Friday, April 30, 2010

Attitude & Adjustment

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I was pretty rude to Mommy this morning - I kept sneaking off to watch television when I was told I couldn't, and I kept talking back and carrying on. At one point I went on a hunger strike for all of one minute. Don't let anyone tell you that my Mommy is a pushover - she stuck to her guns. I wrote her several letters of apology, but kept mouthing off.

On the way to school we saw Mrs. Macintosh, and that cheered me up a bit. During school we ran a relay race, which was cool, but afterwards I wasn't allowed to play in the playground as part of my earlier punishment. Mrs. Macintosh walked with us for part of the way home, so that cheered me up.

I was a good kid throughout the afternoon. No television, no computer and stuff - so I played outside (it was a lovely day) and did some math problems. My bad attitude almost returned when I discovered that 8+4 and 6+6 both have the SAME ANSWER. How stupid is that?!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mommy Goes to School

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I played 'antique store' this morning, which was a lot of fun - other than that, not much happened before lunch aside from me getting caught trying to sneak in extra television watching.

Mommy came with me to school and along with a few other Moms acted as the teacher's assistant. It was pretty interesting for her - she got to see me interact with the other kids in the classroom environment (apparently I have the loudest voice) and got to know (and really like) some of my schoolmates. We had "a scientist" come into class to teach us about the five senses and stuff.

In the afternoon I wrote letters to various family members and friends, and after dinner I decided to make up some crafts and stuff. However, I must've been at the end of my tether by then, because the littlest things were setting me off, such as running out of glue.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

World Tapir Day

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I somehow got it into my head that it was really warm and summery outside today, which it absolutely wasn't. I had to battle with Mom over what outfit I was gonna wear to school... I really wanted to wear my summer dress and socks and nuthin' else. No dice!

School was good - afterwards I decided that Claire's Mom was my new best friend, so I did a lot of tricks and acrobatics in the playground and tried to get her to watch.

After Daddy came home from work, we had an absolutely delicious carrot and potato soup and then did the grocery shopping. As a family, I think we need to maybe revisit the whole 'going to the grocery store so close to Clover's bedtime' plan. It's not really working out for anyone.

Oh, and apparently today is World Tapir Day! You know I feel about Tapirs. I hope the Tapir over at the Toronto Zoo is inside his pen today - it was cold out there, as I can attest to.

Listening to: MGMT - Congratulations

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Green Patio Furniture

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I watched a bunch of cartoons this morning, and then after breakfast I got to have a bath, which was a pretty awesome way to spend the morning. School was pretty decent... not much to report on that front.

After I came home, it was time to get down to business and paint the patio furniture the lovely shade of green that I picked out. Mommy laid out the tarp, we got all of our stuff together, and we started painting. I used a serious amount of paint... Mommy had to kinda follow close behind me to smooth out my work. I think we did a pretty good job!

After Daddy came home from work we had a lovely dinner and then I went over to Gammy and Grandpa's place before bed, where I could watch television and stuff.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Let There Be Light

[As transcribed by Daddy]

My folks slept in a bit this morning, so I played video games and visited Gammy and Grandpa and stuff. Eventually my parents got out of bed and we had a quiet time waiting for it to rain outside - the yard desperately needs it!

Grandpa and Mommy finally took care of the faulty light fixture in my room - it's great to have everything lit up in there. All that work made us feel kinda cooped up, so Daddy took us out on a drive to get fruit smoothies and to find some cheese. We were successful on both counts.

When we came home, Mommy and I made peanut butter cookies and I kept taking off to visit Gammy and Grandpa in order to get away from cleaning up my room. Now that it's bright in there, there's no excuse for it to be messy.

Listening to: Matt Pond PA - The Dark Leaves

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Adventures of Violet & Fancypants

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was the big day - Mommy and I went over to the community garden and started working on our own little plot. We tilled the soil, removed the grass, and cleaned the area. Well - actually, Mommy did all that. I introduced myself to all of the other gardeners and found a bunch of cool kids to play with who would take me for rides in a wheelbarrow. I had such a good time that I didn't notice the lunch hour pass by.

Daddy stopped by with a picnic, and then we came home and I was kinda drained and emotional, so I gave myself a nap. My folks woke me up to take me for a ride to the Scarborough Bluffs, where I played in the sand, and then to get some ice cream.

I had a quiet evening, and declined the offer to watch the latest episode of Doctor Who for fear of it being too scary. I worked on a new book I'm writing and illustrating - "The Adventures of Violet & Fancypants," in which a girl and her pet unicorn fight giants.

Listening to: The Apples In Stereo - Travelers In Space & Time

Saturday, April 24, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

For some weird reason today, I didn't really want to go to school... I seemed to be under the mistaken impression that if I brought Cinnamon Bunny with me (which I desperately wanted to do) I'd get expelled. Mommy explained things to Mrs. Bartlett, though, so I was allowed to keep Bunny in my backpack. I didn't get expelled.

I played with Gammy in the afternoon, and had a nice time playing with Mommy in the back yard. I drew more pictures of Basil and the Daddy's Canine Adrenal Gland Cake, and played video games while Mommy watched Jane Eyre.

Daddy brought home a copy of The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha for me - a photo of me appears on page 246 (the same photo that you can find over on Neil's Webby-Award-Winning Blog, 1000 Awesome Things). Neil even autographed it and wrote a message for me and everything, which I read all on my own!

Then we ate a pizza and watched a movie of my choosing.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Donating to Bullies in Need

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Wasn't yesterday's blog post cool?! I wrote that all by myself and typed it and chose the photograph and everything. Don't expect it often, though.

Last night I had trouble sleeping, so I ended up sharing the bed with Mommy, banishing Daddy to the couch. In the morning I was kinda grumpy, and battled a little bit with Mommy. That seemed to fade away and I had a nice day at school, though. Mommy actually saw (with her own eyes) my nemesis smack around another kid, so we all kinda see where the cards lie.

Speaking of 'Bullies', Right after dinner tonight, a lady from Bullies In Need stopped by to pick up Basil's leftover stuff (dog food, the extra leash, his arthritis pills, dog treats, etc) for donation. She brought her little rescued and adopted pit bull Ready with her, who I thought was pretty sweet.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


i at breakfast then i went to school then i cam hom then i at dinner then i did the blog with daddy then i wento bed

gnite evrebyode


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

No Lentil Soup

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a difficult morning... I seemed to develop a serious attitude problem, which put me on a collision course with Mommy. For whatever reason I got myself into some amount of trouble, had a hard time apologizing politely, and got sent to my room. Eventually we worked it out.

School was good - we went to the library and the gym today (and we even got to have gym class outside). Mommy was left stranded elsewhere in the city by a delayed transit system, so Gammy and Grandpa came to pick me up, which was a nice treat.

The afternoon was pretty good. So far I've been able to talk Mommy out of serving lentil soup for dinner over the past four days - maybe she'll take the hint that we should just take it off the meal plan for good.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I planned to frost the cupcakes we made yesterday, but were out of the requisite ingredients for frosting, so we went to the drug store and got ingredients for frosting cupcakes, and ingredients for frosting hair (you know, conditioner and stuff).

School was good today- I gave my teachers the notes I wrote for them, which I think impressed them (especially my phonetic spelling - I spelled 'Macintosh' correctly), not to mention some cupcakes. My schoolyard nemesis tried to eat said cupcakes first, but her attempts were foiled.

I had a nice afternoon of playground / walk / computer games / Clover & Gammy Team-Up / television / playing outside. Daddy came home and joined us for dinner in the back yard, and then the whole family headed out to do the weekly grocery shopping.

Listening to: Kiss - Jigoku-Retsuden

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Kinda Long Hike

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a bad dream and ended up in my parents' bed this morning... but the rest of the day went swimmingly. I had a nice breakfast, played outside, had a nice lunch, and then the family and I decided to get out of the house for a much-needed hike.

A twenty-minute hike turned into a forty-minute hike turned into an almost two-hour hike pretty easily (it was probably about 20 minutes too many for me). A 5km-loop branching off from the Bruce trail... we saw a snake, some trilluims about to bloom, and some butterflies. Lovely!

Daddy craved cheeseburgers, so we stopped at the local farmer's market on the way home, stocked up on supplies and snacks, and had cheeseburgers for dinner at home.

You'd think I'd be exhausted from our ambitious hike, but for some reason I was up until almost ten in the evening. I felt kinda lonely in my bed, so I asked to sleep with Mommy instead.

Listening to: Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Lot of Browsing

[As transcribed by Daddy]

The morning was okay today... it was a bit rainy and chilly outside, so I just kinda stayed inside using the computer and watching television and playing on Daddy's iPhone and stuff. Eventually we decided to head out and run some errands.

First of all, we were stuck in standstill traffic on the parkway for what felt like an eternity. Then we went to a nice Thai restaurant where I impressed the heck out of the waitress and a nice lady in the bathroom. Then Daddy and I went to the Disney store while Mommy bought me a load of clothes, and then Mommy and I browsed for clothes ourselves.

We then drove out to the craft store, where Mommy and I did a lot of browsing for stuff, and then we all went to the garden centre and browsed a bunch of trees to plant around Basil's grave. We did a quick stop at Best Buy and then headed home for the world's most delicious bowl of goulash ever and a new episode of Doctor Who.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Talent Shows and Treasure Hunts

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a pretty nonspecific morning... nothing really out of the ordinary happened aside from an awesome carrot salad for lunch outside. I went to school in the afternoon, and was treated to a talent show in the gymnasium. The bigger kids did a lot of dancing and stuff - I thought it was pretty boring.

Mommy and Grandpa came to pick me up today, and we had a nice quiet afternoon. I grabbed my little wilderness treasure bag and a home-made periscope and went into the back yard to have a treasure hunt. Our next-door-neighbour Trinity was doing some raking in her yard, so I stopped and talked to her about all kinds of stuff.

After Daddy got home from work, he took us out for a sushi dinner at the restaurant of my choosing. Mommy wasn't feeling great and didn't eat that much, but it was okay, because I ate my dinner AND hers.

Listening to: David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love

Friday, April 16, 2010

Queen of the Devils

[As transcribed by Daddy]

So I was eating some dried cranberries today... I dropped one on the floor, waited a few seconds, and then told Mommy that I "liked it better when someone would clean up the food that fell on the floor." At first Mommy thought I was asking her to clean it up, but then she realized I was referring to Basil, who we all really miss.

Mommy and I made a batch of cookies this morning, because it was Cookie day at school, and I wanted to have something wheat-free that I could eat. Other than that, school was fairly uneventful.

I spent a good chunk of time today furiously drawing pictures again, which my parents really seem to love. The other day I drew a picture of 'Alice Queen Percussion, Queen of the Devils." Since she was royalty, I spent a lot of time on the lettering and invented my own form of calligraphy.

I'm four years old. AND I'M USING CALLIGRAPHY.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

After some television this morning, I furiously drew a lot of pictures - most of them were pictures of Basil (spelled 'BASUL') and his paw prints. Anyway, eventually it was time for school, which was pretty good. Mommy came and picked me up - the girl who's been picking on me was bugging me a bit, so we walked over to another playground. However, then she followed me there, too... so we went over to the park.

At the park, I met two kids - Amelia (4 and a half) and Emma (younger), and we hit it off immediately and played really well together. I hope I get to see them again in the future!

Nick and Alice Panagopoulos were over for dinner tonight at Gammy and Grandpa's place - Mommy and Daddy and I joined them for a big Korean dinner. Nick and Alice brought their little dog Loki who I freaked out a bit.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Missing Basil

Basil Memorial
Originally uploaded by Clover_1
[As transcribed by Daddy]

Needless to say, today we all missed Basil. We all slept really well, but we all also dreamed of the little guy, as though he was still right here with us, smiling like a bog goofy doofus. Every little thing reminds us of him... clumps of hair in the washing machine lint trap, his dog dishes, bits of kibble scattered in the kitchen... it's very hard. I've known him my whole life. I keep imagining that he's kissing my face, which makes me giggle, and makes me feel better.

Mommy, who spent most of the day struggling to write the email letting people know that Basil was gone, was still able to get me to school today, which was a bit touch-and-go... I was sad about my doggie, and also had some difficult time with my adversary at school. I can't say I'm in the mood to put up with it.

Mommy and Daddy picked me up from school (Daddy is trying to give Mommy as much company as possible) and we started work in the back yard for a nice little 'memorial park' for Basil around his grave site. Yard work makes us feel better, and so did a few games of badminton.

Ray sent my folks a nice little video about Basil (see above) using footage from a movie he shot with Daddy last summer. It made us all cry.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Basil Alexander-Long: 1997 - Apr 12, 2010

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was a very very sad day for everyone. We had a nice morning and a quiet afternoon... we all tried to keep as busy as possible, and my parents tried to spend as much time cuddling with Basil as they could. They threw him a big cheese party at lunchtime.

Dr. Bonkalo arrived at our place at around 2:30... and was met at the door by Basil, who wagged his tail and tried his best to be friendly. By then the colour had completely drained from his body, his hearing was completely gone, and his condition had worsened - Dr. Bonkalo (who we all think is fantastic) was able to quickly diagnose him with a ruptured spleen, secondary cancer in his lungs, and a belly engorged with blood from a massive internal hemorrhage. We can't imagine what kind of pain he was in - and yet he was still trying to be friendly and happy.

While I laughed and played and enjoyed the beautiful spring afternoon, Basil passed away a few feet away, on his couch (and on Mommy's lap) at about 3:15, surrounded by Gammy and Grandpa and Daddy and myself. He went quickly, incredibly peacefully, and painlessly. It was very sad, but also special, sweet, and perfect.

We buried him in the back yard, wrapped in his favourite blanket with some pictures I drew for him, his favourite tennis balls from when he was young, a sock from each of us, some cheese, and some cookies. We put flowers on his grave and I read a poem I prepared in advance:

I Love Basil
He was our dog
I wish he didn't have to die
But I know that he should.

Gammy and Grandpa and Mommy and Daddy and I had a big dinner to celebrate Basil's life, and then I voluntarily went to bed about an hour early due to complete exhaustion.

Things won't ever be the same. Just different. But soon things will be okay. Basil affected everyone who met him - he changed our lives and our opinions. We'll all miss him so much, but he had the very best life we could give him. He was a very good boy. Please hug all of your pets extra tight today.

Listening to: Jónsi - Go

Monday, April 12, 2010

Our Last Day With Basil

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was something a of a somber day today - Daddy and Grandpa finished digging the big hole in the back yard, and I know it's for Basil, who we're gonna put to sleep tomorrow. I'm sad about it, and have prepared some things to say when we bury him. Mommy and Daddy and I tried to spend as much time with him as possible - we sat outside with him, and Daddy napped with him through the afternoon.

I took my bike out for a spin today - Mommy and Daddy and I went over to the local florist, where we picked up some lovely daisies to put on Basil's grave tomorrow. We got ice cream and popsicles too, and sat out on the front lawn in the sun and ate them.

Dinner was nice, and my folks marveled at the drawings I did today - careful reproductions of the awesome pictures Jim and Daddy and Kristin and Mommy made last night (only WAY funnier).

Tomorrow will be a hard day, but we're all going to get through it. The steroids Basil has been taking have almost masked all of his symptoms, making it much harder for us... but we're glad that his last few days will be slightly more comfortable. Unfortunately his hearing is completely gone - but we still decided to throw a spontaneous "birthday party" for him to make him wag his tail (even though it wasn't his birthday).

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ham Flavoured Cheese

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I was really happy to have some oatmeal for breakfast - then Mommy and I worked hard to get Daddy out of bed in time to go to the vet to buy more steroid pills for Basil.

After we all had leftover Pizza for lunch, I played with Gammy and Grandpa and stuff before Grandpa joined Mommy and Daddy and I for a trip to Home Depot to pick up some supplies. Immediately afterwards, we did the grocery shopping - the grocery store was an absolute zoo!

Once we got home, Daddy and Grandpa dug an enormous hole in the back yard with the auger they rented, while I played with a pinwheel and waited patiently for Kristen and Jim to come over for dinner.

Once they got here (bearing new markers for me and ham flavoured cheese for Basil), I got everyone to play 'Clover's Café' - I put together a menu for everyone and administered a drawing contest to see who would win a voucher or $10,000 at my imaginary café. We all had a delicious dinner (imaginary and real) before it was time for me to go to bed and it was time for Kristen and Jim to say good-bye to Basil.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a tough day today. School was alright, but I was in such a foul mood that my oversensitivity became a real factory. A friend hit me in the face (probably totally by accident) which made me mad, and then called me 'Rumpelstiltskin' which made me upset (even though my folks are pretty sure we were playing fairy tales at the time).

Mommy took me to the toy store to cheer me up, and I got a new toy, but I was still grumpy and rude and grouchy on the way home... so I got my toy taken away and had an emotional afternoon that culminated in me putting myself to bed. Meanwhile, Basil (who we took back to the vet this morning for another steroid shot so that he can ride out the next two days) threw up all over the new couch.

Daddy came home and woke me up, which made me grumpy again. After I cheered up, we all played some board games, and then I got to stay up and have pizza for dinner.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Sick at School

[As transcribed by Daddy]

After a big breakfast of oatmeal with blueberries (I didn't appreciate Mommy's joke about serving me oatmeal with fish heads) I had a regular morning and then headed off to school. However, midway through (and after watching a friend of mine throw up all over the place) my tummy started hurting and I got pretty upset. The school called Mommy, who came and got me.

I decided to try for a nap - Mommy read a story to me, but by the time it was over I was feeling better. I went over to Gammy and Grandpa's house, but my tummy started hurting again. Mommy read another story to me and gave me some tea, which did the trick.

Daddy came home from work with our friend Ray in tow, which was awesome - I showed him my room and joked around with him and stuff. Shortly afterward, Lisa and Leo came over too - everyone stopped by to visit with Basil, who doesn't have much time left.

Ray stayed for dinner, and by the time I was off to bed, Basil almost seemed back to normal (thanks to those steroids)!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Reading to the Class

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Basil was in rough shape this morning - I went to school, and Mommy took him to the vet with Grandpa's assistance (so that we could get him into the car, out of the car, into the vet's waiting room, and into the vet's office). They did another x-ray, which unfortunately showed that his lungs are in even worse shape. They gave him an antibiotics shot, a steroid injection, and basically the decision was made to hopefully let him enjoy the next few days as much as possible.

Meanwhile, at school, I was asked to read a book in front of the class! Some of the other kids had the same opportunity, but they were either too shy or they forgot the words. Not me, though - I confidently stood up in front of class and read a book! Mrs. Macintosh told Mommy about it afterwards, and about how proud everyone was.

Daddy came home from work a bit early, by which time Basil's steroid injection was starting to kick in... not only did he climb the stairs all on his own, but we saw him wag his tail at Gammy!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Alternate Cupcake Reality

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I think all the attention the dog has been getting over the past few weeks is starting to wear on my nerves a bit... I'm kinda used to being the center of attention. My folks will have to try to do a better job of showering me with the customary amount of love.

After Mommy came to pick me up from school, I told her that my friend Veronica brought cupcakes for all of us to eat, including a special fancy one for me. When pressed I admitted to making up the story - I didn't get a cupcake due to my allergies, and ate carrots instead. Still, my folks are kinda impressed that I tried to create an alternate reality in my head where I DID get a cupcake.

After school I drew some absolutely amazing pictures of the Canadian National Exhibition - the details I included were incredible. For example, I remembered to draw the musical notes coming out of the carousel and the little frowning girl who is sad because she's too small standing next to the "You must be this tall to ride" sign.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Self-Administered Egg Hunt

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and Daddy had a hard time sleeping last night due to Basil's confused nighttime wandering. Daddy went to work, but Mommy spent the day fighting off the urge to nap. I was hoping to do some more Easter egg hunting, but she was too tired - so I hid the eggs myself and had my own little search.

I watched some television and did a lot of drawing and playing and stuff today, seeing as I had the day off from school. I also did a lot of playing with Gammy, which was pretty awesome! Basil isn't taking his Glucosamine tablets, so we think it's contributing to his immovability and exhaustion.

After Daddy came home we all had a nice dinner outside (the weather was amazing again today) and then he and I watched some videos and stuff online before bedtime.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Seaton Trail XIII

Easter Zoom
Originally uploaded by Clover_1
[As transcribed by Daddy]

What a great morning - I woke up to find out that Cinnamon Bunny (?) and Daddy had put together an Easter treasure hunt in our house... they left little clues (which I had to read all by myself) to new toys and candy and stuff all over the place. I was so happy and excited!

Mommy set up an egg hunt for me in the back yard - which I proceeded to complete four times over! I even set up an egg hunt for her, too. What a whole lot of fun!

The weather was so perfect that we bravely decided to leave Basil with Gammy and Grandpa and go for a hike along the Seaton Trail. We had an amazing time, and discovered that were were full of enough energy to finally connect the central section of the trail (which we've walked a lot) with the lengthy southern part (which we've only walked a few times).

We came home and had a big dinner (Easter leftovers), watched some television, and played with a lot of my new Easter toys and stuff. Hopefully we don't all suffocate in our sleep tonight - the dog is horrifically gassy.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The Best Ham in 92 Years

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had something of an emotion day today - dunno why. Probably a combination of being really full of beans in regards to Easter celebrations, running around too much, and having too many obstacles to trip and fall over. Which happened a lot today.

Mommy and Daddy and I spent the day getting ready for Easter - tidying, making coloured eggs, cooking food, and trying to convince the dog that he needed to eat. We can't tell if he's just not hungry, of if he's holding out for something particular. He turns down steak, but then we catch him trying to eat it later on when he thinks nobody is looking.

G.G. came over tonight, which was special - she was really amazed at how big and tall I am. I made her some pictures and stuff, and we all had a delicious dinner at Gammy and Grandpa's house. G.G. said that the ham Mommy made was the best she'd ever eaten... and in 92 years, that lady's eaten a lot of hams.

Before bed, I got a special treat - I got to watch the new episode of Doctor Who with my parents! We all loved it.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Uncle Gareth and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Fairies

[As transcribed by Daddy]

The weather was fantastic today! Above twenty degrees, sunny, breezy, and incredibly pleasant. I started playing outside pretty early on, and only took a few brief breaks.

Basil was almost himself today... still slow and miserable looking, but he's back to being picky about food, and his breathing has improved even more. Hopes for him are up a bit.

Daddy drove Mommy and I to the butcher before lunch - while he and I waited in the car, we told each other stories. I made up a great little yarn called "Uncle Gareth and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Fairies", which Daddy thought was awesome.

We had a picnic outside for lunch, we all stayed outside all afternoon, and ate dinner out on the patio. The weather really was THAT good.

Listening to: Fyfe Dangerfield - Fly Yellow Moon

Friday, April 02, 2010

Sharing Crayons with Strangers

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was hard to say how the dog was doing today - he just looks kinda tired, exhausted, and annoyed. We're not sure if he's in pain, but he mopes around (and asks to go inside and outside a lot), staring at people miserably as though he's in a lot of discomfort.

Speaking of discomfort, I didn't have a good day at school again. I mean, the Easter stuff was cool - finding eggs and bunnies and candy and stuff - but I was pretty emotional and kept having outbursts most likely due to my being over-sensitive and wound up. My parents need to work on that with me. Anyway, Mommy picked me up from school and made me feel better by the time we got home.

Daddy took us out to dinner - I brought my own crayons to the restaurant, so when the little girl sitting behind me didn't have any, I gave her mine. I commented about how good doing something nice for someone else made me feel.

We did the grocery shopping on the way home, and I got to stay up past my bedtime... Mommy spent some time talking to me about how sick Basil is and stuff. We got pretty sad.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Corn Flakes, Scrambled Eggs, and Steroids

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I woke early and played a bunch of video games - Daddy was a little late in leaving for work, so I drew him an awesome picture in the meantime.

Basil had another 'better' day - as a matter of fact, he's back to his occasional 'old and grumpy' self, where he wants to go outside, wants to come inside, wants to go outside, wants to come inside, etc. etc. He's still in rough shape, but at least he's got enough pep to still be a pain in the butt when it comes to not eating his food. Mommy FINALLY got a call back from the vet - they've ruled out Lymphoma, and they asked if we had tried to feed him scrambled eggs and corn flakes. Mommy wasn't sure how to answer that one. So - we'll try him in scrambled eggs and corn flakes. And steroids.

The rest of the day was good - I had a nice day at school, and had fun playing with my folks after dinner. Daddy tried to tell me about the Large Hadron Collider, but I just assumed he was jooooo-kiiiiing.

I'm a happy kid living with my parents and our dog in Toronto. I'm goofy, sweet, smart, extremely chatty, and pretty much the cutest kid on the face of the Earth!