Saturday, June 1, 2013

Watching

I love walking out the back door and seeing our sheep out grazing in the back field. I never fail to stop for at least a few seconds to watch (and smile :-). I especially like to see Miss Maisie out with everyone and love that Hank is never far away. 


Maisie's the sheep closest to the far fence and Hank is in the shade, far left.


When I took these pictures earlier in the week I remembered Maisie running, tail still twirling around like a propeller (to help her go faster I'm sure ;-).  I didn't know why she was running and even though she was headed towards me, there's no way she could have seen or heard me.  I was zooming in from the yard, far away.  When I started downloading the pictures I saw it. 


Hank, who probably did see me coming, started heading back towards the barn.  Maisie didn't miss that fact and took off running after him.  He's her very best friend.  Remember when they first met?  He's been her body guard ever since.


Midway to him, something caught her eye and she detoured over to a tree.  Hank stopped to wait for her.


And when he realized she'd gotten completely distracted (kids... ;-) he sat down where he could keep an eye on her.  

This is not a random occurrence.  Maisie goes nowhere without Hank watching over her.  After a long night working, I'm sure there's nothing he would rather do than take a long nap in the cool barn.  However, Maisie wants to go down by the creek and graze.  By herself.  Hank follows her down and the two of them spend much of the morning down there.  Hank sits under a tree, patiently waiting on her, with a look on his face that clearly says,  

"What are ya gonna do?" :-)

16 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Can I come visit for the summer ???? love your green grass, trees, shade, Maisie, Hank.

Keep the pictures coming, beautiful landscape compared to dry brown California.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

For some reason, I've been missing your blog, I have got to pay better attention! :-) But what a devoted guardian and friend Hank is, and I don't think he should ask sweet Maisie what she's going to do next--It would only encourage her! :-)!!!

I hope you're well, and enjoy your weekend!!

Lori Skoog said...

Such a sweet duo.

Alice said...

Poignant "Thank Hank" post ;-)

Andee said...

It is amazing what you'd miss if you didn't take pictures :) I love their friendship. too cute.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

You have The Best fence lines! I love the way things curve around.
I looked back. It's hard to believe that Miss Maisie was so little!

12Paws said...

Beyond precious--love your world.

Miha Giustina said...

Very nice story (and pictures, as always!)! I think that Maisie believes she is a dog. With that luscious tail who wouldn't?!:-)

small farm girl said...

That is just sweet.

WildBlack said...

Waaw! So good to know their friendship.. and I can definitely relate it with my friends :)

True Friends are a Must have ;)

Sandra said...

Lovely Pictures.
I love watching sheep grazing and lambs playing!

Strawberry Lane said...

Ahhhh, that Hank and little Maisie running in the field. Who would have believed! Just love happy stories! Beautiful photos!

Terry said...

Hank is the best dog ever!

Shirley said...

I think you will never have to worry about Maisie's safety. Hank is one fine dog.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hank is the best dog EVER..he takes his job seriously. You are so lucky to have him:)

gowestferalwoman said...

gotta love that Hank!

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