Shetland sheep have changed my life and touched my heart. They have brought me joy, adventure and serenity. Follow along as I live each day influenced by memories of my mighty flock of mini sheep ~ aided and abetted by "Bellamica", the English Shepherd,"Sable", my livestock guardian dog and "Hero" the rescue dog that stole my heart! You'll also meet many of the homeless dogs that I rescue and rehome as part of Bluff Country Canine Rescue.
I left my camera at my friend, Jean's, over the weekend so have no lovely fall photos to share. That's why I haven't posted in the past few days. I still don't have my camera but found this Video at "Life With Dogs" and had to share it. Do you realize how BIG my dogs are? Bella's only around fifty pounds but Sable is over one hundred ~ that's a lot of poop!
It's not too much of an issue out here, in the Bluff Country ~ the dogs are pretty good about going out into the pasture to 'take care of business', but if I ever do sell my house and move into town, this may just be better than walking down the street carrying a small garbage bag...
Several very similar photos, in fact! It seems that no matter how much things change, they also stay the same!
The creek across the road. This is the creek that my Grandsons love to throw rocks into.
My place from across the road:
A nicely established patch of Pampas Grass makes a nice foreground for this picture. I'm going to cut some today to put in a rusty old milk can that I bought for twenty-five cents at a yard sale. I think it will make a lovely Fall decoration in the house!
I had planned on 'finishing our 'walk' today but felt it more important to share this wonderful video. I found it on the Breast Cancer Recovery Facebook page. Along with the video, there was this awesome quote:
"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway."
Oh sure, Dream had to have her little hissy fit at first, but we were all very happy to see mom again.
You all remember what a prima donna Dream can be!
Why she'd pin her ears if Mom so much as looked at another sheep!
Poor Zaria and I are the ones who were feeling neglected!
Observe Dream's ears in the following picture...
And then she acts all sweet and innocent!
She sure has Mom fooled though!
I guess they do have a special bond...
"Yes we DO have a special bond and I feel MUCH better now that Mom is feeling strong enough to come see me! I didn't realize how sick she'd been. Things are good now cuz Mom said she's going to come visit me three times this week! Stay strong Mom!"
As I mentioned in my previous post, I found myself 'pulling' away from my sheep once I had accepted the fact that I was going to have to sell my flock due to my myriad of health problems.
Don't let anyone tell you that animals don't have feelings.
Dream was HURT.
And she was PISSED OFF!
Jean (my Dear Friend) who purchased Dream & Alice (and Alice's ram lamb) and Zaria from me) had told me that Dream wouldn't eat for the first two days at her new home. And she is the last of the three ewes to tolerate Jean petting her.
Yesterday was the first time that I've felt strong enough to go over to Jean's and visit 'my Girls'. For the first half-hour, Dream would have nothing to do with me. Oh sure, she came right up to the fence, with the others, when I got out of the car and called to them. But when I went into their paddock, Dream walked away. Wouldn't even LOOK at me! (at least not when I was looking at HER) To give you an idea of just how angry she was, I was feeding Alice and Zaria cookies by the handful but Dream wouldn't even accept a cookie from me! For a whole, half hour.
Finally, I noticed that Dream would stand right behind me, as I was petting Zaria. But as soon as I turned to face her, Dream would walk away. Little by little, she stayed longer.
She forgave me.
Just try to tell me that this animal was not sad and confused!