Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Dog Blog!

Dog Blog - a late entry into the Farm-Sitting series of blog posts!

Our Two Charges!
It doesn't seem possible that our time at the farm finished three days ago! We had a fantastic time doing something totally different from our normal daily routine. All the animals were great (Grover, being the one exception!). But, the real heart-stealers were the two Australian Shepherds, Julie and her son, Brynn! Even though a few days have passed, we felt that the 'Farm Sitting' blogs would be incomplete if we didn't feature a 'dog blog'. 

Julie's pleading eyes tug at the heart strings!

It was a challenge to remember that they had jobs to do and were not just pets. Julie's mournful eyes, and her wicked little grin (she actually showed her teeth in a smile!) meant that she had us wrapped around her little paw! Brynn's excitable behaviour won us over within minutes - after all, who can resist a little bit of calculated adoration? 

Brynn will do anything for attention!
The two of them share one simple trait - the need to be the centre of attention! It was hilarious to note that, whenever we were fussing Julie, Brynn would muscle in and try to push our hands away from her and towards him! Julie, on the other hand, would place herself near to wherever you were sitting and would nudge your hand to remind you to continue smoothing her - and woe betide if you stopped to take a break! 

They also have distinct personalities and, despite being much smaller than her son, it wasn't above Julie to keep him in check at times. After all, Mother knows best!

Everything in its place - at the start of the day!
At the beginning of the day, their toys, including some large gnawing bones, were all neatly contained in a basket. As soon as they came in, they each grabbed a toy before proceeding to their normal place. At the end of the day, a nursery with 10 children would be much tidier than what we would behold in that kitchen! 

Julie loves to roll in the snow

Following our every move, they accompanied us to the barn to help with the daily chores. Julie would ensure that she gave herself her daily bath by rolling in the snow. 

Helping with the chores!

Whisper, 'What's that?' and they become instantly alert!

'Glad you looked after us, Uncle Alan and Uncle Mark!

They adored Mark!

All in all, it was these two beautiful souls who claimed their places in our hearts, and we're looking forward to seeing them again soon! 

I wonder if they will remember us? 


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