One of the things I luv about dogs is how fully committed they are to doing whatever it is they are doing. Reba is pretty good on a leash, a good steady walker, but when we hit the snowy patch, she finds a spot, a clean spot, and lowers her head and flops down, rolling onto her back and doing that squirming thing dogs do when they are either rolling in something disgusting or rolling just for the fun of it. She flops around and she is happy beyond happy and she gets up and she drops down again and more flopping, four feet up in the air, mouth open, tongue hanging out and her world couldn't be better.
I was talking with a friend last night. Dogs, if they are in decent homes and are relatively healthy, get a good ten to fifteen years of mostly unbroken, untainted happiness. If people could get that much over the course of their average lifespans of seventy five years, I think they'd count themselves lucky.
Perhaps this is a big part of the reason for why we get dogs - we soak up their happiness, increasing our own happiness quotient.
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.