1 July 2011

Happy Canada Day and giveaway winner

Today is Canada Day so I thought I'd throw out a few random facts:
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world - only Russia is bigger
  • Alert, in Nunavut territory, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world
  • Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 151,600 miles.
  • Canadians have made many important inventions, including Kerosene, the electron microscope, the electronic organ, insulin, the IMAX film system, the snowmobile, and the electric cooking range (the snowmoblie? Really?)
  • Many famous authors have come from Canada, including Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale), and Alice Munro (Lives of Girls and Women)
  • A black bear cub from Canada named Winnipeg (or “Winnie,” for short) was one of the most popular attractions at the London Zoo after it was donated to the zoo in 1915. Winnie became a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh.
A great place to live - and visit!

A special Happy Canada Day to the winner of a signed copy of 'A Dog's Way Home' by Bobbie Pyron:
Nancy! I hope she doesn't mind me re-posting her entry. I thought random.org made a great choice:

The dog love of my life was a sheltie that we adopted from the Humane Society. I could never figure out why they gave him up...actually supposedly just pushed him out of a truck to be taken in by someone else. He was the smartest dog I have ever had and I still miss him 11 years later. It is nice to have a book about a sheltie instead of a collie. I hope I win it so I can read it. If not I will try to remember the title and author so I can look for it.

I took him to obedience training at age 8 and the people there could not understand that we had him for so long. They thought that he had obedience training with the previous owner and that was why he caught on so easily. If he remember training for the 8 years that we had he I figure he was still really smart. I had to stop taking him when I developed ankle problems and by the time they were solved he had arthritis.

Still love him...still miss him.

Enjoy the book, Nancy.


  1. I didn't know all that about Canada! Cool. Love the Snowmobile comment. ;) Congrats Nancy!

  2. Interesting facts about Canada!

    Congrats to Nancy.

  3. Love Canada. It's my neighboring country after all. I am an hour away from it!!


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