I took that photo of Darla on her bed this morning after (apparently) a long night of moving her various blankets around trying to get everything just right. The rather disheveled appearance of her bed didn't seem to bother her. What bothered her was that housekeeping hadn't arrived yet to make the bed and tidy things up. We explained that housekeeping was delayed today because the staff was particularly busy at their other jobs this time of year, which is doing thank-you letters and emails to donors for their year-end gifts. And besides, we pointed out, she would have to actually get off the bed before the housekeepers could make her bed. We left her alone to ponder this.
We added the ramp after her surgery so she wouldn't jump up on to the bed. But we found she wouldn't use the ramp unless we were standing there insisting she use it. She much preferred jumping up and down. So we'd stand there and point to the ramp, blocking her other approaches to and from the bed so she'd have to use the ramp. We'd get that look you get from kids when you tell them, "Eat your spinach. It's good for you."
Final 2013 Shelter Challenge Underway
The final round of the Shelter Challenge for 2013 began on October 28th and runs until December 22. You can vote every day here. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584. We just won another $1,000 in the previous round, so your daily votes do bring in serious money for our disabled animals!
Please note that I cannot help with technical or voting problems. I also do not have an "inside track" to anyone at the Shelter Challenge, and I don't know any more about the contest than anyone else does. So if you find yourself having issues, please consult their FAQ page here and their Rules page, which is a pop-up you can find linked on this page.
Thanks for your votes!