Friday, June 16, 2017

Quebec Trip #12: Chateau Frontenac's Canine Mascot

Santo, Chateau Fronteac's Canine Ambassador
In this blog about our trip to Old Quebec, Canada, you'll meet Chateau Frontenac's hotel Canine Mascot. Although we didn't get to meet him (he was off-duty the couple of times we visited), we were enamored with the concept since we're dog dads! 


Santo usually resides at the Concierge Desk to greet people
Dog lovers can have some extra special company when they stay at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel.  Canadacool.com said "This is one of several Fairmont hotels (including Fairmont’s two Vancouver properties) that now have Canine Ambassadors."


WHO IS SANTO THE CANINE AMBASSADOR?
A sign in the lobby
Chateau Frontenac
Santo is a St Pierre (similar to a Labernese). He’s kind and gentle and loves attention. He was bred and trained to by a guide dog by the Mira Foundation. It trains about 200 guide dogs each year. His new career has him greeting guests at the front door or in the lobby of the Chateau Frontenac. Guests can arrange to have him join them for a walk or a run. His is bed is in the lobby beside the Concierge." 


NEXT: The Chateau's Boardwalk and Toboggan Run



Here's a 2 minute video of Chateau Frontenac's famous dog, from a traveler known as "Where's Andrew?": 

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/DXbMGxkgADI
 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next