Shiva the Dog had a very exciting day yesterday. Her idea of what Heaven looks like, I am sure.
First, she got to run around for an hour in Point Pleasant Park, a fantastic off-leash park in Halifax located right on the ocean. We don’t get over there very often but it’s such a great place to hang out for a few hours exploring the trails. Shiva wishes we would build a house there.
Second, we had a practice session for the agility demonstration we are participating in this weekend. Atlantic Small Dog Rescue is putting on the First Annual Rescue Dog Show on Saturday and my agility group has been asked to entertain the crowd. Shiva may or may not be ready for a live audience with so many fans but I couldn’t resist the opportunity. Even if she ends up going on a tear around the exhibition grounds, I think we’ll have a great time. Last night’s practice was a blast, like a combination of agility and flyball. All about the speed! Shiva was a dog born to drag race.
After all that excitement, Shiva came home to find a brand new antler! The incredibly generous Karen of Doggie Stylish was kind enough to send it our way when her dogs turned up their noses at it. Shiva was shocked to hear there are dogs who aren’t obsessed with chewing but was very grateful for the surprise. Thanks to Karen, Jersey, and Dexter, Shiva had the perfect end to her perfect day.
To show you how much she enjoyed it, I made sure to capture some video.*
I wish I could say she will be enjoying the gift for a long time but alas, the antler did not last long under Shiva’s powerful jaws. She was just too excited to let it escape. Here is all that remains:
Nonetheless, even if the antler is gone, the memories will last forever.
* I owe the lovely Jersey an apology. In the video I say the word “boys” but Jersey is very obviously a female. I blame the late August heat. I am sorry Jersey, you are nothing if not a very beautiful girl and I did not mean to lump you in with Dexter. The plight of an older sibling! It’s one I relate to well. I hope you will forgive me.