On early Monday afternoon we heard quite a racket coming from the dog wing. We looked down the hall and saw blind Stella thrashing a soft chew toy. She’d grab it in her mouth, shake it back and forth, toss it in the air, then go nosing around looking for it … a few seconds later she’d find it and do the same thing all over again. Stella loves to do this. She’s actually not interested in the squeaker inside; it’s all about the shaking, not the squeaking.
She has, as I’ve said before, surprised us with how energetic and playful she is, given her age. There’s still a real puppy in there!
In that post in late October, I mentioned how Stella does these joyful 360° twirls when we let her outside. What’s new since then is that she’s started doing the twirls when she comes into the house now, too. And, if she happens to realize that I’m still standing there after she finishes the twirl, she’ll head straight for me to start a roughhouse session. Her technique is to lower her head and plow right into me, then begin turning her body and pushing. Somehow I am obligated to respond, and off we go. In short, there’s a lot of activity when she comes inside these days!
Here’s another view of her with that toy:
She finally wore herself out, and I think she was wondering if it was time for a nap:
2014 Fall Shelter Challenge Begins
The fall round of the Shelter Challenge for 2014 is underway. It began October 13 and ends November 23. 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!
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