If you enjoyed the video of our blind foal Cash figuring out how to graze under the corral panels while lying down, you'll appreciate this one, too. Just two weeks ago we cross-fenced the huge 1-acre yard in the front of Widget's House, dividing it into two smaller 1/2 acre yards. This allows us to spread the dogs out into smaller groups. (We have three other fenced yards behind and to the side of the building.) Well, we soon noticed wobbly Allie was somehow managing to get back and forth between the two front yards. The new fence and gate kept everyone else in their respective sections, but Allie was free to come and go as she pleased.
A few days ago, we discovered how she did this. Then I videotaped her doing it.
Now, as you'll see in the video, Allie is truly one wobbly girl, and walking takes quite a bit of effort. Yet despite her compromised motor skills, she is still able to get from Point A to Point B, regardless of whatever obstacle she finds. In this case, the fence and gate keeping her from where she wants to be.
As you watch this, notice blind Peabody and blind Penny standing behind Allie. It looks like Penny is saying to Peabody, "Hey, I wonder what she's doing down there?" You'll also see blind Pepper come up to check out what Allie is doing.
(Oh ... yes, Penny's back! Her adoption didn't work out -- new baby coming, as it happened -- but Penny was so happy to be back at the ranch it made us feel guilty about adopting her out!)