Following the horrible injury he suffered the other day (gruesome details here: April 27, 2013: Bubba’s Bad Day!), my pug Bubba has been keeping off his left front paw. Doctor’s orders –
But that hasn’t stopped him from enjoying outdoors. After a day of getting used to the special bandage, he was back to his old, upbeat self. Akemi outfitted him with a makeshift (poopy bag) cover to keep his bandage clean –
And off he went!
Monday morning, we brought him back to the vet’s for a follow-up. As it turns out, the wound is healing nicely and a (worst-case-scenario) partial amputation won’t be necessary after all. Bubba had his wound cleaned, his painkiller prescription refilled, and even got himself a stylish new bandage:
He’s in much better spirits and, of course, asked me to thank everyone for the well-wishes.
Yesterday, I hosted my cousin Evelina who is in town for the week visiting friends. It’s been fifteen years since she moved away from Vancouver so I did my best to reacquaint her with her old neighborhood. Specifically, the eats…
First stop was Fable Restaurant (http://fablekitchen.ca/) which serves up some fantastic lunch sandwiches, among them –
As usual, I had it with a side of the quinoa salad. Unusually, I also did it with a side of the sandwich special of day – pulled pork with onion jam – that I shared with my table mates.
From there, it was over to Chocolate Arts (http://www.chocolatearts.com/) for a post-lunch dessert. One of my favorite menu items there are the chocolate shots, a thicker, richer version of the regular hot chocolate (also available). As an added bonus, you can sample from a variety of about a dozen different chocolates, ranging from milk to a 76% dark Equateur on the day we visited, before selecting which chocolate you’d like in your shot. I, of course, had a double –
With a chocolate chip cookie chaster –
We visited Granville Island and then it was back to the house where Evelina met – and fell in love with – the dogs. We toured the neighborhood, relaxed, and gathered our strength for…
Dinner at Lupo Restaurant (http://www.luporestaurant.ca/). We split three appetizers, a pizzetta, five pasta dishes, a couple of sides, and some desserts. All excellent. Among the highights –
The verdict on Lupo? Akemi said it best: “I lovelovelove!”.
So that’s it. Yep, that should give you a sense of what you all can look forward to the next time you all come to town.