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Friday, March 26 2010

 

This is why I drove across Texas to get this dog.

   This sheep is Roanie, the other ewe that was attacked by New Police Dog.  Because Jamaica died and left Roanie alone in the hospital stall, we took the vet's advice to just throw Roanie out with the rest of the sheep.  She must fend for herself at meal time and the long walk out on three legs is tough, but she seems MUCH happier.  Today she met Briar for the first time.  It was magical.  This is clearly what this dog was bred to do.  The ewe came from a ranch with Livestock Guardian Dogs and was originally born on the ranch where Briar was born.  Instead of playing bumbly puppy games with her new sheep, Briar greeted her slowly.

 

  Then she checked out the mangled back leg.

 

  Then she kissed her.

  Then the sheep laid her head on Briar's shoulder.

 And they just stood there.

 

It was so beautiful that I almost cried.  (My mother stood beside me and whispered, "Are you getting pictures of this??!!")  Briar is still a bouncey baby elephant of a dog, but even at her young age, she understands her job.  It's in her genes. And that is why I drove across Texas to get this dog.

 

             Briar in her Super Hero pose!   

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:20 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Thats so cute. glad you got pics
Posted by konny on 03/26/2010 - 04:45 PM
What a super LGD Briar will mature into. That is a beautiful picture...one can almost feel the *sigh* of relief that ewe feels when finding her LGD. Pricelss picture made moreso by following the story...
Posted by aeholly on 03/28/2010 - 12:41 AM
Thank you! It was such a blessing that I happened to have my camera that morning to capture those shots. We still don't know if this ewe will survive her injuries, but she certainly has figured out that it's in her best interest to stay with the dog.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 03/28/2010 - 10:48 AM
This is the third time I've read this entry. My eyes well up every time. :)
Posted by Lynn on 10/20/2010 - 10:07 PM

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