We had requests for more photos of blind-and-deaf Stella the Pug sitting on the other dogs, and she happily obliged us in the past month. Stella does have her chosen favorites — Cammie and, as you’ll see, Wally our blind Dachshund among them — but she is also an equal opportunity sitter. She will try to sit on any dog who will let her do it. While a few, like Allie Mae, send her packing whenever she makes the attempt, what surprises us is how many dogs let her get away with this.
In the photo above is our three-legged boy Tanner, tolerating a determined Stella.
In the next photo is a prized “two-fer” … managing to sit on two dogs at the same time. This is a new development but one I’m certain we’ll see more of. That’s Cammie on the left, then Wally in the middle and Daisy on the right. I think Stella actually has her weight pretty evenly distributed between Wally and Daisy.
Now Wally really gets sat on a lot, and doesn’t seem to mind one bit:
Same idea, different day:
Finally — speaking of tolerant! — here’s Stella sitting on Wally’s head while he sleeps:
We’re still not sure why Stella feels compelled to do this, and even less sure why the other dogs permit her to do it, but it’s definitely become a thing around here!
Thank you for sharing, she’s precious! You guys are truly angels on earth. Do you ever allow visitors to the farm?
Inger Wiltz says
I’m so glad I found you r web page and blog again. This is such a funny post. Stella is so determined , Wally so kind and patient. The next to the last photo still has me giggling.
CHERISE BROMBERG says
Believe it’s those senses beyond which we can name or understand. Seen it so many times in my 60 years living with and observing animals
My half beagle half bassett hound Cleo,had a powerful love for our guinea pig, Rusty. Every night during dinner we put Rusty in the back yard to let her stretch, run and eat some grass. Cleo always reminded us Rusty was out there. She’d stand on her hind legs, hard to do for a long dog, and howl for the neighborhood to hear until one of us went out and gathered Rusty. Rusty lived for 13 years. Vets thought that impossible. When Rusty died, Cleo howled and cried for days. Wow.
Oh my gosh this put a HUGE SMILE on our faces! Great pictures!!!
Tonya Allen says
Great photos! The phrases “dogpile” and “Where’s Wally?” come to mind. It’s amazing most of the dogs tolerate this, especially since pugs are pretty solid dogs. It would be different if she was a Yorkie. 🙂
Maureen Bishop says
it’s a Pug thing…I have 4 …:)
Barb Ribinski says
Oh my gosh! Those are some of the most adorable photos I’ve ever seen. There is absolutely no way to look at them and not be put into a good mood for the day! The look on Stella’s face is so sweet. I’ve been around animals my entire life and have never seen anything like this. It’s amazing how the other dogs don’t mind her sitting on them. I’m thinking it’s maybe something to do with not being able to see and wanting to be close to someone else. Or having been used in a puppy mill and feeling the need to be close to the other dogs. Either way, she seems happy and content. And is definitely cute! And Wally is one tolerant friend. And it’s funny how she just sits and isn’t trying to lie down. Keep these photos coming. I’m sure there are more good ones in the future.
Leatrice Lily says
Definitely new heights of creativity. You go Stella!