ribs... I can't believe you didn't have any Cap't Stubble Spuds or Reggie's Reggae Taters with those ribs.

Note: You could steal jay gray's recipe and put Reggie's Ragin' Reggae Ribs on Peter's menu. :)

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Lady is not doing well at all. She is down for the third day in a row.

From an outsider the decision would be simple. It is time. Yet saying goodbye to a steadfast friend of 25 years is beyond difficult.

We have done this too many times before and the decision is always emotional.

We’ll keep any eye on Lady to make sure she is not in pain. I’m afraid her time is limited.

Anonymous said...

I would gladly give up my recipe to Peter if he puts Reggie's name on them!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about Lady. I know this is a hard time for you and GiGi both!!!!

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Her eye is messed up so we gave her a pain shot and she lay down. She could very well have a buzz and that is no reason to kill your horse. Gigi got her back up a few hours ago.

I am afraid the writing is on the wall. You’ve seen us struggle with sick and old pets in the past. Most elderly humans don’t live this well.

I did contact a local septic tank guy that can come out at a moments notice and bury her when the time comes. He said he does this all the time for horse owners. I was worried about that.

Ali said...

Oh, poor Lady. It must be hard to see her that way...my heart goes out to all of you.

But we would be PERFECT dinner companions! I get teased mercilessly for the small amount of food I eat.