Remember the scene in The Lion King. . . where Mufasa explains to Simba that. . . "everything the light touches is our kingdom?"
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I've always loved that image of Simba, catching a glance at his immense kingdom. I know that this is how my dog, Jenny, feels when she looks out the window from our house. She sees her own PrideLands, and believe me, she keeps a careful watch on her kingdom.
Today, in honor of Jenny's 3rd birthday, I decided to share Jenny's Pridelands with you. Thanks to Google Earth, you can see "everything the light touches" (and a bit beyond!) for Jenny.
The house with all the yellow lines. . . is my house. Well, actually, for purposes of today's post, Jenny's house - her PrideLands Headquarters. It is a Dog's Dream House. You see, Box A, and the yellow line, represent a high fenced backyard -- perfect for an active dog; especially one that is not overly fond of the Sit-Stay command (although we continue to work on it).
Box B represents Jenny's view from the front of the house. Now, this aerial photo of the PrideLands may not give you a clear sense of the neighborhood topography, but Jenny's house is located at the top of a cross-slope (definition mid-page). That means, she has an awesome view of all PrideLands action -- in two different directions.
Then, there are the built-in features you can't buy at any pet store. Box C is a city lamp post.
And Box D is a fire hydrant!
Can it get much better for a dog?
Jenny is having a perfect birthday. She got a great new toy.
She got a ride in the car -- with the windows down. She got to do some gardening and chew on some sticks. She had a visit from two of her favorite people (my mom and dad). And she got a little bite of my turkey sandwich at lunch.
And now, we're off on a walk. Through the PrideLands and beyond.
It's good to have your own kingdom!