Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tasha Tuesday

We're in a gray and damp pattern right now. The sky is leaden, the days are dim. Rain comes and goes; not a lot, but enough to keep things wet. It's quite a contrast from the summer when we didn't get a drop for weeks at a time.

Tasha's on the lookout for pheasants and quail. She likes to chase birds as they fly away. Sometimes I wonder if she knows that she's a sheepdog.

None of this phases Tasha at all, of course, her being a Shetland. When the wind blows it can feel a little like winter. For now it just feels like fall: chilly but not too cold. Yesterday there was no wind at all and the grayness of the morning made the leaf colors seem very saturated. It was quite pretty. I didn't have the camera with me, so here's a shot from Saturday morning.

7 comments:

  1. These Fall days are nice, especially when the sun makes the leaves sparkle. Tasha has a good life.

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  2. No sheep in the area? Perhaps a few sheep would be good to have about rather than pheasants.

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  3. I miss taking a dog for a walk...cats just don't like being on a leash. I tried to get my last kitty used to a harness when we were taking him across the US. No go. The harness slid off him and it took a long time to catch him. Tasha seems to love staying close and not taking off without returning. Good dog! Great dog!

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  4. If you had sheep, they'd mow the lawn and Tasha would get lots of exercise. Of course, there are certain structural and, er, logistical things to consider, too . . .

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  5. evelyn, we're not seeing the sun right now. :(

    michael, there are sheep here and there. Tasha doesn't get to see them.

    mary, we went through a time training her to stay close and not run off. Same with Callie. They learn pretty quickly.

    emm, sheep might also eat my vegetable garden. Or am I thinking of goats?

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  6. Goats will eat just about anything they can get hold of. I used to ride out of a barn where there was a pet goat as companion for the horses, and you had to be really careful to keep it away from the grain bins.

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  7. Lots of sun here currently. High 20s, too. Still summer. Nothing as elegant as Tasha, though. What a beauty she has grown into.

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