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19 April 2014

Red’s Focus. Outlasting Simon.

Red's Focus

Red's Focus

When Red is not cuddling with one of  his many girlfriends, he is watching the sheep, inspiring me to focus on my work. The donkeys, who are both curious and mischievous creatures, are always trying to throw Red off of his game, especially Simon, who tries to bully Red into getting out of his way as he does the sheep and the other donkeys. Simon is sweet, but an alpha male, he things all animals should get out of his way when he wants to eat or when he just wants to walk.

From time to time, he lowers his head and tries to spook Red into moving. Red keeps his gaze right on the sheep, he does not flinch or waver. Simon could stomp Red or bite him, but Red seems to sense that he won't.  And he doesn't. These standoffs used to make me nervous, but I know Red well by now. He can take care of himself. After a couple of minutes, Simon stepped around Red. Red never took his eyes off of the sheep.

Red inspires me to focus on my work.

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18 April 2014

Meeting Red: Animals And Children

Meeting Red

Meeting Red

It is the greatest gift to see how much some children love animals and how much some animals love children. Some friends came to the farm with their children and the lovefest began – with Simon, with Red, with Lenore. Red herded the sheep and then turned himself over for his second favorite activity – loving people. The thing that happens between animals and children is a powerful thing, I am so grateful I have and will always seek to have animals that can sustain that.

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14 April 2014

Red And The World’s Second Largest Horse

Red And The World's Second Largest Horse

Red And The World's Second Largest Horse

Red met his match at the Blue-Star Equiculture farm Sunday, he ran into Tex, believed to be the second largest horse in the world. Tex was very interested in Red, he bent over to sniff him and Red looked up and appeared to almost pass out, he didn't run but he didn't look happy either. Being a border collie, he looked around and saw the fence and skittered under it and let Tex admire him from a distance.

I saw evidence of Red's great grounding and heart at the farm, he was nipped once, butted and nearly stomped accidentally by a horse the size of a small dinosaur. Tex hung out with Red for a long time, but this was as close to Tex as Red decided to get. He kept looking at me pleading, as if to say "do not try and make me herd these things."

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13 April 2014

Red Meets The Draft Horses

Red Meets The Draft Horses

Red Meets The Draft Horses

Red is such a remarkable spirit, we went to Massachusetts today to see the Blue Star Equiculture farm, a rescue and rehabilitation for draft and working horses. I will post other photos and text, including an album on Facebook, but first I have to see a word about my amazing dog who walked into the pasture and straight into several giant horses who were curious about him. He simply stood still and let them sniff one, one horse nipped at his back, another tried to head-butt him, Red just slipped under the fence and lay down.

This dog does not rattle, he knows how to handle himself anywhere. I have never seen a more grounded creature. I have to say the horses were beautiful, mystical, grounded and surprisingly gentle. And good thing, they are enormous. More about them later.

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12 April 2014

Lisa Dingle And Red: Short Story Class

Short Story Class

Short Story Class

The writer Lisa Dingle author of the great blog "Welcome To Dingleville," is taking my short story class at Hubbard Hall and at the beginning of each class, she takes a photo of Red and I take a photo of Red and Lisa. Red has become media savvy, living on Bedlam Farm, and he definitely grasps the idea of the photo shoot. This is the best evidence yet of his media skills.

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