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:
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Barb Ribinski says
I love those senior dogs with their gray muzzles. Any dog who plays like that is a HAPPY dog! It’s hard to believe how someone could have just dropped her off at the shelter without even leaving her name. (I sure hope they never got that puppy.) But Stella certainly seems to fit her. She makes me smile just seeing the photo of her playing.
Colleen & Andre says
I love this story!!! Stella just seems like so much fun!!! Bless her & her inner puppy!!
It is so heartwarming to real about Stella and how active she is. She is a senior puppy having the time of her life now that she has found her home.
Tonya Allen says
That’s pure joy at having found her forever home and family at last. She looks oh so happy in that last photo.
Kathleen A. Rivard says
She is truly “Stellar”!!
What a precious girl! Unbelievable why she was given up..anyways, she looks like she is thoroughly happy and enjoying her life now!
Roz S says
from my end I’m think-shouting ” Break it’s neck Stella, break it’s neck ! ” Stella – “I keeled you & frowed you away & better make sure it’s done …. ” And repeat to breathlessness…..
I would SO love to kiss & hug that girl ! I’m so jealous ! ( can’t have a dog anymore so extra glad of your site. Hmmm … wonder if there will ever come a day when there could be a scratch’n’sniff aspect to our computers ….. )
What a cutie! And how fun! I’m amazed myself at how our senior kitty can still play energetically – but I’m glad, too! It does show happiness, I think.
Stella’s not an oldie, but a goodie! Makes me want to go dancing!
There’s nothing sweeter than the gray muzzle of a senior dog. It makes me very happy to see know that Stella still has so much energy and life in her. That’s what happens when you’re in the right place and able to enjoy life. Bless her heart!
Miranda Brooks says
A throw away dog throws away her toy. Someone brought her back again and she brings back her toy. Sort of a synergy going on there. Kiss the grey girl for us and thank you!
Shirley and James says
Stella would be a great activities director!
It’s so good to see her having fun roughhousing with toys
and…..knowing Steve is next for a game of roughhouse. ; )