It pains me to write this post, it really does. But I can’t let it go on any longer.
December 31st was the final day of Rescued Insanity’s Ultimate Antler Contest. December 31st was also the day Shiva said goodbye to her Destructo Dog title.
The house wins. The antler remains intact.
I don’t know what happened! After I announced the contest, Shiva attacked the giant antler with renewed energy. Within a few days, she had done some major damage to both ends. Total annihilation seemed within her grasp. But then something went wrong. She seemed to lose interest in preference for an old marrow bone. A marrow bone! Oh, the humiliation of defeat! She is not the dog I thought I knew.
I guess it was just too much for her. Perhaps it was my fault. Maybe I didn’t give her enough time. Maybe I put to much pressure on her. A dog, even an intense dog like her, can only take so much.
I know deep down she didn’t want to let anyone down. Shiva is nothing if not appreciative of her fans. If she could type, I am sure she would have something poignant to say about how sorry she is to disappoint you. She gave it her all, but this time, it just wasn’t enough.
Despite it all, I am going to give her another chance. I am going to let her keep the antler and give her time to finish it off. Over the holidays, a good friend of mine generously gifted her with a brand-new antler, half the size of the one shown above. Showing an amazing rallying of spirits, Shiva destroyed this new antler within a matter of hours. Here is a photo of her taken on Christmas Day, only a third of it left:
This antler was quickly demolished a few minutes later, proof that she has it in her to be a truly destructive champion. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Soon, Shiva will conquer all. I have faith she will one day regain her title and reign queen once again.
Thanks to all who thought she could do it. I know she couldn’t have achieved half as much success without you. Your loyalty is as important to her now as ever. Hopefully eventually, she will do you proud.