Ivo is still undergoing treatment, he's feeling well, and is positive and energetic, though I doubt if he would admit it if it were any different. He never seems to sit still, and puts me to shame. He has 2 more treatments and then has another surgery on September 23rd. Before then he is going with our son in law and some friends on a golfing trip to Arizona. I think it will do him good.
A few weeks ago we went to visit friends who are building a log house about 2 hours North of here. It is in a wonderful location, and is surrounded by forests and wildlife. It's another world, far removed from city life and is so peaceful and quiet. Their property goes back several hundred feet to a small lake and a beaver colony, complete with dams. They often see deer and bears in what will be their garden. After working in the city for many years they can't wait to retire and move there on a permanent basis.
While we were there, they took us to a wolf sanctuary. Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve is a privately owned forest, 60,000 acres in size made up of hardwood forest, lakes rivers and wetlands. The Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre was opened in July 1996 with a pack of Great Wolves( Canis Lupus). In 1992 they were approached and asked to take on a captive wolf pack from Michigan. The pack, 6 wolves, were unsocialized but not wild, so release was not an option. It has evolved into an educational centre, with many different activities available to the public. This is a very condensed version of the info they provide and you can go to
Haliburton forest if you would like to learn more.
(The photos originally shown here were lost when I imported this blog from it's previous site. Sorry.)