Once we got to New Hampshire, Alayne and I joked we needed to change the name of the sanctuary from Rolling Dog Ranch to Sleeping Dog Farm for a couple of reasons. First, in New England large acreages like ours are called farms, not ranches. Second, the dogs do a whole lot more sleeping than anything else. That's blind Goldie snoozing in the living room; she's almost always in one of those two Ikea chairs. Alayne says sometimes she gets drowsy from just looking at all the sleeping dogs around us.
Alas, a quick Google search shows there are at least two Sleeping Dog Farms in existence ... one right next door in Vermont, the other a retreat in British Columbia. Oh well. But we weren't really thinking about changing the name ... not to worry! Besides, the dogs think they're already living at a retreat.
Still 2nd place as of Thursday!
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It was thanks to all of your amazing votes that we won the $20,000 Grand Prize in the final Shelter Challenge of 2009, and we came in fourth nationwide in the first Shelter Challenge earlier this year, winning $3,000. So this is serious money and can really make a difference for our disabled animals! Please help us win this round of the contest by voting every day, and by encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to vote every day, too. Thank you!