So finally here I am and I hope to be more faithful about blogging - one of my New Year's resolutions - along with some others I never keep like eating better etc. Oh well!
I have included this picture from a couple of years ago on Max and Sita. This was actaully one of the pictures placed on the 2010 calendar of Circletail. And no - it is NOT photoshopped - Sita actually can jump that high.
These two dogs are polar oppsoites. Max is energetic and funny and born to play. He is irrepressible and exuberant and loves life. A typical lab - but is also very sensitive. Sita is serious and hard working and takes her job to heart. And they get along so well! Max has taught Sita to play. When they are together (which is usally 6 or 7 times a week) they run and bark and growl and jump and play. But what has been even more fun is to watch SIta learn to play with toys. She did not know how. If I think about it - we do not know anyting about the first two years of her life. Then she was in training and then came to me. So she was taught to work. We have played - Max's owners and me with the dogs daily. Now Sita loves to retrieve and chase toys and bring them back - especially if there is a kibble for her. She tosses toys in the air and shakes them and has a ball.
She has taught Max to "bump." Today there were a bunch of sirens and they both came to us and bumped us.
They met on the palgrgorund at a local school and the highlight of their day is to play together. Sometimes we play in Max's driveway too.
This is my therapy - when I watch them play without abandon - how can I ever be depressed? Dogs live for the minute and teach us to also.
I will keep all of you posted on theri play this winter!