The dogs and donkeys surprise me almost every day. This is my purpose in a way, watching them, learning from them, listening to them. Red, a working dog, seems to have become aware of the tension between Simon and Rocky and has entered the equation. When he goes into the pasture now, he sits close to Rocky if Simon is near, and keeps an eye on Simon. Rocky seems safest when grazing right next to Red, and I get the sense that Red is bolstering Rocky, giving him some confidence and direction. I don't know how this works, but I am seeing it every morning. I love the intuitive nature of dogs. They never stop amazing and delighting me. There is a mystery to them, a mystical and unknowable part.
1 November 2012