man's best friend


last week
i saw this guy and his dog
enter the subway at 72nd street

i was surprised the pup wasnt in a carrier
after all the subway is not exactly
dog friendly

there are a lot of people
people with suitcases
people with all manner of bags
lots of legs
lots of feet

and
dogs would be right in the middle of it

when i posted this on instagram
a few commenters wondered if that was a service dog

i dont know
but
 the guy standing 
under
the wheelchair sign
is
pure
coincidence



the other night


we went
 up to the roof 
hoping
 to catch a shot 
of 
the 
harvest moon

it was overcast

all i got 
was 
a shot of our neighbors 
having dinner 
al fresco



off to the southwest
there was a glow
coming from
new jersey


that's lily and her person
waiting patiently
for their turn
to see a vet

harry's allergy issues persist
we've ruled out food
the steroids
the special wash
for his ears/feet
helps
 but 
the 'rash' persists

we've done the whats new whats changed
the answer is nothing

tuesday 
we ruled out asthma 

the x ray of his lungs was not definitive
we know allergies and asthma are related
but he's on steroids so ...


poor harry
we're adding two new meds
one is known to cause vomiting
if he vomits
 the other is supposed to stop it

if the new drug(s) dont stop the 'rash'
we're going to do a biopsy
because
we have to solve this puzzle 
the cause has to be determined
has to be eliminated
has 
to 
be
 got gone