Max flips Scrappy

Max had to go back to the Homeward Bound kennels a few weeks ago because I ran out of room at my house when Marshall came. When that happens we watch to make sure there is no backsliding. Max was a little unsure of himself during a couple dog introductions recently so I’ve been wanting to bring Scrappy over to spend time with him. Max and Scrappy have played hard several times before so how they interacted now would be instructive. No problem! They played just fine for half an hour. But … Lori was there. You remember the story…

Dogs at Play

Photographing dogs at play can be a most excellent treat for a photographer. You get to capture interesting expressions and attitudes. But you have to expect fewer keepers and be willing to move quickly. Some dogs surprise you. I’ve written about Yule, a dog many volunteers never expected to be able to play nicely with other dogs. Turns out he sees play as a contact sport but has a soft mouth to keep things safe. Play can also be therapeutic for some dogs. Charley was drugged because he behaved like … a puppy. To be fair, he also ate a…

My paramour has returned

That would be Yule. I wrote about him in my very first blog. His Mom is off on yet another adventure so he came to stay with me this morning. I have kennels in a converted garage, and that is where he stayed on previous visits, but I already have 2 dogs out there. So Yule needs to be inside the house this time. We introduced Yule to my dog, Scrappy, during Yule’s most recent visit. That went well which was pretty exciting since Yule had been pegged as needing to be the only dog in a household. But after…