You may recall that Fay and Bob gave Bosco, my fellow Egyptian Rescue Dog, to our neighbour and very famous Canadian singer Mr. Gordon Lightfoot. We see our comrade Bosco and Mr. Gordon Lightfoot at least a couple of times a week for jasmine tea and cake from our favourite Toronto bakery “The Cake Ladies”. Dylan the Westie and I bark for a song or two and Mr. Gordon Lightfoot knows we howl a few times with delight when we hear him sing “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.
Bosco tells us he is so very happy living with Mr. Gordon Lightfoot. We see this great musician walking Bosco around the Bridle Path in Toronto and we often run into him there and at Sherwood Park at the off-leash dog trail. We all talk and us dogs check out all the other dogs. We are in heaven and I think Bob, Fay and Mr. Gordon Lightfoot are also in heaven seeing how happy we are. Life can be so good.
So one day Mr. Gordon Lightfoot appears at our door with VIP tickets to his 168th performance at Massey Hall which is opening in Toronto after three years of renovations and he will have its first three performances.
We go in Mr. Gordon Lightfoot’s limousine to Massey Hall and go backstage with him for a light sushi supper for the humans and deluxe chicken kibble and Greek spring water in our own separate bowls. Bob takes me, Bosco and Dylan the Westie out for a walk before the show. Bosco sits at Mr. Gordon Lightfoot’s feet for the performance by a remarkable man in his 80’s. The crowd holds this musician in wonderment. After the last encore the crowd roars in applause and Mr. Gordon Lightfoot motions for Bob, Fay, Dylan the Westie and me Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog to join him on stage with Bosco. We dogs run around in circles and Mr. Gordon Lightfoot pets us and says to the audience that he has a special encore song for all the dogs in the world. It is “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”. This song brings down the house. We dogs can’t clap but get some good barks and howls in. Yes, life can be so good. Strangely had I not had that street dog experience in Egypt I wouldn’t have realized how good it can be.