I know he was "just a cat". I've owned pets who've lived and died; stroking fur as the vet injects the green dream, a small soft body going limp in my arms. Or back on the farm, where countless pets met an untimely end - too many times to count, all in my childhood years. But he was still my furry friend; my "snuglepuss", my old man Jordie. Always there when I walked in the door, with his slightly arthritic limp and gutteral hungry miaow. Yesterday afternoon I had a long nap, and he curled up in the crook of my arm for two whole hours - he must have been so hot under the sheets - reluctantly, gently, creeping out of bed as I slowly awoke. I will miss lovingly cursing him, as I pick white hair out of my clothes.
Quinoa Anzac Biscuits
2 tbs golden syrup
2 tbs water
1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes (or rolled oats)
1 cup SR flour
1 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
Heat oven to 180deg; line two baking trays with non stick paper. Melt butter in a small pan with golden syrup and water. Sift flour into a large bowl; add quinoa flakes, coconut and sugar, and stir. Add golden syrup and butter mix, add to dry ingredients and stir until it all comes together in a dough. Roll into golf ball sized balls, place on tray and press down slightly with the back of a fork. Cook in oven for 12 minutes, let cool on tray before removing gently.
"Lest we forget"