Nala has always been the friendliest dog and loves going out on adventures and meeting new people. However, she has one tiny vice.
I think I just found my spirit animal. Nala is a friendly dog who loves making new friends with people and being taken on adventures. However, Nala does not like to exercise – same!
As her pet mom, Aurora Angel Beste described her to The Dodo, “She’s quite the character. So friendly but so, so lazy.”
I feel personally attacked by that statement…
Since Nala doesn’t care much for exercise – especially when it’s not her own initiation, she and her mom usually end up taking the elevator whenever they arrive home. And, if they don’t ride the elevator, the stubborn husky demands to be carried.
As I said, I found my spirit animal.
On a recent trip to the vet, Nala’s doctor mentioned that she was starting to get a little chubby. That is when Beste decided that it would do both of them some good to get a little more movement into their day – Nala was not happy about that.
Beste figured that from now on, each day, they could take the stairs. It didn’t take long for Nala to formally protest the decision.
“Her first day doing stairs was kinda rough,” Beste posted to Facebook.
Both Beste and Nala live on the fifth floor, however, by the second floor, Nala was done.
When they managed to make it to the fourth floor, Nala pressed her nose into a corner of the wall, refusing to look at Beste – just like a little kid throwing a tantrum.
And in one final, climactic ending, when they got to the fifth floor, Nala showed off her theatrical flare with one dramatic collapse.
Nala sounds like me when my wife makes me walk 8 minutes to the grocery store.
And while I’m sure this clever canine was probably trying to score sympathy points so she’ll never have to endure the stairs again – it, unfortunately, has not worked to convince her owner. Beste is standing firm in the two of them doing the stairs long term.
Since the first foray up the stairs, Nala has reluctantly embraced her new fate. However, for the most part, she’s still protesting the change.
“It depends on her mood now,” Beste revealed. “Sometimes she’ll go up without a fight and sometimes she’s so stubborn. But she has no sense of urgency so even if she does go up — she takes her sweet time.”
While others may hope that Nala will come to love the stairs, Beste certainly isn’t holding her breath on that.
Anastasia is an American writer and journalist living in Dublin, Ireland. Her Twitter is @AnastasiaArell5.
Help Rescue Animals
Provide food and vital supplies to shelter pets at The Animal Rescue Site for free! →