The mail truck delivered a very special package today addressed to Christine and Gator. What a kind thoughtful member of the Tripawds Nation, perhaps somehow realizing that this summer has been very hard on me missing Otis and Tess? I am so grateful for the truly wonderful friends I have made in this community.
We talk a lot on this site about toys designed to keep your tripawds mentally engaged, and scent detection frequently comes up. So, even though Gator is a quad (a certified member of the Tripawds Nation Big Yellow Rescued Dog Club), he wanted to share his favorite toys. Note that all you need for most of these games is a critter (a small furry something that runs around).
I was feeling very down, lonely and overwhelmed last night – thinking about Otis and Tess, my Mom’s death of cancer in her 50’s, and mortality in general. This morning, I found this inside my bedroom, right in the middle of the floor. For those who don’t recall, Gator is very yellow.
Only in this community is a clump of dog hair meaningful.
Otis used to do this all of the time, and it was a sure sign for me that he was happy. I loved seeing him upside down as a fairly new tripawd. So seeing Gator start to do it more and more is really great!