You think it wouldn't be hard to keep your basic, sturdy dog cot in the correct, upright position. Except, well, it is. It seems we are always turning them back over. The dogs' motto on some days appears to be, "Have cot, will flip." But until the other morning, I'd never seen a dog actually using an upside-down cot for the intended purpose -- but there was blind Buddy, curled up and sound asleep on the cot ... flipped over on the ground. By the time I came back out with the camera, wobbly Soba saw me heading down from the house and began barking excitedly, and that woke up Buddy. When I finally got to his yard and stuck the camera lens through the fence, he was now sitting on his upside-down cot and trying to figure out what Soba had been barking about.
(The green-and-white structure in the background is our portable chicken coop -- it's built on an old trailer chassis on wheels so we can move it around with the tractor. The hens free-range during the day and return to the coop at night. In the dog house, the nose and paws you see belong to Libby, one of our last two personal dogs from our original "Seattle six-pack" who moved to the ranch in Montana with us in 2000. Blind Goldie is our other one.)
Of course, no one was using the cot on the other side of the dog house. You know, the cot that was actually in the correct, upright position.
Another Shelter Challenge begins -- and No. 3 again already!
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