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Thought I Lost Him

by Courtney on August 8, 2011

This afternoon, I almost thought I lost Cody.

Well, actually that’s sort of just me being overly dramatic. But typically, Cody is around me all day long. So by mid afternoon, when I realized that I hadn’t seen him in at least a few hours, I started to worry that maybe he had gotten outside when I opened up the door earlier.

Only a quick search later and I realized that Cody was down in the basement, most likely seeking solace from the extra heat that’s been building up here.

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Either that…or he was pumpin’ some iron again? Winking smile

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Ahhhh, don’t let him fool you…he’s a total softy as soon as you show him you’re ready and willing to play.

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Dinner

Last week, I bought a package of whole wheat tortillas because I had quesadillas on the brain. Well tonight, I finally put them to use and cured my cravings with some Crab Quesadillas!

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I actually don’t remember when the last time was that I had these. It may, in fact have been when I posted about themlast July! I really need to get better about repeating the meals I love.

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These quesadillas are pretty much the bomb and are super easy to make. Although the original recipe says that it makes 4, I went ahead and crammed all of the filling into 3 and split them between Jay and myself.

Of course, we had to have some “his & hers” salsa with our ‘dillas. Can you guess which one’s mine?? Winking smile

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Unfortunately, hubby wasn’t a huge fan of these. At first, he gave me the “wow, these are kinda gross, babe” face. Then after a little while when I told him that he didn’t have to finish them, he said that they “actually aren’t too bad.” But by the time he had one ‘dilla left, he had had enough and threw in the towel.

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Honestly, I think he’s nuts, but I suppooooose we all have different tastes and I appreciated him at least attempting to eat them all. He was a trooper.

On the side, I also enjoyed half of a ripe tomato, sprinkled with a little sea salt. Ohh goodness, how I love fresh tomatoes. I think a tomato sandwich may be in order with the other half I have waiting for me…

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In a little while, we’ll actually be headed out the door for a late-night softball game. It’s playoff time, baby…time to get excited!

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WOOO! Smile

Question for the Evening:

Have you ever lost (or thought you lost) a pet? What did you do?

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1 Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters August 8, 2011 at 7:19 pm

crab quesadillas sound amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever had that “lost pet” feeling (thank goodness) but today my sis called and said our pup Mason had to be taken to the vet because he was twitching like crazy. that’s scary!

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2 cait August 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm

wow that looks AMAZING :) I def am going to make that someday! ughh one time I thought I lost my kitten when she was only 3 months old and I literally broke down and cried. My fiance had to only figure out that she was just ‘hiding’ in my closet underneath a pile of clothes I had left. That Darn cat!

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3 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

My dog in high school would always run off if she would get outside without a leash. If you chased her it was like she thought it was a game. lol. Eventually the trick that worked was standing on the sidewalk with a bag of Beggin’ Strips in hand and she would come back.

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4 Siobhan M. August 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I thought I lost one of my cats once. I couldn’t find him, so when I called for him I could hear him meow. Well I decided to sit on the couch and wait for him to come to me, I was not in the mood for hide and go seek. Well after 20 mins I started to get worried and searched for him again. (he always comes when I call him), Well I literally crawled around my apartment until I got to my couch and I called him again and I saw something push inside my couch. Come to find out he crawled inside the couch and got stuck, he couldn’t figure out how to get out, so I had to rip the seam of my couch to get him out. Was not a happy cat mommy after that. HAHA

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5 sweet and savvy August 8, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Glad you found him! Looks like An Awesome meal! I love Newman’s salsa!!

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6 Girl In The Pink August 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I was in the shower and the wind blew my front door open – which I didn’t realize until I walked in front of it {naked}. Luckily, my dog was just sitting in the sun on the front porch lol! But it gave me quite a scare!

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7 Tara Burner August 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I thought my daughters chihuahua was lost a few nights ago…but he had burrowed under a bunch of blankets she had on her bedroom floor, but took forever to find him!
freaked out….
lost hamster a few times, she escaped cage and would hide in closets, etc…always managed to tear apart the house to find her before dog would!
glad you found Cody! :)

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8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm

My cat escaped one day and I was sooooooo sad, I went to school and totally cried when I told my kids at school why I was so sad that day. I told them that they had to be extra nice to me because my kitty ran away…. NO WORRIES, he was found and we were one happy family again! :)

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9 Amy @ My Life as a Lazy Girl August 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

My cat ran away when I was 8 :( Of course at 8 I was devastated. We got a dog when I was 9 and he was like houdini and could get out of the tightest spaces and he was not a little dog. He was scared of thunderstorms and living in South Florida was not a good mix for that! We always found him but I was always scared whenever he would get out during storms.

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10 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Isn’t the thought of losing your pet such a horrible/sinking sensation? I was convinced our dog was run over one night after she hadn’t come back inside after 45 minutes. I started panicking and ran down to the road with a flashlight in my pajamas with no shoes on looking for her. Of course, she had walked right back inside while I was down there losing it.

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11 Cynthia (It All Changes) August 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

When we first brought Leo and Peanut home from the SPCA Leo got away from Hunni on a walk. We thought he was gone as Hunni chased him down the street.

Luckily a guy saw Hunni running and pulled over to help. Leo jumped in the car and we brought him home.

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12 Shayla @ The Good Life August 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Those quesadillas look awesome! That scenario with your hubby is exactly why my hubby and I 90% of the time make our own dinners ;)

Yes when I was little and we had my most favorite cat Lacy we thought on numerous times she was lost. A handful of times she actually got out of the house and we had to search for her all day and night….ugh I remember how nervous and scared I was that she was gone for good but my dad always came to the rescue and he always ended up finding her :)

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13 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Ooo– Im totally feelin’ these too (except with my wheat-free tortillas, of course)

And don’t worry, at least you ended up repeating the recipe. Sometimes I don’t even get that far haha :(

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14 Jenny & Love Eat Run August 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I thought I lost my old cat when she was a kitten when in actuality, she crawled in my sweater drawer when it was open and i had closed it. I finally heard her meowing HOURS later and let her out!

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15 Sarah @ Food and Love Diaries August 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Everything is better with a little queso on top, yeah?

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16 Claire August 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm

SO…this is totally off topic but I just bought a box of kashi pumpkin pecan granola bars and they are AMAZING. needless to say I totally thought of you and your love for pumpkin and this is something you definitely need to try!

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17 Courtney August 9, 2011 at 9:29 am

Oooooo, I don’t think I’ve tried those yet. I guess I’ll have to look for them soon!
I love the fact that you thought of me when you bought them :-D

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18 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers August 8, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Once, I had a pregnant fish who committed suicide. She leapt out of the tank (perhaps fearful to be a mama fish in this crazy, mixed up world we live in….)

I’m so glad Cody was not a foolish fish!

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19 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm

The same thing happened with my cat today!! She’s usually by me all the time but was gone for hours today. It’s kind of scary too since she’s always trying to get outside..

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20 Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone August 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm

The dogs have gotten out before – broken piece of a fence & then Cosmo figuring out the gate. The cats more so get accidentially locked up somehere like the pantry. Either way I usually going into semi panic mode until I find them.

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21 Pure2raw twins August 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I do not have a pet, though I know if I did and I thought I had lost it I would go crazy! Nuts!! I am not always the best person under stress ;) especially when pets are involved.

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22 Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers August 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I lost my turtle, Emily, when I was about 8 years old. I took her outside to walk around in the front yard because she liked to play (as much as a turtle can play) in the muddy garden. I went inside for a couple minutes to get something, and when I came back she was gone. We couldn’t find her anywhere.

Fast forward three months later and our dog was in the backyard carrying something around in her mouth. I went to look at what it was, and it was Emily the turtle! Our dog had been chewing on her shell, but she was alive! We have no idea where she was that whole time. I still have her to this day!

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23 sara @ the foodie diaries August 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Yay a fellow softball player! My ex boyfriend and I used to play slowpitch, it was so much fun (especially since I played softball in high school ;) )!! Once my pup Oreo got out and we didn’t even notice. Someone brought her back to our house because she had wandered so far away!! Thank goodness for good people in this world, we would have been devastated!

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24 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn August 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm

YES!!!! omg it was so scary!!! I’m glad you found the little munchkin. Slash I am making those quesadillas AND coming over for dinner. BAM!

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25 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health August 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Crab quesadillas sound awesome! I think I would love those :). Hope the game went well tonight! Every time Cooper gets out of the house I think he’s lost and gone forever…then he comes back and scratches on the door when he wants back in.

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26 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" August 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm

mmmm are you the mild salsa? Have you ever tried Newman’s Pineapple Salsa? It’s labeled medium heat but it’s pretty mild. It’s my fave salsa of ALL time – you must try it. I feel it would pair well with those quesadillas :-)

My dog ran out of the dog park once (someone opened the gate and he squeezed out). I caught him but it was pretty scary for a second!

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27 Courtney August 9, 2011 at 9:28 am

I’m definitely the mild!

And YES, I have tried the pineapple and it’s amazing! I really like their mango one too…they’re both good enough to fight through the extra spice. ;)

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28 Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 9, 2011 at 12:22 am

One time my friend had me watch her brand new kitten when she went on vacation to Florida. I left the kitten in my room in a giant dog cage while was in school and came home to find the kitty missing. I was totally confused because I didn’t understand how he could have gotten out (I left him in my room with the door closed) but I figured someone had opened my door and he ran out. Luckily after hours of searching I found him hiding behind my bed!

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29 Khushboo August 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

Wow, those sound so yum- I love me some crab with carb :)!

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30 Megan @ Sweet B's Homemade August 9, 2011 at 12:59 am

Your crab quesadillas look amazing!! I also love fresh garden tomatoes! YUM!

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31 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign August 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes with salt! mmm, so refreshing!

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32 Jin August 9, 2011 at 8:47 am

Know exactly how you felt. My boyfriends cat gets freaked out by thunder and fireworks. So after a thunderstorm or at new year, we are always searching for hours. The flat isn’t that big, but she often manages to hide that well, that we are already running around outdoors, panicing that she ran away.

btw – your cat is beautiful!

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33 Kelly August 9, 2011 at 8:55 am

Quesadillas sound great…maybe that is what we will make for dinner tonight. :)

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34 Courtney August 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

Doooooooo ittttttt!!!!! ;)

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35 Sara August 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

My cat Raina likes to hide in the bathroom cabinets, which totally freaked me out the first time she did. She even closes the cabinet door behind her! Haha. Anyways, just wanted to let you know I LOVE the Cody pictures! He is seriously the most adorable orange cat ever, and seems to have the most animated face!!

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36 Courtney August 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

Thank you!! He is quite the little cutie ;)

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37 Brittany August 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

I’ve “lost” my dog plenty of times. It’s such a scary feelings! I ran around like a maniac looking for him when finally my neighbor knocked on my door asking, “is this yours?” so embarrassing!

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38 Kim August 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

This post made me so happy! We have his/hers salsa too – his: newmans own pineapple, mine: pace medium. AND I eat sliced tomatoes with salt all the time and he thinks I’m insane!

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39 Lauren Marie August 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm

My little Chiahuaha mix is always by my side so whenever I don’t see her I get nervous! We have a bigger lab mix too and he broke through the fence one night and we were so worried! He came home about 15 minutes later and slept the rest of the night. :-)

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40 Sarah August 11, 2011 at 7:10 am

I freak out ALL the time ! I have 3 dogs 2 big ( I dont worry about the) 1 small 15 lbs. He has magically found a way to get out our our fenced in backyard.. MULTIPLE TIMES! I have run around our neighborhood IN PANIC SCREAMING HIS NAME.. he has ALWAYS been on our walking route when I find him, I guess he just needed a walk HA.. not funny… I cannot let him out without supervision now because Im too freaked out! So glad Cody was just getting his workout on ;)

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