Alayne reminded me this morning that I hadn’t posted these wonderful photos she took a couple of weeks ago of Darla roughhousing with blind Bugsy. (Yes, this was Darla before blowing her right knee out!) Bugsy has an amazing knack for bringing out the play instinct in dogs, including ones like Darla who rarely, if ever, play with other dogs. She likes to roughhouse with me, and I’ve had the scratches on my arms to prove it, but I can’t remember the last time I ever saw her playing with another dog. She definitely likes to strut her stuff, like she did this past winter keeping Travis and Tanner away from the house, but as for going one-on-one with someone else, this might be the first time.
In the shot above they’ve just disengaged from some action, soon followed by some more:
After quite a bit of that back-and-forth, they quickly wore themselves out, ending up with:
I always love how the body language is the same whether the dog is blind or not.
Shelter Challenge Brings In Another $1,000 For The Animals
It’s official: All your dedicated voting for the Rolling Dog Farm in the summer contest brought us the $1,000 state prize for New Hampshire. Yay! That’s real money, and makes a real difference. On behalf of all the animals here, thank you so much!