I took this photo a couple of days ago of Travis jumping the gate at the end of one of the ramps. His normal play yard is behind the house, but after his dental surgery we moved him to the front yard for exercise so we could keep a better eye on him during his recovery. One morning we didn't get to the gate before he did, and Travis must have thought, "No point in waiting for those people" -- so he backed up, took a run at it, and over he went. He's been doing it ever since. (The dark spot on his side is where his stomach tube used to be.)
He's always been a jumper, as this blog post from Montana back in 2009 shows. His agility led to containment problems back then, too, and finally resulted in us putting in a 6 foot tall fence around a play yard just to keep him in. When we moved to the New Hampshire farm we set up a Travis-proofed yard with a 6 foot fence, but ironically we've never had to put him in it ... perhaps because we got smart and made all the rest of the fences 5 feet high anyway just in case!
I suppose probably not having all those teeth in his mouth takes a half-pound off his jumping weight, eh?
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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