I have to tell you about a funny thing that happened one morning.Â I had decided that the first thing I was going to do was make tomato sauce for dinner. I always make gallons at a time to can or freeze for those all too frequent days when I havenâ€™t made anything for dinner.
I was chopping a lot of onions that were very strong and making my eyes tear. Suddenly I had a brilliant idea; I went and got my full-face respirator that I use for soap making. This may seem like a funny thing to do, but I was chopping a lot of onions and my eyes were tearing so much I could hardly see. Â Plus I am use to wearing it for soap making so it did not seem like a funny thing to me. It was working perfectly, chopping onions and no tears.
Then Chia (the dog ) scratched on the door to go out.Â So I stopped chopping and went to the door a few feet away and opened the door for her. But she didnâ€™t go out; she just sat there looking at me in a state of shock with eyes just about popping out of her head. I said â€œits ok Chia come on, you can go outâ€ She just stared at me looking like I was a space alien (how I wished I had a camera)!
Finally after more coaxing she flew past me out the door. Once safely in the garage she put on the brakes, turned around and looked horrified. As if she couldnâ€™t believe that she was able to escape from the monster that had gotten into her home. Then she turned again and ran out into the yard. Â I went back to my chopping, but made sure to take off the respirator before I let the poor dog back in. Once Chia was in the house I put my mask back on to finish up the onions and she gave me a relieved look as if to sayâ€ Oh that was youâ€.Â It was all pretty comical and I was glad to see she was not traumatized for life. Now the tomato sauce was simmering and I had to get back to work.