I’d like to start off today’s entry by alerting you all to a fundraiser organized by a fellow longtime blog reader who is facing some very difficult challenges. Please click on the link for Drea’s story –
These are trying times for all of us, but some are clearly having a rougher time than most. So I’d love to know how you’re all doing. Drop a comment and let us know.
Here in Toronto, we’re well into the deep freeze, the coldest weeks of winter, and whatever minimal inclination we have to venture outdoors is reduced even further by the windchill and icy sidewalks. Strangely, Suji seems relatively unfazed by the cold weather, ever-eager to head out to the park and happily trundling along when she gets there, oblivious to the freezing temperatures and blustery breezes, no doubt steeled by those early years spent living in a barn. Part – okay, who am I kidding? – or most of her desire to get out has to do with the treats she gets once she starts motoring, but I’m beginning to think a small part of it is her growing fondness for open terrain. Akemi and I have noticed she has been bumping into items with greater frequency of late. Her eyesight is clearly diminishing, the result of the cataracts encroaching on her pupils, and while surgery is theoretically an option, it’s not something we want to chance given her age (16 this May!). Akemi has suggested we get her doggles to protect her eyes, but I wonder if that would just constrict her already limited vision.
On the other hand, I’m sure she’d be the coolest dog in the neighborhood.
Concluding today’s entry with a little Yes/No…
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) February 13, 2021