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Sunday morning stroll at Elgin Trail.

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Walks are getting tougher for the old guy.  He is dragging all four paws these days; needs a lot of coaxing to stay in motion.

It was quite a nice October day, so we took a stroll on Crescent Breach.  Stopped for a photo on the grassy knoll on the North end of the promenade.  I didn’t notice the goober when taking the photo, but hey, he looks cute anyway.

Basty’s nasal cavity has been experiencing inflammation issues for the past 4 to 6 weeks.  Back in August, I though it was just a cold; unfortunately, it wouldn’t go away.  Long story short, he was evaluated by Dr Baxter at Canada West.  She performed a rhinoscopy, scoping his cavity and taking biopsy’s.  The biopsy’s came back negative, but that leaves his inflammation unexplained.  We find ourselves dealing with it day to day.  I am currently trying probiotics, hoping to boost his immune system.  He has been on a lot of antibiotics over the past year.  Hope is to rebalance his system.  It is too early to know for sure; subjectively, the initial round was followed by inflammation subsiding.  It reappeared again yesterday, so working on another round.

2017-10-28 Basty CB

2017 Eclipse

I didn’t ‘participate’ as an eclipse ogler, but certainly noticed the eerie light that accompanied the 86% of totality experienced in the Vancouver region.  Photos below are of Basty’s shadow during totality.  I know, the effect kinda gets lost in the framing of the photo.  But hey, Basty is as cute as ever..!!

2017-08-21_2 BastyEclipse

2017-08-21_1 BastyEclipse

Uova Al Forno

Saturday morning, Basty and I met up with Sarah for a walk in Stanley Park.  After the walk, we had brunch at Adesso Bistro on Haro Street.  What was especially nice is that they had an outdoor patio, and they let me have Basty at the table.  We both ordered the Uova Al Forno (Baked eggs, asparagus, spicy capocollo, parmigiano, marinara, served in a mini cast-iron pan and with a mixed side salad).

2017-08-12 Basty n Sarah

Basty Turns 14

Yep, my little guy has beat the odds and turned 14 today..!!  No question, he is showing his age; walks are slow these days.  But he still insists on his walks, and still enjoys socializing with friends he meets along the way.

His birthday dinner consisted of a Lamb meal with a doggie-pepperoni stick as substitute for a candle.