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Saturday, March 05 2011

These dogs are polar opposites.

Big Goofy Bumbly Friendly meets Sleek Serious Suave Reserved

Most of the time, Ice ignores Briar. The Big White Dog is beneath her - far, far, far beneath her.  Since her brother's death, Ice has claimed the crown, and wields the scepter of Top Dawg. Even Lily fawns over Ice, grateful for any attention the Queen tosses her way.

Unlike her brother, The Enforcer, Ice is not a bully. For the most part, she ignores the peasants of the pack, only exercising her power when she deems it necessary.  And when she does, like her brother, she swings a big hammer - as Briar found out this morning. I regret that I did not have my camera.

A cold front blew in last night. Cool, brisk wind rolled across the pasture making the morning walk a special delight for those of us with heavy coats.  (not so good for those of us who failed to dress accordingly)  Briar was beside herself with happiness.  While the sheep ate breakfast, she got to play with the pack.

Unfortunately, she was a bit too rough with Trace for his Godfather's liking, and Ranger rolled her. 

 

Briar, feeling a bit cheeky on this cold morning, decided that today was the day to challenge The Godfather.  After all, she IS twice his size.

And that's when the Queen rushed in like Thor the Thunder God slinging her hammer. It was a bad day for Briar. 

 Fortunately she gave in immediately so no blood was shed.  The Godfather's authority was established once again, and Ice reinforced the immortal words of Dwight D. Eisenhower,

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog."

"Dudes!  I got sand in my ears!"
 

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:55 am   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
The QUEEN remains SUPREME!!
Posted by Lynne on 03/06/2011 - 02:20 PM
I didn't know Ranger was still on duty as protector of the pup. Ice is the perfect alpha to have around. Only goes into Queen mode when absolutely necessary. No blood shed is good, too.
Posted by CeeCee on 03/06/2011 - 02:56 PM
I'm not surprised that she is the Queen and ruler of all she surveys. What about the crazy police dog? I thought he'd be the ultimate/ top/ final judge/ supreme/ authority in the dog pack. Or is he kept from the farm dogs for their protection?
Posted by Terri_Pal on 03/06/2011 - 03:31 PM
Oli the crazy police dog/sheep killer doesn't run with the whole pack. She is okay with Cowboy, Trace, Lily and Ranger. She has played with Briar. Basically we keep her separated because she will earnestly attempt to kill all sheep and the rest of the pack doesn't. The pack fence borders the lamb paddock. (NO OLI ALLOWED!) Thus, she stays in her kennel, in the front yard, or in the house.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 03/07/2011 - 04:21 PM
It's nice to know Ranger is still looking out for Trace, even though Trace is growing up! How are Roanie, Ricearoni and Macaroni doing - any new pictures?
Posted by Janie on 03/07/2011 - 11:53 PM
Hi Janie! Ranger does still enforce the law when Briar gets a little too rambunctious. I just posted an update on Roanie, Macaroni and Ricearoni for ya! Look for the March 8 blog!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 03/08/2011 - 04:09 PM

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