My tongue lolls out of my smiling mouth,  head cocked to one side and tail thumping the ground light-heartedly. I look silly but I’m just so happy!

The whistle blows and I’m off. The first jumps are low; easy to hop over. Slow and steady, my sleek body slinks through the weave poles and commando-crawls through the tunnel. The tyre jump’s tight, but I’m clear. I hit the A-frame precisely and get the perfect tipping point on the see-saw. The last jumps I bound over with joyful abandon.

A hug from Mum. I’ve done well and had so much fun!

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

I love this story Carrie and how it’s told from the dog’s perspective. The joy of competing really comes through. An uplifting 100 words.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I enjoyed it so much, Carrie. Each word brings so much joy to me. The dog’s perspective is very uplifting.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Carrie. Upon reading your description, I appreciate how fun and how lovely Jessica was. I remember my dog “King Kong” with your dog Jessica, King Kong died two years ago for an unknown reason. His death causes so much pain in my whole family.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
1 year ago

Yes, that is true. Until now we can’t move on from his death.

Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
1 year ago

This story was a delight. Your love for your animals shines through with every word. I’m assuming the picture is of your beloved Jessica? What a beautiful dog!

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Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
1 year ago

A nice story, Carrie. I loved that it was told from the dogs POV. Good work!

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

A wonderful description of the dog course. It’s easy to imagine what it looked like and also to feel Jessica’s joy and your excitement. You seem to be skilled at so many levels, Carrie, and active in so many different fields.

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Carrie. I love this! It’s such a beautiful story from the dog’s perspective. It made me smile.

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
1 year ago

Carrie, it certainly sounds like that’s exactly how she felt ?

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