Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Of Dogs and Sheep...

If I were a dog, I would be a Great Pyr...stubborn, independent, accustomed to being alone with my thoughts, and yet social and fiercely loyal to the flock. And I also would enjoy the central Ohio weather more than I do now. The Great Pyr below lives in Lincoln County, NC, and guards a small flock of sheep. I suspect he also keeps tabs on a herd of Belted Galloway cattle.






There are many sheep these days in Lincoln and Catawba counties, and I love taking to the back roads to see them!















Sometimes my friend the guard dog is asleep in the sun...sometimes he is lazily watching me as I pause to photograph him. But sometimes he is on border patrol, and so this is what I see:

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Dang good dawg...keeping watch over the flock, and the land of my ancestors.

4 comments:

Mary said...

He is grand. The Sheep Man.

The Bug said...

I love these sheep & that dog :)

Catalyst/Taylor said...

You and the sheep seem to have a commonality with each other. I hope that word conveys what I mean.

NCmountainwoman said...

Yes, you are definitely a Great Pyrenees at heart. Love the dog and love the sheep photographs. Nice day to take the back roads.