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.