On Friday afternoon, Hera and I headed to Calgary for her follow-up vet visit so they could look at her ear infection. She’s doing very well and the infection is nearly cleared up which is great.
I also met a friend for a bite to eat at Boston Pizza, where we used to go at least once a week after baseball. I had the Christmas Poutine and it was actually really good. French fries, gravy, cheese – that makes poutine, the Christmas part was the addition of stuffing and turkey. They also added cranberries, which I asked for on the side. It was quite good and I would recommend it. I am going to try to get back to Boston Pizza before the holidays are over so I can try it again.
I made a stop at Costco on the way home. I feared that even though I was going to the Costco in Okotoks which is normally not busy that it would be a zoo, a week and a bit before Christmas. It was dead. You could walk down most of the isles without meeting anyone, it was unexpected but very welcome as I am not a fan of crowds. I got stuff for various meals over the holidays and some food for the dogs, they appreciate being fed.
The trip home was good. The weather was cold but the roads were clear which is great. In fact, when I was heading to Calgary, I made fantastic time. From my place to where Deerfoot Trail and Glenmore Trail meet, it took me 2 hours. Not bad at all.
So, Hera has a clean bill of health, after $280 in total – she’s totally worth it. Knock on wood though, in the 14 years that I have had dogs, this is the first time I’ve had a dog get sick.
Nearly the end of the weekend already, it’s zoomed by. It wraps up tonight with the Bills playing the Steelers in Pittsburgh, a good way to end the weekend, well, presuming that the Bills pull out a win and, I think if they do, they will secure a playoff spot. Go Bills !!!