We have all become friends with Joe and Jill. They were to be up in Canada visiting Prime Minister Trudeau on an official basis. Bob called President Biden and asked if he and Jill would like to stay with us for a night and he agreed after his official business was over in Ottawa he and Jill would come for Canadian Thanksgiving dinner.
Surrounded by heavy security Joe and Jill arrived at our Bridle Path home. A virtual army of Secret Service and RCMP types surrounded our house. Bob had been slaving away all day getting a late Thanksgiving lunch ready.
It was wonderful to see Joe and Jill again. President Biden is a gracious and kind man. He brought us some squeaky toys and he picked up Dillie the Westie and I and gave us a pat on the head. Jill gave us a mincemeat pie baked by the White House kitchen staff.
We had invited Drake and Mr. Gordon Lightfoot to join us. The humans had a few glasses of wine from a British Columbia winery called Crescent Hill. President Biden loved their Mad Medusa Merlot and Jill liked their sparkling wine called Frizzante. As President Biden said this Canadian wine is going to give California a run for the money! President Biden liked the Mad Medusa so much he was going to order several cases for the White House wine cellar.
Mr. Gordon Lightfoot brought his guitar which delighted President Biden as he was a huge fan of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”. Drake rapped out a song as well. I could never have imagined such a crowd would be in our house. Happy conversation, laughing, the clinking of glasses and THE SMELL OF TURKEY!
President Biden said grace and it was moving as he thanked God for us all being together safe and sound. We all tucked in and everyone had seconds! Joe looks thin but boy he put a lot of turkey away. Dillie, Bosco and I had a special meal of white turkey meat, mashed potatoes and carrots. Our tummies were so full of this wonderful food we fell asleep. WE DOGS LOVE TURKEY! President Biden told a very funny story of how on American Thanksgiving he had to pardon a turkey and save its life. Americans can be so funny but I like them.
We had dessert of pumpkin pie and mincemeat pie with some wine from the island of Samos in Greece which was made with Muscat grapes. Again Joe and Jill said they never heard of this sweet wine but Bob said it had been famous for a very long time.
So Mr. Gordon Lightfoot kept us entertained and in a strange but wonderful combination Drake and Mr. Gordon Lightfoot sang a couple of songs! We wrapped up this long and exciting day at 11 when President Biden said he had to go to bed as he was off to Washington early in the morning.
I was in a deep sleep when President Biden said good-bye early in the morning saying to Dillie and I that we were always welcome to visit. He said we were SUCH GOOD DOGS. Oh my I suddenly thought of Karim and Anwar in the place beyond as President Biden shook my paw and Dillie’s saying what a good time he had. Politics just flew out my head for a day he said. Imagine an Egyptian rescue dog a good friend with an American President!