I took these photos of Cap and Bugsy playing on Monday afternoon. They’ve become quite the pair of anything-goes competitors (the only thing we haven’t seen yet is kick-boxing). We’ve had other opportunities in recent weeks to take some photos of them in action, but every time they hear the door open as we step out with the camera, or Cap sees us, they break off and run to us. So this time I took the photos through the glass of the storm door and had to shoot over the railings on the front porch. Bugsy is completely blind but weighs three times what Cap does, yet?Cap is one-eyed and wily, so it turns out to be pretty even competition. In the photo above, Bugsy is delivering a right hook.
(Click on photo for larger image; this will bring up all the photos in this post so you can click through them in the big format.)
In this next one they’ve switched from boxing to sumo wrestling, which you would think must favor the heavier of the duo:
Unless, of course, you’re blind and you suddenly lose, um, sight of your opponent, which can make things a bit awkward:
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Barb Ribinski says
OK,how cute are those two!! Cap is so adorable. I’m not sure that name truly suits him, though. And I can’t believe no one has grabbed him up yet. He is a cuddle bug and his previous photos show what a cutie he really is. And Bugsy has sure come a long way. From frightened and mean to loving life and having a good friend to play with. You wonder if dogs always know when there is something different about one another. Does Cap know that Bugsy can’t see him? You wonder. The main thing I’m missing on this new blog is the ability to click and see a larger version of the photos. And do all the posts stay with that’s day’s blog? They seem to go away at some point and I can’t figure out what’s happening. I may be at a disadvantage since I don’t blog anywhere else.
Steve Smith says
Barb, you can click on the photo to get a larger image, and you’ll also now be able to click through all the photos in the post in that larger format.
Isn’t it hilarious to watch how much fun dogs have just playing around! My two are rather like these two, and they wrestle in the yard, on the couch, wherever – they don’t care! Love it!
Tonya Allen says
Great photos! Cap is really cute. And it’s good to see Bugsy looking so happy. My dogs love to wrestle, and if they can involve me by using me as their wrestling mat, so much the better. One is 10lb and the other is 15lb, but they seem pretty equally matched in action.
Barb Ribinski says
Thanks for the tip, Steve. I still can’t see the larger version of the photos on my work PC, so it may be a setting of some sort. But I’m going to try on my personal PC. Thanks again for the tip and great photos.
I could watch dogs play all day! Isn’t it amazing that vision impaired dogs can still do the same things sighted dogs can do (I have 2 of my own)? Love you guys!
Shirley and James says
This is great to see Cap and Bugsy having so much fun! Life is good at RDF 🙂
Have you ever been approached about a reality TV show? I find your life and work fascinating. I had hope the huge move you made would make it to TV. If anything it would help donations and get paid by the network. I hope I hope.