De-stressing with Friends

One rainy Saturday night, I was hanging out with my girlfriends Mia and Becky and their men at a bar and I noticed that I was the fifth wheel, but I didn’t mind because I was just happy to have a drink and de-stress with them. I really needed this as I had a very stressful and very busy week. At first, we were just having red wine, but my friend’s boyfriend suggested we take a round of shots. I forgot if it was vodka or tequila, but it was good and smooth. A round of shots became one too many as most of us were plain drunk and it was still early as it was just 11pm. Since most of them were sleeping on the table, I suggested we get coffee instead on a nearby café on the block. We got a cab instead of driving our car to prevent any accidents. As we ordered our coffees, my drunken friend Mia, started to talk nonsense to the cashier. She asked him can dogs eat bananas and as a professional, he just politely smiled and told her that he had no idea on the subject, but refer her to this website so she can learn more about it. I just laughed at Mia, telling her to stop it while apologizing to the kind cashier.

We sat outside to get fresh air to wake their sleepy heads. I was surprised that Becky’s boyfriend is a veterinarian because he didn’t look like one. He more looked like a banker, silly me and my stereotypes. Since most of them were so drunk, it was just me and him talking. I was curious of what Mia asked earlier about bananas so I asked him. He told me that dogs can eat them, but it’s really an acquired taste just like people. He added that it will be very beneficial for the dog because a banana contains many vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B 6 and 12. He taught me a trick on how to feed choosy dogs some bananas. Just cut a piece of banana and then cover it with peanut butter and dogs really love it because he already tried it with his pet, Lola, a Rottweiler. He was a bit surprised that I was into dogs because I didn’t look the part. I asked him what vitamin supplements that his pet normally consumes everyday because we just used to give our pet normal multivitamins which also human consumes. He responded that normal vitamins are fine, but there is also fish oil for dogs that can do wonders for their coat and overall health. Our conversation was cut off when Mia woke up as I suggested making it a night.

It is so refreshing and rejuvenating to get out on a weekend with good company and meeting new friends coming off a very busy weekday. I’ve been friends with the two of them, since childhood and I’m glad that we still make time for each other even when we have very busy schedules.

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