Remember how I said I almost adopted another chihuahua last weekend? Well, funny story: hubby and I went back to that pet store today and the same dog rescue group was there and so was the chihuahua. So I had hubby spend some time with him and…
Meet Miko, the latest addition to our family! I got thinking about adding another dog after last weekend and realized it’s probably a great time with hubby mostly working from home and my mom happy to babysit another chihuahua when we travel. Right mom? :-) And truthfully I’ve been thinking of it since reading this heartbreaking local story of chihuahuas filling up shelters. Since we have the time now to rescue another chihuahua, why not?
What really sold me on Miko was how well he got along with hubby. Adopting a rescued dog can be a gamble and our other chihuahua was abused pretty bad before we adopted her resulting in her fearing men and never really warming up to him. Which has been a challenge at times. We deal with it and try to make progress with her issues, but I’ve always felt a little bad that he can’t have a normal relationship with her. Miko seems to be in love with him so far and has been following him around the house all evening which makes me happy knowing he has a dog now. :-)
And, really, how can you resist this face?
He is very good at hamming it up. And has been playing hard and sleeping hard since we brought him home.
There’s a little jealously in the house, Leela is still barely acknowledging my existence and pouting in her bed.
But we’ll get there, she’ll realize she’s still loved eventually. :-)
After a day of excitement, I wanted a simple dinner and had fingerling potatoes to use up from our last farm box. I chopped them into quarter wedges and tossed with olive oil, nutritional yeast, and salt.
Then placed on a baking grid and baked at 350 degrees for 35 minutes while I threw together a quick salad of spinach, tomatoes, carrots, and avocado. I whisked together miso paste, dijon mustard, rice vinegar, and a few drops of stevia for a dressing that came out sweet and tangy.
Dinner was simple and fast, the potato wedges had crispy and cheesy outsides and hot, gooey insides – perfect.
And dinner left me plenty of room and time to start experimenting on a new fall raw dessert!
Don’t worry, the recipe is coming soon!