Our sweet Osa went to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday. If you haven't heard of the Rainbow Bridge, you've got to read the poem here. She was starting to whimper in pain and could hardly breathe because of all the cancer and fluid in her body. It was such a tough decision, but in the end, it's what was best for our baby girl. We already miss her so much it hurts. It's so hard to see an empty dog bed and extra food bowl. Our other dog, Penny, is having a really tough time, too. She can't quite figure out where Osa went. We're already getting our minds wrapped around adopting another dog, but until then, it's lots of extra snuggles and ball throws for Miss Penny.
We put Osa down in the morning on Monday, so in the afternoon, we decided to take Corey and Penny out to a great park nearby called Burroughs Park. This park was unreal. It had a TON of walking trails, at least 5 different playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, alligator warning signs, and a beautiful mini lake. Did you catch that? ALLIGATOR WARNING SIGNS. I can't even. It was still worth the risk to spend time at this gorgeous oasis (and no, we didn't see any alligators).
Is there anything better than chubby cheeks in an over-sized baseball hat?
After we played at the park, we wanted to grab some grub (and booze) to end our weird day. They allow dogs, too, so we brought sweet Penny to dinner with us! They had homemade biscuits and her own personal water bowl. How adorable!
If you live in the north Houston area, you've GOT to visit Craft Grill.
Corey had so much fun looking for airplanes, birds, and trucks. He also became the patio's personal greeter. He said, "Hi!" in the cutest voice ever to every person who walked by.
We started with the queso (soooooo delicious and necessary to help cure our bad day). Then I had the chicken and biscuits. I barely finished one of them, but they were so unbelievably good!
We asked the waitress what her favorite item was, and she suggested the blackened sea bass. Holy heaven above. It. Was. Magical. They smother it in this sinfully delicious, creamy sauce. Jon Boy also kept our grieving meal going with their awesome mac 'n' cheese and hush puppies. This food cures everything, let me tell you.
The day before we put Osa down, it was Penny's 3rd birthday! She spent the day being showered with fake food (donuts and spaghetti mostly) and lots of hugs from Mr. Corey. These two are so sweet, and I'm more grateful than ever for their relationship now that Osa is gone.
I've been buying a TON of fresh herbs lately to spruce up our meals, and Oh.Em.Gee are they expensive. I've ready that you should treat herbs like you do flowers in order to keep them fresh longer. You just throw some water in a glass and plop the herbs right in. We'll see if this makes the herbs last longer than they do in their container in the fridge.
I love spring. I especially love spring when there's tons of rain and sun, both of which Houston never seems to have a shortage of! Our hibiscus are already blooming, and in Dallas, I'd have to wait until probably May for that to happen.