It’s around now that Mags rescued Coco as a puppy and I took her in.
We were thinking of having a doggy party but John Joe has to be quiet for a few days and we didn’t want him to feel left out when all the other dogs were running around.
I bought Coco a few treats … a ball that squeeks [that she cries at and then jumps on it] … a ball on a rope … dog chocs … and chew bones.
I took her outside to throw squeeky ball for a while … she’ll chase it but won’t pick it up.
Ella dog joined her and they just ran after the ball for 50 minutes … and I threw it again … and again … and again … and …
It’s pretty soggy out back as it’s been raining heavily all week … the dogs got muddy really quickly and were in their own kind of heaven.
Ella is an astonishing search dog and just doesn’t give up until she finds the ball … Coco couldn’t care less … she just wants to run up and down and be with her pals.
I think out of about 100 throws … Coco got … 2
Yup … that’s her looking delighted with herself and looking for Ella to tell her how amazing she is … Ella just looked … as if to say ‘whatever’.
I have Coco on a long rope and don’t hold onto it anymore as she can’t tell the difference … as far as she’s concerned there’s a limit now to how far she can go … even when there is no real barrier … mmmm … interesting metaphor for life there.
She doesn’t care about the ball (goal) she’s just having the best time running up and down and using up a pile of energy … she’s definitely a dog who is in the moment.
I think here she is almost thinking ‘ hmmm … if I wrap the rope around Ella’s feet … that’ll give me a head start’.
When she stands still and watches really intently … she looks beautiful.
When she’s on the run … she looks delirious with joy.
And after all the running Coco is having a nap as I write this post.
I’m coming back as a dog owned by me or Mags.
And speaking of Mags … thanks for the delicious … utterly gorgeous … really sexy … shoes.
We women call them … car to bar shoes … no marathons being done in these little beauties … unless it involves cocktails and a bar stool.
Thanks to my family for wine and money and the badge that lights up and says ‘Birthday Girl’ … class.
And to friends for their gifts and just the thoughts and cards you’ve been sending … means a lot to me.
3 days to go.