Dora, the sheep droppings explorer

This little cutie has been with us for about 10 days now.

Christened “Dora” by my mother-in-law, she is the latest working addition to the farm, although at only two months old she is more interested in the kids and our Pyrenean sheep dog, Flossy, than the sheep.

Dora and Flossy, our sheep dogs

Despite having eyes that brim with so much intelligence it is uncanny, she still remains faithful to one traditional doggy habbit. One of her newest hobbies is retracing the steps of the sheep on their way to a field and sneakily eating as many droppings as she can.

I try and convince myself that this is only the canine equivalent of pinching a bit of chocolate from the fridge when nobody is looking, but I’m having difficulties making the final mental leap.

p.s I have been asked by the International Medical Corps to say a word about their project “Saving the lives of malnourished children“. You can find more information and nominate the project here.

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19 Responses to Dora, the sheep droppings explorer

  1. Grammy says:

    I hope she make a good herder for you. She looks so sweet.

  2. Barb says:

    Oh my isn’t she a beauty! We’ve been so partial to Border Collies! Have had them for years! I love your Blog! Will come back tomorrow and catch up!!

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  8. I love Dora! She’s absolutely gorgeous.

    As for the sheep-droppings fetish…our Border Collies eat cow manure at every possible opportunity 🙂

  9. Love the analogy of pinching a piece of chocolate. I’m sure they’d agree. And I’ve mostly gotten over mine doing it. Except when they want to come and give me a kiss right after.
    Um… yuck.

  10. What a gorgeous puppy. My friend’s Labrador eats horse droppings too!

  11. Farmgirl_dk says:

    She is lovely – and looks like she will make an excellent farm girl. I would take it as a good sign that she enjoys the sheep droppings…that’s just one small step away from enjoying hanging with the sheep, themselves, right?
    My farmdoggy, Roxy, loves the “treats” my chickens leave behind. Ewwwwww!!!

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  16. Try chicken poop kisses…they’re the worst. My dog goes after the goat droppings also, but the chicken poop stinks to high heaven on her breath!

  17. Sarah says:

    Oh, she’s a cutie! So sweet.

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