I learned table manners from Mary, and I learned how to totally appreciate dogs.
Shelby, part Husky, Akita, Border Collie, walks along the mountain paths and sea-side trails with such curiosity(still curious at 14 years of age). Kirsten and Adriane Gerrard, a long time ago lived and loved Pushkin &FarleyMcGee, on Gordon Road, in Toronto.
The neighbourhood that the Gerrard-Wreglesworth Family chose to live in,in Lion’s Bay,Vancouver has people who share a similar sentiment for dogs. This darling FRED, a MINPIN, this miniature Pinscher encompasses all that we adore in life..like curiousity, energy and more energy. SIMPLY ADOR-AB BULL.. is this little creature.
On my walks along the Mountain Road , I met another breed, it is called the Bernese Mountain Dog. ( a relative of the St Bernard). One was called Zürich and the Mother was called Brie.
I had mastered my manners at the dinner table, from being exposed to the endless entertaining at the Gerrard-Wreglesworth home on Gordon; there was one final meal that I had the privilege to attend at their Sunset Drive Home. Not unlike Gordon, the table was beautifully appointed and the conversation both informative and fun.
One man, a graduate from the U of T, in Forestry, who has lived with his family in Lion’s Bay for 35 years, said that there was a siting of White-Sided Dolphins in the Bay last Spring 2011.
His “up close and personal story”, began with an explanation of the environmental cleanup at the mill at Howe Inlet, by the Squamish Streamkeepers, who have wrapped the creosote pilings, so that the herring may spawn once again in these waters. This is just one feature that has brought health back to Lion’s Bay. With the herring back, the dolphin are back..and so it goes with our biodiversity.
His story began with a phone call from a neighbour who had spotted dolphins in the bay, from his Sunset Drive residence. Bill immediately moved, driving his car to the marina at the base of the mountain, and then taking his Kayak out, with the help of his neighbour’s birds-eye view (with binoculars)+ cell phone he navigated out-ward bound, feather dipping his paddle in & amongst these fun-seeking frolicking dolphins.
“This was one of the most inspirational of experiences.”he said to us sitting at the dinner table.
Our backdrop was also inspirational; the sunset was unbee-leev abil-lee beautiful.
( a sunset that I hope to transfer to the Blog.)
Best Wishes for May 4th.