We're not sure what it is about blind Goldie, but all of the male Dachshunds we've had over the years have always adored her. Little Oscar, who we lost a couple of years ago, cherished her the most. Bailey has since taken over where Oscar left off, and he has become her latest heart-throb. Whenever we take a few minutes after dinner to sit by the wood stove in the living room, Goldie always comes over to lie down on a bed near Alayne. That's the moment Bailey's been waiting for, and in seconds he has skittered from his perch in the kitchen and into the living room to be next to Goldie. He then begins to groom her, carefully and dutifully licking her from one end to the other.
The funny thing is that Goldie has never returned the Dachshund affection in kind. Ever. In fact, she completely ignores her devoted fan club. She'll even -- on occasion, when she's had quite enough of being groomed, thank you very much -- growl at Bailey to say, "I know you have a crush on me, but that's enough, now beat it."
Undaunted, Bailey will stop grooming Goldie but then contentedly lie down next to her. You can see him almost sigh he's so happy to be this close to her. He just knows she loves him back, even if she doesn't ... well ... show it.
Please keep voting for the ranch in the Shelter Challenge -- and you can vote every day! We're currently in fourth place and still on track to win $3,000 for the animals, but every vote counts! We just slipped from third place to fourth, so please help round up as many votes as you can so we can stay in the running for the $3,000. Ask your family and friends to vote for the ranch, too!
Enter "Rolling Dog Ranch" and our state postal code, MT, for Montana, and it will bring up our listing.
Last year we won $3,000 in the first round and then won the $20,000 Grand Prize in the second round, so your votes really do add up and make for a wonderful gift for the animals here.