This will be our last blog post for the year, and we’ll resume on January 4th. With Christmas in a few days, this one with Stella seemed like a perfect way to wrap up 2015.
Alayne and I would like to thank all of you for your generous gifts that make this nonprofit possible, because without your support we couldn’t take in dogs like blind Stella and the others who live wonderful, happy lives here. If you haven’t already made a donation for the animals this year and would like to do so, you can make an online donation on our website here, or mail a check to the farm at P.O. Box 150, Lancaster, NH 03584. And don’t forget, your donations are tax-deductible.
We are so grateful for your gifts — thank you! We wish you the very best this holiday season!
Our long-time supporter Barb R. recently sent another box of Christmas goodies for the dogs, and just like last year, blind Stella decided to unpack the box all by herself. Normally we would have waited until Christmas Day to do this, but Barb had told us there were a couple of things in it that should come out early (yum … chocolate for two humans!). So Alayne opened the box, found the human treats, and went to put them in the kitchen. When she came back to tape the box back up, she found Stella had somehow made her way to the dog room and was already starting to help herself. Alayne got the camera and watched Stella do her thing.
Stella always likes to start with the blanket on top, as you can see from the photo above. Then comes the thrashing:
Having sufficiently worked over the blanket, she returned to see what might be next:
Ah, the pink toy, perhaps:
Well, that didn’t last long, because there was a blue squeaky toy Stella needed to have a go at:
Bored with that one quickly, she went back again to nose around:
Now it was time for the long green thing to get a thrashing, too:
After that, Alayne decided Stella should wait for Christmas for the rest of the box (and maybe let others share?), so she picked up the things on the floor, carefully packed them back in the box, and set it on a table safely out of reach. Somehow we have a feeling this will be just as exciting on Christmas Day all over again!
Almost forgot: We have posted our winter/holiday 2015 print newsletter online now as a PDF (7.3 MB), available here.