First of all, I would like to apologize to those of you who complained about the lack of photos like the one below in the recent Olympic related posts......
I hope I'll be able to make it up to you in this post...
Mum has been making progress with her Post Olympic Depression. She's slowly getting out of the bed, eating, and I've been able to take her for walks few times a day. Today, I thought a walk at the University of British Columbia Thunderbird field would be good.... It's only 10 mins drive from our house in case anything goes wrong with mum.
Unfortunately, we had a major set back as soon as we got there....
Who knew the Olympic fence would still be up since they basically took down everything downtown as soon as the closing ceremony ended.
Mum lost it. All the progress we have been making with her P.O.D.S had gone down the drain. Everything reminded her of the 2010 Olympics...
Like this temporary paved parking lot for the Olympic vehicles. This used to be all grass, it was a field!
That dome looking thing behind the fence is the Thunderbird Arena that hosted most of the Women's Hockey and some Men's Hockey games during the Olympics,
I think this was the entrance for the athletes and their families,
The fence extended all the way down the field, security was tight,
At this point, mum was staring into the sky and swaying...... (mum: uh huh...) So I thought I better walk her away from the culprit. I took her to go check out the soccer and field hockey courts,
Then we came to a dead end where we were surrounded by the Olympic fence and the soccer court fence.
I tried to look for a way out as mum really wasn't in the state to be able to problem solve, (this is why I say I have to look after her you know?)
Hmmmm sprinklers are on, maybe that'll snap mum out of her mood?
Alright, sounds good! Let's do it!
Come onnnnn mum!!! You'll soon feel all better!
I had to go get mum out from hiding under the bleachers.... Not sure why she was hiding under there, maybe she really thought I was gonna throw her to the sprinklers (not like she's that light for me to lift okay!) or she was really having a rough time with the reminder of what's left of the Olympics..... (mum: *faints*)
I of course, was just looking for a way for us to escape the fences!!
Told you, you can always count on the SuperDALE!
Unfortunately, the Olympic banners came in sight again.....
So me, the perfect dogter had to do some quick thinking. Think of a way to distract mum so she couldn't keep spiraling down that never ending hole.....
HEY! WHAT'S THAT MUM??
Yeah down there, do you know what it is??
Can you be a good girl and find out what it is for Sunshade??
I gave mum a task to find out what's under the cargo container, to distract her and take her mind off the Olympics, (please excuse mum's sniffling, she was having a tough time coping...) (mum: I had a cold!)
It worked!! She was busy looking for answer, and she found it!!
Yes, it was a baseball. My SuperNOSE had picked up the scent!
Great job mum, I'm proud of you! (mum: I don't now how she does it, but Sunshade has always had a very good nose for all kinds of balls (and critters).)
Here is one easily accessible tennis ball. We don't want that, its too easy to get, provides no challenge.
Behind this easily accessible tennis ball, there's another not so easily accessible tennis ball. THAT'S the one we want ok mum?
Now, come up with all the ways you can think of for me to reach that not so easily accessible tennis ball. You come up with the way, I'll perform ok?
Under the stacked up chairs, past the undesirable easily accessible tennis ball,
Under the stacked up chairs, under the bench, (sorry, muscle butt was a bit too muscular)
Try to reach from the other side,
From under the bench,
At all angles, and CRAWL!! (mum: talk about terrier determination...LOL)
Good job mum, we did it!!We got the prized, not so accessible tennis ball and you didn't have a melt down!
Now try to get a hold of this tennis ball ok mum?
(mum: Keep away is Sunshade's favourite game in the world.)