Zelda has never been all that much impressed with Red, unlike the other sheep, who tremble at the sight of him. She has knocked him down a few times, run over him, butted him once or twice, and they have settled into a more or less peaceful accommodation. I liked the scene this morning where she turned and looked at me, as if to say "do I have to listen to this pesky little dog?" We think she is pregnant, if there is a big Zelda and a little Zelda, Red may have an interesting summer.
Red And Zelda
Donna Wynbrandt – Singing Love Songs To Red
I went over to George Forss's gallery to congratulate him on sailing past the $10,000 mark on his Kickstarter project, and his companion, the artist Donna Wynbrandt was in the gallery. Donna leaned over and hugged Red and began singing love songs to him, he loved listening, I loved watching it.
For Blog People Only: Red In The Snow
I'm offering this photo for sale to blog readers only, it seems only fair, they have been so supportive. I call it "Red In The Snow" and I suppose it speaks to me of Red and his determination to work all through this rough and continuing winter. He inspired me every morning. It was printed by George Forss on digital archival paper and is matted and framed – 16 by 20 inches. The photo costs $200 plus shipping and can be purchased by calling Scott Carrino at 518 677-2233.
Zelda And Red. Getting To Work
Zelda and Red begin their work days like two commuters heading for the train station. Red comes out and stands by the gate, Zelda appears and checks him out. Soon the two will be quite involved with one another, because each is the other's work. Red will be moving Zelda and sheep around, Zelda will be keeping an eye on him. As the leader of the sheep, she is the one the other sheep follow. Red seems to know this, the two of them are always keeping an eye on one another.
Red As Poster Boy
I think one of Red's many purposes is to be a poster boy for working animals, a message to the people who think it is cruel for animals to work, and who do not understand the special joy and excitement working animals who are well trained and treated bring to their work, from K-9 to Seeing Eye and therapy dogs to draft horses. This winter has been hard, it is still hard, but Red has lifted my spirits up every day, he reminds me that there is joy and beauty in life, every day, snow or not.