Monday, December 7, 2009

While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks By Night...And Day

We moved (or tried to move) all the sheep into the front field this morning. The main flock wasn't that jazzed (I'll admit the weather is pretty cruddy and good for sleeping in...), but Graham Lamb and Keebs were right out there. All day. Stuffing grass into their mouths as fast as they could.

After the tragedy over the summer, I found I no longer enjoyed looking out the window and seeing sheep out front. Even worse, GL and Keebs were out all morning by themselves. Hank was off duty (!), cashed out with the main flock. I realize he has to sleep sometime, but he used to sleep out with the boys. I was worried sick and checked on them regularly through the day.

At the last check, this is what I found.



Whew!



It didn't even take him a day to figure out the new routine.



Because even if he looks asleep...



He doesn't miss much.



This is surely the end of the petunias.

What a bunch of hard workers we have here.

9 comments:

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Hank is pretty smart afterall, he's on duty.

VioletSky said...

GL and Keebs first at the buffet!

Alice said...

I am so glad he caught on to watching out for the boys no matter which field you send them to. That he adapts to new situations so readily is sure to help relieve some of the concerns you have over using different fields. Thanks, Hank for doing such a good job!

Christine said...

That's it. I'm moving to KY. We don't even have any grass left to speak of let alone petunias.

Does Hank bark a lot at night? Willa seems to have found that to be her new hobby. But I've noticed the nights I give her a new chew bone she's quiet. I wonder if she's doing it because she's bored?

I need orange said...

That Hank. What a good, good boy!!!

Nancy K. said...

What a great dog!

DayPhoto said...

What a great guard dog! You have one that really does understand his duty and is willing to do it.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

dibear said...

I love those two fellas. Glad to see Hank is keeping an eye on them. :)

cyndy said...

good boy Hank!

Give that puppy a cookie!

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