Figure this: It's Sept 1 and we had a real fire in the fireplace at John and Anna's. T'was not just for show either. We needed it - it was 3 degrees this morning!
Just up the road, campers out for the Labour Day weekend had snow on their tents. Yee-ikes!
But look who showed up for dinner too. Mr. Bean! Poor Beanies failed the How-to-be-a Successful-Border Collie program on the sheep farm where he was born, so Anna's mom rescued him as a 2 year old. Beanie is 13 now and can't see anymore, but right away he recognized someone who would spend the whole evening petting him and he sat right by her. I got a giant pile of dog hair as a souvenir - can you sell that on e-bay? It was worth it.. he's such a sweet old guy. Made me really miss Shugy - she also was not the most "successful' Border Collie...never seemed to want to do a job like the 'true' ones do. Yet, she's content now out in her Cut-n-Shoot retirement home to just watch all the other young pups dash about and pretend as if she could still chase the horses.
Oh! So what about Fifth in the World? Well, Sports Director and good friend, Anna, aka Attackin' Anna (left), and her partner Rockin' Riva "beat the skirts off" their Chilean opponents clinching 5th place in the World for Team Canada in Paddle Tennis. No incriminating photos from the rest of the night when there was much celebration of the end of the games. The Argentinians, Chileans, Mexicans, Spaniards, definitely know how to party, fiesta, baila, forever .. all night long!