A few weeks ago, I saw a post on I Still Want More Puppies that had me both laughing and feeling sorry at the same time. The always funny AJ shared a video of a bulldog that was attempting to fit into a box that was just too small for his curvy body. This video, to be exact:
While I was laughing, I also felt sorry for the funny little guy. After all, what he is displaying in the scene is an enviable amount of hind-end awareness. Something I have worked very hard with Shiva to achieve. It’s not easy for a dog to get his rear legs into such a small space. It takes a lot of brain power and skill. Most dogs have to learn they have hind legs at all. This guy just knows it instinctively. That’s pretty impressive.
Jealous, I realized it’s been a while since Shiva and I worked on such exericises. Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics. On AJ’s blog, I bragged that Shiva could stand with all four feet inside a margarine container. This was true a couple years ago but we hadn’t tried since.
Here is our most recent attempt:
Sad, right? Clearly we have been too distracted by cat tricks and have lost some of the fundamentals. Shiva has clearly gone soft in her old age.