The cat, in a rare but not unheard of burst of daring, has already been up on the garage roof, ensuring that the marauding hordes are not yet visible coming over the border. It's a party trick she pulls out when she is feeling particularly patriotic.
As my final tally in the Canadian Book Challenge will attest, I am not a particularly well-read Canadian, having only completed five Canadian books this year. But I did get the review for the last one written just under the wire for the deadline, so I am rather patting myself on the back for that final burst of productivity. You can read my review of Jonathan Goldstein's Ladies and Gentlemen: the Bible here.
If you are enjoying a day off today, enjoy it fully. Tomorrow you can always phone in sick, on account of being overly patriotic. If your big national holiday falls this weekend, start practicing up for it now.
I leave you with the traditional Wilhelm Bruederlin Extra Old Stock salute. He would have turned 87 today. Papa would have gotten such a kick out of the fact that all his kids and all their kids put beer caps in their eyes in his honour every July 1. For him it was the height of humour.