15 December 2010

{14dec2010: FINALLY!!!}

I caught Darwin playing at daycare!!!! For real this time!
It's been raining like crazy here in the PNW and the last few days Darwin has been cooped up inside since she hates the rain.  We decided last night we'd take her to daycare today since she's been a couch potato since Friday.  
She was acting funny over the night/early this morning and we weren't sure if she was restless because of the weather, or because she was bored, or if it was something more serious.  We quickly Googled the symptoms of bloat just in case, but didn't think she had the symptoms of bloat.  We took a chance and took her to daycare and asked them to keep an extra close eye on her because we weren't sure if something was wrong.  
So I was watching the webcam like a hawk in case I could spot my doggy in distress and had to rush over.  As I was watching I noticed her tail was up and higher than it had been during previous daycare visits and then I noticed a brown dog go over to her, sniff her and then... THEY PLAYED.  Nothing big, just a few play bows and a couple of swats by Darwin and I think even a little bitey face!
Here's some still shots I took... you can be the judge.


  1. YEA DARWIN!!!!!!!!!

    PeeEssWoo: Bitey games ROKHK!

  2. I see tails wagging. Maybe she'll start playing more as she becomes friends with the regulars. Remi goes to 2 different daycares and has his preferred friends at each. Was Darwin restless because of the weather last night?

  3. We share your hope that Darwin is getting acclimated to daycare and will start to really enjoy the chance to play with other doggies. It takes a while to get used to new stuff, especially if you're a delicate Dane flower.

    Jed & Abby

  4. Please send leftover chocolat from the Dingo crew to my momma immediately. She is feeling faint.

    Yuh, momma is always worrying about the bloat with me. One time she rushed me to the emergency room when all I had was bad gas. I suppose better safe than sorry.

    Nice to see you having funballs.


  5. Yay! I knew it would only be a matter of time before she came out of her shell. Go Darwin! Maybe those days of being cooped up inspired her to get some energy out while she could.

  6. Daycare looks fun! Looks like you're having a great time! :)

    Mochi & Bali

  7. yay for darwin! =) i love that there's a webcam you can watch!

  8. re: Jack's Raccoon.

    5 minutes! :)

  9. Yep, definite signs of playing. You'll have to stop that immediately! :)

  10. That is great! Playtime! Way to go, Darwin!

  11. YAY!!!!! Hooray! I'm so happy for you as I know up concerned you have been about Darwin in daycare. I was sure it was only a matter of time - and maybe of finding the right "doggie friend" - but that's wonderful news! Yes, from the stills, it definitely looks like she is engaged and interested and also relaxed and happy from her body language. She may always be more "shy" about playing (you know like how some humans are about going up to speak to strangers at parties) - we've got the TOTAL OPPOSITE with Honey - she'd be like the person going around slapping total strangers on the back!! (roll eyes) - but I'm sure as Darwin gets more comfortable and used to the whole daycare setup - and meets more dogs that match her personality - she will relax and start to play more.


  12. Well we are so so pleased Darwin is ok.

    Glad she is starting to enjoy her play at Day care.

    Not every dog likes doggy day care... bit like some children don't like play school!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  13. I think I see an Airedale there too, he wasn't doing much playing, must not be related to STINKY.

    How much do you weigh now Darwin?? You are so pretty and elegant looking mum says.

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade