Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two new doggie pairs for play

It was great to have two new successful matches today!   First:  Darryl and Elsa.  When we first introduced Elsa to a couple of other dogs she was a bit shy and unsure how to engage.   Over time she has become more comfortable and has played several times with another long-legged dog Sky who was also "learning how to play."   Today, she met one of the big boys, Darryl, and they managed to find a nice pace together.  

Darryl winning the big mouth competition

This was fun!  Let's do it again soon.

Second pair:  Sweets and Harry.   New boy Harry (white dog below) has been quite keen to play.  However, the lady dogs he's been introduced to have been a bit put off by his enthusiasm and high energy presentation.   Yay for Sweets.  She took it in stride and Harry finally got a play date which wore him out a bit.  

C'mon Harry, we're just getting started!   You need to build up your stamina.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rolling and lolling with Hammy and Snowy

Well, Snowy's and Hammy's coats were just a bit less white after today's roll on the floor session.  No matter, lots of good fun was had!

Hey good looking... come a little closer

See how cute my speckled belly is?

It's even funnier upside down

Ham sweet talking Ms. Snowy

Going all out with the love nibbling much to Snowy's apparent delight

Oh, look there are humans in the room.  Who knew?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Scarlett and her pursuit of rope toy tug

Scarlett loves to play with the rope toy.  Here she is sunbathing  with a pretty purple one supplied by a kind volunteer.   Of course, it's most fun when there is another dog holding onto one end so we can play tug.  Hmmm...

Hammy is not doing much, just rolling around on the floor as he's apt to do.

Maybe if I stick it in his mouth he'll get the hint.   So she did.

Hey, it worked!   This is great!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dolly and Diesel practice sharing

Dolly and Diesel had a nice visit together today.  They chased balls, shared the balls back and forth and settled down with one ball each for a companionable chew. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday dog play with the new crew

Lots of new dogs at the shelter right now.   So, Thursday was a day of meet and greets.  Fortunately, most of them were quite successful!

Our new glamour couple:  Sadie and Darryl

Whee, I'm loving the ladies!
Miss Sadie, letting Darryl know that she's no shrinking violet.  She can hold her own!
Scarlett (r) loves a good rope toy tug and Frankie was happy to oblige
Don't worry, I got it!
All that tussling can wear a pooch out!
Millie (l) and Diesel had an active well-matched first date!

Friday, June 6, 2014

The girls show the new big boys how to play, play, play!

Two new big boys arrived at the shelter this week:  Darryl and Bobaloo.   This was good news for the girls as our other resident male players Alfred and Roger left for BEBHS last week.   Dolly and Scarlett were more than happy to welcome them with some play.

Bobaloo (left) tries to keep us with Dolly's fast pace

Dolly slows down for some doggie kisses

Bobaloo considering the enthusiastic overtures of Ms. Dolly

Scarlett (left) and Darryl did play some but they were both most interested in interacting with the humans in the room

This is my human!
Look at these shiny happy pooches!    
Elsa (left) also hung out with Darryl for a bit.