Today was an exploration day. The dogs and I found ourselves in some interesting forests today, and as a bonus we found enough mushrooms for a couple dinners.
Mostly I found chanterelles. There were a few boletes around but they were mostly not in the best shape. In one forest we came across a creek. The dogs found it before I did and by the time I got there, they were already in the water.
George has allergies, likely environmental. I’ve read it’s been a bad season for dog allergies this year in particular. We’ve been treating him with a variety of creams and wipes and medicated shampoo and an antihistamine. That worked well for a while, but over the last few weeks, he’s been getting itchier and itchier all over and he’s been working on some hotspots. .
For the next week he’s getting a steroid to relieve the itch and the inflammation. After that our vet wants to take some swabs and reassess. Hopefully we can get him some relief quickly. I hate to see him in discomfort.
We visited the Museum of Canadian Contemporay Art this afternoon for the opening of a show called Over the Rainbow. This show, which is part of World Pride Toronto celebrations features work from the fantastic collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex. The show was great, and we had a chance to talk to friends at the event.
We had left the dogs on their own at home while we were out so we decided to take them for a good romp out at Jack Darling Park
Jack Darling is the best designed dog park I’ve ever seen. It’s huge and has loads of trails and loads of variety. Our dogs love it there.
Georgie is just over 10 months now, and although he still acts like a pup, he’s really becoming a big boy. Here he is with what he considers his new toy – the down-spout extension. For George, anything can become a toy.
I walked the dogs over to the vet’s yesterday evening and popped in to put Georgie up on the scale. He’s 127 lbs – just 10 pounds to go to catch Memphis. He’s still a little shorter than she is, and his body shape is a little different. Memphis was 108 lbs at a year. George is already 20 lbs past that and he won’t be a year until August 5. Yikes!