Day 24: Our Last Full Day in Newfoundland
Trip Start Aug 02, 2009
33Trip End Sep 06, 2009
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I then stopped by the "underground" house where Pat Watters lives. She was another good friend of John and Jerry’s, having moved here from Maryland a number of years ago. Pat has two beautiful, large Newfoundlands—those lovable black dogs we see on the Westminster Dog Show in Madison Square Gardens every year. But they’ve recently gotten Pat in trouble. They got out of their fenced yard while Pat (who is undergoing treatment for colon cancer) was at a
Drs. appointment in St. John and got in a neighbor’s pond. The neighbor had them impounded and Pat was charged with willfully allowing her dogs to roam the countryside. The neighbors want the dogs euthanized. It's a very sad situation for her.
It is our last night in Newfoundland and Ann Marie and Donald brought over a pot of fish stew which we all had for dinner tonight. It was just terrific. We’ve experienced such wonderful hospitality since we've been here. It is with sad hearts that we say “goodbye.”