Dog keeps her tummy in order by periodically eating two or three particular varieties of weeds. Said weeds are all dead right now and have been for a few months so she's out of balance.

Today she threw up a mighty amount of dog food and then pleaded to be let out on the balcony, where there is a crispy dead chrysanthemum in a pot. She nipped a few crispy dead leaves off it, but it didn't seem to be working for her.

I was super impressed that she remembered there was a plant out there. She's not been out there in months, and it's been buried under snow the whole time.

Anyway, so I offered her some mangetout, but that didn't seem to be what she wanted. Don't have anything else green except a large houseplant which I think might be toxic, and the basil; I'm going to give her some basil later.*

I'm going to go to the shop tomorrow and try to find some wheatgrass seeds or regular grass seeds and grow them indoors. Next autumn I'm going to transplant some of the weeds she likes and try to grow them indoors.

* edited to add: she browsed on the basil for a bit and seemed happy. She did not throw up after eating the basil. The basil is now rather nibbled-looking but it wasn't looking any too fine before. Her coat is a bit lank so hope the seeds grow fast and/or spring comes soon.
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Also, cat grass is super-easy to grow year round. You can get cheap oblong planters and have a nice cycle of growth between two or three of them, depending on her needs. My cats loved having their own miniscule indoor lawn and I'll wager Waan will, too!
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