Monday, February 2, 2009
Chateau Lake Louise Mascot
I am very pleased to introduce to you "Sonny" who is the mascot of the Chateau Lake Louise. Sonny is a three year old yellow lab who was adopted through the CNIB in Manotick, Ontario. He didn't meet the requirements to pass the program of being a seeing eye dog (sssshhhhh!! Not suppose to say it too loud!) and went on to become the "Director of Pet Relations" with the hotel. We had the privilege of taking Sonny for a walk on the hotel grounds while we waited for our transportation to Banff. He hadn't been out for a few days due to the cold temperature which he was adjusting to (his first winter in the Rockies). We quickly learned how easily Sonny became distracted. Not a good quality for a guide dog! Apparently, Sonny has become a popular attraction for the guests and his presence is appreciated by dog lovers of all kinds...like us!!