Blind Goldie may be old, a bit daffy, and sometimes confused about things -- "Do I want to go outside? Wait, wasn't I just outside?" -- but if her brain is starting to show the effects of her advanced years (15 and counting), her nose sure isn't. We'll still find her in the kitchen, staring up at a counter because she can smell the box of dog cookies Alayne left out. If we put treats on top of the fridge, she'll stand below with her head pointing up, transfixed on the yummy smell (detectable only to her) coming from above the fridge. No other dog we've ever had has shown Goldie's incredible sense of smell.
So it requires zero skill on her part to tell when Alayne has left dog cookies in a coat pocket hanging on the stair railings. Goldie says, "Sheesh, it's as easy as taking candy from a baby." Or as easy as putting a cookie in a dog's mouth.
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. ***
Please remember, you can vote every day ... consider bookmarking the voting page to make it easy.
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!
You can vote in the Shelter Challenge here.