If there’s one thing I am sure of, it is that my girlfriend loves dogs. She gets pretty excited when she sees one “in the wild”–this could be anywhere, and includes being on a leash. The thing is that her excitement is contagious. She has that kind of character.
Today, after going out for dinner, we spent a little bit of time in the Yonge and Eglinton area. This is becoming a bit of a neon jungle and the construction barriers and fencing doesn’t really help. There is a nice spot where the Aroma cafe took up residence. Mostly this is due to the fact that they decided to plant some trees.
While in this area we came upon a couple out doing some shopping and walking their dog–at least I hope it was there dog.
In the couple, they seemed to have various jobs. The woman held the leash of the not particularly small dog and the man held the alcohol and the six-pack of mini bottles of coke he bought–there’s an LCBO and a Metro grocery store on this corner. The man was horsing around with the dog. He seemed to be a little rough, but the dog didn’t seem to mind. Perhaps that is the way they always played.
They soon headed off and we found ourselves a step or two behind them. That is when Today’s Perfect Moment happened. The dog, playfully, made lunges at the mini coke bottles. His collar rattles off some of the bottles and he managed to get his mouth around the caps on the bottles briefly.
The man stopped and asked the dog if he wanted a coke. The dog failed to vocally reply, but he did make another lunge at the bottles.
My girlfriend found this rather hilarious, and I was smirking pretty hard at this as well. I found the scene to be genuinely amusing in a way that TV can no longer portray.