I took these photos over the weekend of blind Sophie trying to figure out how to get through the railings on the ramp so she could get back to the house. A year ago I had posted photos of Aurora climbing through the railings, but so far she’s the only one to consistently do it. The others know Aurora does this, they just can’t quite figure out how. And, when you’re a short-legged, long-haired Dachshund standing in deep snow, the physics are clearly stacked against success. Being blind doesn’t help either. But give this girl credit for trying!
(Just to recap: We close the gates to the ramps to make sure the dogs do their business out in the yard, not in front of the door to the house. When it’s cold and snowy like this, all they want to do is return to the house before doing anything, and if we let them scamper back up the ramps right after putting them out, we’d end up with messes by the front door. Experience is a wonderful teacher. Hence the ramp railings and gates.)
Here she is, almost — but not quite — making it: