Fall is a magical time of year. To we humans, fall might mean picnics, scarves, and pumpkin spice lattes, but for Stella the Labrador Retriever, it’s all about the leaves.
Stella is a bouncy, joyful girl who lives with her family in Maine, where the season really stands out. Like most girls, she loves when the air turns cool because she knows that it’s bringing with it her favorite thing about the fall – leaves. When the trees turn red, yellow, and orange, it’s Stella’s time to shine! No leaf is safe when this goofy girl is around! When her family gathers loose leaves into a pile, they know it’s not going to last long.
Stella has an incredible technique. There’s no hesitation. Not a hint of doubt. In slow-motion or even wearing a butterfly costume, she finds her way to the middle of the pile. Stella sails through the air and dives right into the heart of the leaves with all the grace of a diving swan.
By the way, did you notice that she’s in a MONARCH butterfly costume? It’s because she’s the queen of the leaves!
If this were an Olympic sport, Stella would for sure get the gold in Leaf Diving. She’s a natural! I grant you extra points, Stella, for the excellent tail wagging after the landing. You look like a leaf pile with a fluffy golden tail. Bravo!
Someone get Andrew Cotter to do commentary on this one – I think we need it!
Leaves aren’t the only thing Stella has a talent for diving into. Stella is a year-round athlete. In the warmer months, she’s happy diving after tennis balls into the water near her home.
And in the winter, snowmen shake in their top hats when they see Stella approaching. The “frosty assassin”, as she’s been called, loves to mow down snowmen wherever she sees them. Her aim is deadly and she tackles snowpeople into a pile of snowflakes in seconds!