A couple of evenings ago I was sitting in the living room when a blanket on the floor started to move. Judging from the snorts coming from inside it, I knew it was Wilbur who had come to life. After a few seconds I realized he was trying to come out from underneath the blanket but not having much success. Usually he just throws it off and sticks his little head out. I had the camera right next to me so I picked it up and started clicking, wondering what would happen.
The blanket itself began to take on various lifeforms, such as the humpback:
The modified humpback:
At this point I could tell he really was stuck inside the blanket -- it's a double-sheeted kind and sometimes certain dogs I mean Dachshunds chew holes in one side or another ... holes small dogs like to burrow into and then can't get out of. After 45 seconds (according to photo data) of watching him explore the blanket, I put the camera down and extricated the little guy from his predicament.
This next shot is not from that moment, but one I took today. I had gone downstairs about midday and Alayne was in the kitchen, and I said, "Lunch?" Wilbur heard that, instantly popped up, threw the blanket back, and peered at Alayne with a "Yup, I'm ready for lunch, too!" expression:
He definitely knows when it's mealtime around here, that's for sure.
Maybe me saying "Lunch?" was all it would have taken to get him out of the blanket on the other occasion.
The new Shelter Challenge started Monday, January 9 and ends at midnight on March 18. Grand prize in this round is $5,000, plus $1,000 for weekly winners and $1,000 for state winners. There are also other categories ... please see the Shelter Challenge website for details.
*** Okay, this is important, folks: We are now LISTED UNDER OUR NEW NAME, ROLLING DOG FARM. State is still NH for New Hampshire. ***
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We won $1,000 as a weekly winner in the last contest, and thousands more in the previous contests. The Shelter Challenge really does bring in a lot of money for the animals here!
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