this is how he lets us know!!
this is how he lets us know!!
We were in a tornado warning this afternoon. People’s memories here in Edmonton are still fresh with the 1987 “Black Friday” tornado and the death and destruction it brought. And with the recent disaster in Oklahoma, people were understandably on edge this afternoon. Preparation is essential to survive the worst these storms offer. Fortunately the storm passed without any issues other than some flooding in parts of the city.
This is my video account of what was going on after I got home from work which was at the height of the warning.
My buddy Bill finally got his boat, a Delta 17 footer and we went out for the first time with our kayaks together on June 4th. He had already been out for his shakedown with his Delta but this was our first time paddling together. We went out to the Blackfoot Recreation Area and paddled Islet Lake for a couple of hours. This is one of my favorite local paddles. It’s about a 45 minute drive from home and is just south of Elk Island National Park which has Astotin Lake which is also a good lake to paddle.
We were lucky on this trip…there was lots of beaver activity so we were able to see quite a few out in the water, and they were pretty active.
Hope you enjoy the video.
May 18th and finally got the kayak in the water. Went out to the Blackfoot Recreation Area and Islet Lake. It’s a nice fairly big lake that is a favourite spot of ours. Lots of beavers and other wildlife to be seen in the water and on the shore. There are also over 100 km’s of hiking and biking trails in the park.
and these are the sights we saw…
This past week, my beast had his second ACL surgery in 4 months. The first was last December and the the latest one was just a few days ago. His first was a partial tear of his left rear knee. He recovered very well from it and there were no signs of him having had any surgery.
Then, just about 2 weeks ago he started limping a bit and then he couldn’t put any weight on his right rear leg. These were the exact same signs he showed in the previous situation and off to the vet we went. We waited a few days but the problem didn’t get better only worse. In order to determine the extent of the injury, he had to be sedated and xrays taken and the leg manipulated. The vet said if it was an ACL problem they would just take him right into surgery while he was still asleep. Of course this is what happened. Except this was a total tear, the ACL was just floating around the knee.
So he’s home and he has reacted a little more differently with this surgery. Maybe because it was a more complex tear, but he’s not moving around as much. We have to perform some physio several times each day just to try and increase his range of motion. It’s only been a few days so we’ll keep working on him. At least the weather is starting to get nicer and we can be outside.
My camping and hiking and kayaking buddy Bill finally bought a kayak. It’s a Delta 17 footer. This will make our outings happen more often as he won’t have to rent anymore. Now we have to start planning!!