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!??
Colleen & Andre, Sweet Kitty says
This is so cute!!! Bugsy & Darla having fun!!! 🙂
Congrats on the prize. I did my part. I love watching your dogs interact because it it so normal. I’ll never forget seeing one of your blind and deaf dogs giving as well as she(?) got while mixing it up with one of your other wards. It was really eye opening. Thank you for this blog it makes my day and I learn things to boot.
Yeah for the Farm in the Shelter Challenge! Sweet Darla and Bugsy 🙂
Tonya Allen says
Congratulations on your win! Great photos. One of our dogs has a very high play drive, and he taught the other one how to play. She wasn’t interested at first, but he’s very hard to ignore, and now she plays with him all the time. Looks like Darla is really enjoying herself.
Barb Ribinski says
Glad you won something from the challenge. The doggies need it. (They’re all getting treats, right? at least that’s what Darla said.) Love the Darla and Bugsy photos. Once she heals, a little more of that exercise night be good for her. It will help her keep her trim figure. 🙂
Christopher Davis says
It’s great to see who Bugsy turned out to be – or always was – inside. Thank you!
Love them! Congrats on the win!
Shirley and James says
Hip Hip Hooray for the Shelter Challenge win and love the blog pictures and comments.
Marta Rawlings says
That’s great news about the Shelter Challenge. Voting is one of my first tasks for the day and my vote always goes to Rolling Dog Farm. I love all of the news about the animals. I feel like I know all of the dogs.
It was so sad to hear of Widget’s passing. She was so often mentioned in posts and newsletters. I will miss her.