Saturday, September 13, 2014

Where Are They Now - Hank And Daniel Not-Boone

Just to be clear, Daniel is completely down with back scratches (and eye rubs, hugs and kisses :-).  In fact, he's probably my chummiest sheep.  So much so that he will push other sheep away from me, especially Burrnie.

"She is talking to ME right now, Burrnie/Hershey/Maisie/Annabelly..."

When Daniel first got here, he was terribly afraid of people.  For the first couple of weeks I actually thought he might never settle in and that was such a surprise because his brother, Marcel, was the most laid back love bug ever.  Marcel loved everybody, especially me and super especially Hank.  

Side note - I'm so glad I have a blog.  I'd forgotten the story of Marcel banging on the gate and Hank stopping him.  I re-read it when I was picking a post to link for "super especially Hank".  It's nice to have good memories :-).


Back to the story at hand, what Daniel's never gotten over is his fear of Hank.  Hank has never done anything bad to Daniel. Or Chocula, who is also very scared of Hank.  Nothing bad happened to them before they came here.  Hershey?  Hank can't get away from him.  I have no answers.


I did notice the other day though when I was out there with everyone that Daniel was actually grazing calmly no more than 20 feet away from Hank.  That's a Big Deal.  I quietly snapped a few pictures.


While I doubt they Daniel has called a truce, it sure looks like Hank is happy and hopeful.  He loves his sheeps, even the silly ones :-).

  

12 comments:

My Simple Life said...

hello,
beautiful pics. you have a sweet dog.
have a wonderful time.
regina

Lisa Smith said...

It's nice to see that Daniel appears to be softening up towards Hank. (?) Or, perhaps the grass was so extra special delicious in that one particular spot he felt it was worth the risk of Hank's proximity to him!

I love how you add in the back stories relating to the subject at hand, like Marcel banging on the gate for cookies. I can just picture Hank laying his paw gently on him and saying, just like the farmer in the movie Babe, "that'll do Marcel". . . .

A lovely story to start the day! Thank you so very much. Lisa in Oregon

Michelle said...

Hank looks so majestic and happy in these shots.

Glenda said...

I so envy your life. Your farm is exactly how I envision heaven - green pastures, sheep grazing, a few horses in the distance, loving dogs and cozy cats. It can't possibly be better than Equinox Farm.

Miha Giustina said...

Such a serene scene:-). And such lovely doggies (yes, there are 2 in the picture) and a sheep.

Do you feel the fall air is in the air?!(hmmm... this reads funny, doesn't it?!:-))

LannieK said...

I am truely loving this mini series! And agree, so glad you have a blog that has let me live vicariously just down the road, as your neighbor and friend, all the while adoring your sheep and critters... Thanks so much for sharing your days and talents!
Ps. Give Hank a hug for me :-)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Everybody loves Hank. All good calendar shots.

Jocee said...

Great shots, Hank is gorgeous!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

they sure do look sweet there in the green grass.

Terry said...

Daniel is keeping a good eye on Hank.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I enjoyed that old story about Marcel! That is why we have blogs to remember:)

Lisa W said...

Hmmm - why am I not surprised that My Favorite Corgi is photobombing that last picture?

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