I am never alone. Whether I'm in the house or outside with my sheep, my beautiful Bellamica is always at my side (or nearby anyway!).
She loves 'helping me' feed the sheep and enjoys spending time out in the pasture with the flock.
The sheep all know and trust her and are quite used to having Bella in their midst. Some of them (Zaria in particular) even seem to be quite fond of her!
Bella never chases the sheep (without permission, anyway!) but some of them like to chase her. Godiva, Bella Luna and Destiny take great pride in stomping their feet and chasing "poor" Bellamica.
Here, Bella offers Destiny a peace offering...
Even when she's sitting by me for attention, Bella keeps a watchful eye on the ewes. This is the look she gets when someone is about to come after her....
All in all, Bellamica (a purebred English Shepherd) has become an irreplaceable member of the Bluff Country Family!
"I love you too, Mom!"