This is a little guy you haven't seen much of recently ... blind Zach, who arrived almost a year ago. He had come on the same transport and from the same shelter as Darla ... and everyone knows by now who's stolen the show ever since. So although he's been overshadowed by the Pumpkin Princess as we sometimes call her (because she's colored like a pumpkin, is a Princess, and could and would eat an entire pumpkin in one sitting if allowed), Zach is a colorful character in his own right.
We took these photos last week, just a few days after our groomer, Lori Fillion, was here. She always leaves her freshly groomed clients with a new bandana, which is what Zach is wearing. You can see he's still got a bit of a scar across his forehead from his surgery last year, but it's really only visible in the first couple of weeks after grooming.
His eyes, which the ophthalmologist determined were blind from either progressive retinal atrophy or SARDS (sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome), remain very comfortable.
Like so many of the dogs who come to us, we don't know his age. Based on his energy and activity level, we suspect he's probably somewhere around 5 years old or so. While he does have plenty of get-up-and-go, he's very content to curl up on a bed and snooze away the afternoon.
Zach is one very sweet, very affectionate guy who loves to play with us, wrestle, and talk back, as in:
I think he was saying, "Tell 'em all about me, please!"
We're going to post him on our PetFinder page for adoption soon, but I thought I would give a heads-up to our regular blog readers in case any of you are interested in adopting him. You will need a fenced yard, and potential adopters will have to travel to the farm to meet us and Zach.
Please don't forget to bookmark our new blog at http://www.rollingdogfarm.org/rolling-dog-farm-blog/ because I will stop writing new posts on the TypePad blog in the next couple of weeks. The old posts will still stay up.
2014 Shelter Challenge Underway
The second round of the Shelter Challenge for 2014 is underway. 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!
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!