As much of the nation freezes, videos of harrowing ice and snow-related rescues of humans and animals alike have hit headlines.
But not all of the animal kingdom is dreading the weather. Some of them absolutely relish it.
Secret is not your average Australian shepherd. For one thing, she stars in her own Instagram page.
On her page she has a collection of dazzling model-like shots of her in beautiful settings. She also has a video of her doing yoga with her owner, Mary.
I bet you’re thinking that she sits by as Mary stretches and mimics her human’s actions. Nope.
Secret assists Mary in her yoga practice by being her partner for acrobatic moves usually reserved for the circus.
Practicing a new Doga position!?❤ I’ve always wanted to try this but I wasn’t sure she could do it, she really surprised me! This takes so much coordination, we really need to work together in order to balance! It’s amazing how deeply we can communicate with our dogs when we teach them positively, you just can’t force trust?? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @marvelous_marble_ @bluebearaussie
So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that her latest video is going viral. Despite her breed being from the hot and arid climate of Australia, this hound has a penchant for snow.
On Dec. 28, Mary posted a video captioned, “we finally got enough snow to really sled yesterday and Secret couldn’t be more thrilled!”
While there are countless videos of dogs accompanying children on sleds, this time we are in for a real treat.
Secret appeared to be all alone on the snowy hill in her backyard. With a plastic sled in mouth, this fun-loving pooch was on a mission.
At the top of the hill, Secret dropped the sled and jumped onto it before it escaped. The momentum sent her flying down the hill.
Viewers might have initially thought it was a funny accident, but then Secret skillfully turned the sled as it came to the bottom in order to avoid crashing into the house.
Then, perhaps with even more excitement, she jumps off, takes the sled back into her mouth, and races back up the hill.
“It’s definitely one of her favorite activities, she probably went down this hill 50 times today,” Mary’s caption concluded.
Indeed, I don’t think I’ve seen a dog have so much fun without human interaction before.
We don’t have control of today’s weather, so it’s probably best to take our cue from Secret and enjoy whatever temperatures and conditions the day holds.
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