»  Family Album — Basil

After Toby's passing in August 2018 it took us a while to get over losing him. It took just one year, in fact. By Summer 2019 we were ready to take in a new puppy.

I narrated subsequent events — the acquiring and naming of our new family member — in my November 2019 Diary.

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11/23/19 Our first picture of Basil, on the back seat of the family car being driven home.
11/24/19 Basil's second day in his new home. Rosie calls this the Simba Picture.
11/27/19 Basil with Dad, three days later. He was such a tiny thing, I could hold him in one hand.
12/5/19 Two weeks with us now, and quite at home.
12/25/19 The Christmas picture. My photo software has red-eye correction, but nothing for blue-eye.
4/11/20 Now six months old, Basil has asserted staircase privileges. From here he can keep an eye on both the living-room and (through the living-room window) the street outside.
4/10/20 He has also made friends with the little girl next door. "Friends" is putting it mildly; they play together for hours.
4/15/20 Basil does not treat his toys gently. Should you lead a wicked life, then die and be committed to Hell, you may end up as one of Basil's toys. His particular delight is to disembowel a squeaky toy to get at the squeaker, which he then pulls out.
4/19/20 Relaxing with Mom.
5/2/20 Basil among the leaves, 7½ month old.
5/20/20 For his eight-month birthday, Basil's Mom assembled a little movie album of pictures.