In Brasil there is a very special dog. She is so special because today she came first place in the most difficult and strenuous triathlon of Brasil! Her name is Duska and she was wore her gold medal with pride. She would only take it off to have a shower. She had left it under her pillow for safekeeping but when she returned to her room, it was gone! She frantically searched all over the house for it and used her nose to sniff out where it was taken or who had taken it. Duska started to doubt herself, she thought maybe she hadn’t brought the medal back to her house at all, maybe it had fallen off her on the way home. She retraced her steps keeping her eyes on the ground desperately searching for any glint of gold. But there was no clues or signs of where it had gone, she retraced her steps so far back that she was at the finish line again of the triathlon.
Now let me introduce you to another runner in the race that did not come first or second or even fifty third, this runner came last in the race and was very upset. Her name is Ellis and she was Duska’s owner. In her bitterness and embarrassment that her dog beat her in the race she stole Duska’s medal from under her pillow! She hid all her dog food too! Ellis watched Duska as she frantically turned the whole house upside down for her medal and ran out the house to see if she had dropped it. But when Duska returned home, Ellis confronted her at the front door and revealed what she had the gold medal all along. Well this really surprised Duska, at first as she thought this was quite an extreme practical joke but she soon realised that Ellis was not going to give her medal back. Duska could feel a fiery ball of anger starting in her stomach, growing bigger and bigger until Duska could not control it anymore and leapt forward biting Ellis on the arm! Duska had never felt rage like this before and after she had bitten Ellis she felt like she was coming out of a daze. Ellis’ arm had teeth marks in it, and from the marks blood started to flow out onto their doorstep. And soon Ellis’ eyes started to flow with tears, dropping onto their doorstep as well. Duska was so sorry and quickly helped bandage Ellis’ arm. Once, her arm had stopped throbbing and she had stopped crying she was also very sorry for stealing from Duska and taking out her bad mood out on her dog. Ellis apologised and returned the medal to Duska. And her food too! As a way to start their friendship again Ellis asked Duska if she could help train her for the next triathlon, Duska smiled and say yes.