Shania Twain – Still a Superstar

“Still the One,” an iconic song written by Shania and her then husband, Mutt Lange, 21 years ago is a little bittersweet when you consider how their marriage imploded when he left her for her best friend.

In the aftermath of their breakup she and the friend’s husband consoled each other and ultimately fell in love. Her current CD was written with both the heartbreak and strength as a backdrop.

Shania hasn’t toured since 2003 but is now back on tour with a superbly choreographed show including a kickass drummer Elija Wood, a troupe of excellent dancers, and some fun special effects. None of this would matter if her voice wasn’t as beautiful as ever. If you have the chance to catch her on this tour, I highly recommend it! πŸŽΆπŸ’—πŸŽΆ

Swimming Lessons

Testing the waters

Until yesterday, Charlie has been reluctant to get in the water. In spite of the heat and his canine friends loving it, he’s watched from water’s edge. Earlier this week, he enjoyed time in a puddle which required a full bath.

These pictures are from yesterday when he finally trusted his friend Meadow, another Goldendoodle, to take a dip. He’s not swimming yet, but I’m hoping Meadow’s lessons will continue soon.

Creekside hiking with Charlie

Charlie and I enjoy exploring trails and hiking along a creek is fun for both of us. Charlie loves being able to get a drink along the way. Sometimes he cools his paws in the shallow edges but when his friends go for a swim, he won’t jump in.

Today there was a log that he walked along while Bhakti swam nearby. If you use your imagination, it looked a bit like the iconic Patrick Swayze – Jennifer Gray scene from Dirty Dancing.

I wonder what movie Charlie and his friends will reenact next?

Reenactment of Lady and the Tramp

Charlie and his friend Lane enjoy running and chasing each other and it’s a never ending source of amusement for me. She happily goes in the water and Charlie is learning to navigate the creek.

They both love sticks. Today, on our hike they managed to share several different sticks and even tried to walk side-by-side while carrying the same stick! 😍