Nothing is more exciting really than when the FedEx guy shows up (though the UPS guy gets the same number of fans here, too). Whether sighted or blind, the dogs rush to the fence to check things out, barking and yipping as they go. It reminds me of that time from my distant childhood when the ice cream guy used to show up in the neighborhood, driving around with the bells ringing on the vehicle, and the kids would go rushing out into the street to greet him. Kind of the same idea here, except the fence keeps these “kids” from swarming around the FedEx driver.
From left to right in the photo, that’s Holly, Tanner, Sophie, Mabel, Sunny, Taco and Fuzzy. You can tell from the body language that the blind ones are just as engaged and interested, if not more so, than the sighted ones. After the FedEx guy leaves, the dogs drift back out into the yard and onto the front porch, waiting for the next exciting moment to arrive.
Shelter Challenge Underway
The latest round of the Shelter Challenge has begun, and because the first contest this year was a “beta” under their new system, those results aren’t really “official” … meaning we are still eligible for first prize in the current state contest. And cash prizes are back, so if we win first in New Hampshire, we could win $1,000. At the moment we are well ahead in New Hampshire, so your votes are adding up! Please remember, you can vote every day. This contest runs until August 9th. Thank you!