Alayne took this photo of Willy the blind Dachshund in one of the dog yards on Saturday. It looked like he was lost in a sea of grass. If only, however, that was representative of the rest of the grass around here. This one yard, behind the house, is deceiving in its thick greenness. Most of our grass, especially in the pastures, as well as many of the trees and shrubs, are only now coming to life after an unusually cold, long winter. We finally turned the goats out to browse yesterday for the first time, though their browse paddock is not nearly as lush as it should be by this time. (We were tempted to turn them out into the dog yard Willy is in and let them graze it down, but the thought of the dogs enjoying all those savory goat poop snacks somehow kept us from doing it.) Still, the dogs are spending every day outside again, thank heavens.
2014 Shelter Challenge Underway
The second round of the Shelter Challenge for 2014 is underway. You can vote every day at http://www.shelterchallenge.com/ To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584. We’ve won thousands of dollars in the previous contests, so your daily votes do bring in serious money for our disabled animals!
Please note that I cannot help with technical or voting problems. I also do not have an “inside track” to anyone at the Shelter Challenge, and I don’t know any more about the contest than anyone else does. So if you find yourself having issues, please consult their FAQ page and their Rules page.
Thanks for your votes!