This is how Shiva enters the house pretty much every day after her morning and evening walks. Sometimes a little less wild, sometimes more. At first I tried to work on calm entrance behaviour but after having very little success, we decided just to go with it. If my husband isn’t in the living room in his usual chair, she will start running in circles looking for him. We’ve turned it into a game and often now he will hide behind a door or in the office closet. It takes her a good couple minutes before she gets her head together enough to find him. Life with a Shiva is never dull.
Today there is a lot to be excited about. Not only am I going to force, er, encourage my husband to help me decorate the house for the holidays, I also recently found out we won a gorgeous leather collar set from Doggie Stylish. Yay! I’ve coveted one of Karen Friesecke’s fashionable collars ever since I found her website. She’s one of those people with talent that I wish I could hate but can’t because she’s just so nice. Grrrr. But seriously, she does beautiful work. Shiva is going to look much more fashionable when we go out on the town. If anyone is looking for a great canine Christmas present, I recommend checking out the Doggie Stylish designs.
We have won a few giveaways in the last week or so. Before the collar, Dogtipper notified me I won a copy of Good Old Dog, a book that sounds like it will be a wonderful resource as the years go by. It’s been our week. I should have bought a lottery ticket.
With all this getting going on, I feel like it’s my turn to give a little back. Unfortunately, when I look around, all I have to offer at the moment is an autographed photo of the Shivster. That’s not exactly something of value to anyone but, well, me. I’ll have to think about this a bit more. Giveaways are so much fun! It feels great to win something, even just something small like a good book. I bet it feels even better to give something away. Tis the season, after all!