I mentioned last summer in a post how little Dexter has been out of sorts since losing his best pal, our blind Goldie, last year. He's been snuggling up with a couple of other older ladies these days, including Widget, as you can see in the photo above. Widget had never been one to share her personal space, but in the past couple of years had begun making an exception for Dexter. Without Goldie, Dexter's been needing this kind of togetherness more than ever. Alayne got that shot a few days ago.
And Dexter is still cuddling with elderly Madison, too. Here's a photo I took yesterday of the two of them together:
Dexter's really been showing his age in the past couple of months, and we fear he may be nearing the end. But we thought that about blind Madison last year, too, and didn't expect her to make it to Christmas. Yet here she is, creaky and gimpy but still very much with us and serving as a real comfort to Dexter.
New Shelter Challenge Contest -- Please Vote for the Farm!
The latest Shelter Challenge started Monday, January 7 and ends on April 28. Grand prize in this round is $10,000, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place, 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.
*** You will find us listed as Rolling Dog Farm. The state is NH for New Hampshire. ***
Please remember, you can vote every day ... consider bookmarking the voting page to make it easy.
We just 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.
Thank you for your votes!