Well, it’s been a while since we updated the World Tour Gallery due to Tuxedo Stan’s health issues. During that time the Ambavatars have been busy touring the country and spreading Tuxedo Stan’s message of hope and compassion.
Here are some updates from across Canada traveling from west to east:
Tuxedo Melanie says “Well, I finally got up enough nerve to tackle the mountains in Prince George. Boy, was it ever fun! I had a blast – only fell a couple of million times. Hey anyone up for snow boarding?”
Tuxedo Albert has been having quite the adventure…
Diana Piggott says “We love Tuxedo Albert! He is so bright-eyed and good-natured, he never scratches anything and is always ready for adventure. Even better, he never pukes on our bed or pees on the sofa!! The other cats in the house have accepted him now, and stopped trying to eat him.”
Tuxedo Albert’s Excellent Adventures, Part Two:
After celebrating Christmas and New Year’s, with a very chilly backcountry adventure in between, Tuxedo Albert was eager to get to work and do some good deeds. It was high time to start spreading Tuxedo Stanley’s message of love, hope and compassion for the less fortunate felines. To this end, we visited the MEOW Foundation, a local no-kill organisation with a number of excellent programs for unwanted and feral cats. They run a foster/adoption program, low-cost spay/neuter and trap-neuter-release programs. Albert and I toured their facility, and met dozens of sweet, lovely cats who were being very well cared for. At the end of the tour, we presented them with a cheque, donated in honour of Tuxedo Stanley. Kato was pleased to accept it on behalf of the foundation. Tuxedo Albert could not understand how so many sweet cats could be unwanted……
[Many thanks to Diana from Tuxedo Stan, Hugh and Kathy and the rest of the Tuxedo Party - we are truly overwhelmed by your generosity!]
Primary mission accomplished, we headed out to the mountains for some more adventures. Heading west from Banff, Albert was very interested to see the big overpasses built by Parks Canada for his big wild cousins to cross the highway. Although many use the overpasses, some still take their chances with tragic consequences.
Near Kicking Horse Pass, we watched a train grinding its way up (nearly there!),
then we descended into Yoho Park and skied down the scenic Kicking Horse River.
In spite of the bitter cold, Albert stayed nice and toasty-warm inside my down jacket!
Other sights we took in included the Banff Springs Hotel from across the Bow River (slightly upstream),
and the lovely view from the not-so-lovely-named Mud Lake near Lake Louise. It doesn’t look very muddy today!
We have not yet managed to get Albert his own skis……
Santa Socks makes such a wonderful host:
Barbara Hunter and Stan visited the site for the production of the Corner Gas television show in Rouleau (Dog river in the show) Saskatchewan.
In the picture of the whole building Stan is on the little yellow post!
And on the corner of the railing in the picture with the Ruby restaurant!
Barbara and Ambavatar Stan posed in front of a Saskatchewan grain elevator:
Laura Harte escorted Stan’s Ambavatar around the Niagara region of Ontario:
Because of this adoption centre – run entirely by Nancy on a volunteer basis, our local shelter is now RUNNING OUT OF CATS!!
Of course, a visit to the Niagara Region wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world famous Niagara Falls:
Ambavatar Stan takes a picture with resident feline — Arabella (Davis) – Oromocto and Area SPCA rescue.
Ambavatar Stan poses with his minion friends when he lands in Saint John, NB!
Ambavatar Stan poses with the Carleton Martello Tower, one of the nine surviving Martello Towers in Canada. The tower dates from the War of 1812.
Ambavatar Stan poses in front of Canada’s oldest independent brewery, located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Mooshead Breweries. The brewery was founded in 1867 by Susannah Oland and is still operated by the Oland family, now in the sixth generation of ownership under Derek Oland.
Ambavatar Stan takes a picture with West Side Saint John Water Tower
Ambavatar Stan posing at University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus, Grand Hall building, uptown.
Ambavatar Stan visits the Saint John City Market. The Saint John City Market is the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada, with a charter dating from 1785.
Ambavatar Stan takes at The Imperial Theatre.
Ambavatar Stan takes a picture with King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand. King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand in King’s Square, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. One of only two two-tier bandstands in the world (the other is in Santiago, Chile).
Tuxedo Stan’s ambavatar visited a Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue’s fundraiser shortly before Christmas and when it was his turn, he asked Santa to find homes for all the homeless cats in the world.
Ambavatar Stan posing with the Three Sisters Lamp.
Moncton, NB SPCA
“Greetings from your friends at the Oromocto Veterinary Hospital in Oromocto, NB. We are very pleased to take part in your World Tour, and wish you all the best in your campaign and current health issues. We fully support your platform and hope you get well soon!!”
You can see LOTS more pictures from around the world in my Photo Gallery. Check it out.
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