An Update & A Quick Cookie Recipe

Hey there, friends! Thank you for the sweet messages about Lola, it means a lot! We're adjusting over here at the Ferguson household. Lola is learning how to get around, but it's definitely a full time job making sure she doesn't get lost if she can't quite figure out where she is in the house. 

We started her on some eye drops yesterday that the vet suggested she get on after talking to the doggy eye doctor. The eye drops will help with any inflammation that may be happening in her eyes, and we have to give them to her twice per day. So now little Lo who was completely "normal" (I put that in quotations since she obviously did have diabetes a week ago, we just didn't know it yet) a week ago is getting an insulin shot twice per day and eye drops twice per day. BUT to be honest, she can't even tell she's getting the shot because the needle is so small and she doesn't seem to mind the eye drops at all. What a champ :)

We're also trying to make sure we're giving Munchkin enough attention which is a balancing act within itself. Munchkin and Lola get jealous of each other very easily which can cause them to fight...which has happened multiple times within the past few days. Lola is the one who starts it which is kind of crazy to me since she can't really see! We're thinking she might be getting angrier a bit more because her blood sugar levels still aren't under control, and also just because she's probably frustrated she can't see. I mean, who wouldn't get frustrated over that?  

So, we're practicing A LOT, a lot, a lot of patience over here at the Ferguson household. At some points it obviously just seems like too much to deal with and ya kinda just wanna pull your hair out, but the frustrations and craziness is worth it to me if it means we can get little Lola healthy. So, for now we'll just take it one day at a time. We have an appointment at the vet on Thursday night to get her blood sugar levels checked, so we'll be able to adjust her insulin from there which should help her out some more. 

During times like these sometimes you just need a chocolate chip cookie, right? Or is that just me? But, you might not want to make a whole batch because you don't want to have all the extra cookies around or you're just too tired to throw all of that together. Well, my friends, have you tried making a chocolate chip cookie in a mug...in the microwave? I just did the other day and let me tell you - Best. Thing. Ever.

Next time you're craving something sweet and just need the real deal, treat yourself to this chocolate chip cookie in the mug. It's so easy! Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (you could use white whole wheat flour too)
  • 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips

From here, this is what ya gotta to do get your ooey-gooey, warm, and delicious cookie ready...

  1. Microwave butter in a mug until melted, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. 
  2. With a spoon, you'll then mix in both sugars, vanilla extract, and salt until well-combined. 
  3. You'll then want to mix in the egg yolk until no traces of the yolk are seen. Go ahead and mix in your flour and then fold in your chocolate chips. 
  4. Grab your mug and put it in the microwave. Microwave it on high for 40-45 seconds. 

When you take it out of the microwave you might think that it doesn't look done, but believe me, it's cooked through! Grab that mug, grab a spoon, and dig in! You could even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top ;P

Thank you guys again for keeping Lola in your thoughts, it means a lot! If you have any experience with diabetic dogs I would love to hear from you.

Now, go grab a mug and make yourself a delicious treat!

Jenna

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