23 February 2013

Herding Together

Lulu and Red

Lulu and Red

Lulu doesn't really love dogs, especially around the sheep. She is the "watch-donkey," the most vigilant and on guard. She tolerates Red but usually puts her ears down and tries to shoo him away from the sheep, which she protects. Red generally ignores her, but today she got curious about him and his work and came up to stand beside him while he held the sheep in a corner of the pasture. I love moments like this, they are truly inexplicable and I cannot honestly tell you what was happening. Animals are aware of one another in a very particular way, often a way that is not comprehensible or even visible to us.

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