It's the first time I walk Sepehr on his own. We walk by Nancy's cage and he glances over at her but is more interested in moving on, heading outside.
Sepehr starts panting as soon as we step out the front door. He's basically a walking, hairy ball so no wonder. If I had him, I'd consider shaving him down and maybe making wool out of his hair and knitting a doggie sweater out of it. Then in the winter, when he got cold (because he'd still be shaved), I could put the sweater on him to keep him warm. Yes, I know. I should patent these ideas.
There's a soccer game on and various gates have been put up so I have to take a different route. The heat is rippling up off the asphalt and I worry about Sepehr's feet. I try to keep him on the grass whenever possible.
We end up by the water fountains and Sepehr, without any encouragement hops up onto the concrete edge of the pool and then jumps in. He wades around for a bit and then lies right down in the water. He looks up at me and says, Hey look, I'm a crocodile.
He's still a little damp by the time we get back to the TAS building. We walk by Nancy's cage again and this time Sepehr stops. They sniff each other nose to nose for a moment and then he moves on.
Later I find out Nancy's been adopted. She's getting picked up on Sunday.
Now, let's find Sepehr a home.
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.