She's a curious one, this little squirmy black furball. She picks up stir sticks, pamphlets, coffee cups, all the leftover trash from the CNE scattered on the grounds. I barely pull one item out of her mouth before she makes a grab for another, a plastic bag blowing by, a napkin. At one point, she gets some gooey plastic, stringy glob into her mouth. I reach in, try to fish it all out but that means getting my fingers between her teeth. Puppy teeth. Forgot how sharp they can be. It's like trying to untangle thread from a bed of nails. I pull the goop out. I pull my fingers out, expecting drops of blood. Nope, I'm fine.
I pick up a large-ish stick, present it to her. She takes it and for the rest of the walk she holds it proudly on display and ignores the rest of the detritus lying around.
If you want her, better come get her quick.
The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.