Posting that photo on Monday of Travis jumping the gate reminded me that I had yet to post some photos I took a couple of months ago of Aurora showing us how she deals with the gate. Like Travis, if we don't get to the gate first, no problem ... off to the side she goes, as you can see above.
Up and over:
Early on she realized this worked just as well in reverse, too:
These next two photos of her I took at a different time earlier in the winter, during one of our melts ... this is what Aurora does after climbing through the ramp rails to get back in:
That's right, she's howling to let us know she's at the door and ready to come in, thank you very much and please hurry. (I took the photos through the storm door, and she didn't know I was on the other side.) After howling to get our attention, she then listens carefully for the sounds of approaching servants:
I've mentioned this before, but to recap, the reason we keep the gate closed at the bottom of the ramp is because we have a few dogs who will come back up the ramp and end up doing their business outside the front door. Fortunately, Miss I'll-Do-It-My-Way isn't one of those!
2014 Shelter Challenge Underway
The first round of the Shelter Challenge for 2014 is underway and runs until March 30th. You can vote every day here. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584. We've won thousands of dollars in the previous contests, so your daily votes do bring in serious money for our disabled animals!
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