I know this has nothing to do with dog training or behavior, but may I mention how relieved I am that Barbie FINALLY had her lambs?
I just happened into the barn a few minutes after she had her first, and was there while she had little ram lamb number two:
Here they are about 20 minutes after the first one was born, perhaps 5-7 after the second.
Here’s the first attempt to stand from lamb #2, about 10-15 minutes after its birth:
MEANWHILE, also on the farm: Poor Willie is bored silly, I’m working all the time or traveling to visit my ailing relative, and he can’t work sheep, play with toys except on a limited basis or run around outside. Poor Willie; I do keep reminding myself that this too shall pass. I wish I could tell him that. (But thanks for the comments from those of you whose dogs have had surgery and made great recoveries. I wish we could do it now and get it over with, but as we all know, life (and death) has its own agenda.) But it is sunny and springy outside; the older lambs are frolicking, the daffodils are dancing and the earth is coming alive. Sweet. Cherish the moment.
I’m cherishing the feel of the spring breeze on my face, the smell of Willie’s fur when we cuddle at night and watching Rosebud’s triplets leap in their pen. Maybe for only a few seconds, but isn’t that all we really have? One second after another?
What are you cherishing right now?