The hired help

Nobody loves the sheep as much as our two sheepdogs, Flossy and Elfie.

And nobody enjoys going to work as much as they do.

The highlight of their day is when the doors to the sheep barn open and the sheep tumble out, headed into pastures around the farm.

They run round them, through them and even under them and once they get there, they await orders with impatience.

As far as workers go, they’re one of a kind!

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13 Responses to The hired help

  1. roxyboots says:

    The certainly look very happy dogs. Just looking at them makes me feel tired!

  2. snowbirdpress says:

    The sheep all look a little stunned by the sudden light of the opened door… It’s an incredible sight to see them on the mountain side in the morning sun…. just beautiful.

  3. FeyGirl says:

    Such JOY! What beautiful images… ♥

  4. glenda says:

    Oh I love sheep.. I live in Arkansas and all we see is cows }}}

  5. souldipper says:

    I love those two dogs! Look how happy they are! We have sheepdog trials here on my little island on West Coast Canada where I can occasionally watch these proud little canines working those wayward sheep!

    Once on a trip to NZ, I went to a sheep ranch where the owner explained the incredible aspects of managing a large flock. He had a lot of Shelties – but his various breeds would jump on the backs of the sheep and run across the herd to get into position!

    I also learned why all the different colours of chalk were on the backs of sheep. Clever!

  6. jmnartsy says:

    …and they look like they’re having real fun! I also truly think those sheep have a friendly goat-like look about them, which I like. The dogs running on the sheep’s back is a very Australian thing too.

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