Can you see the line of Canada geese flying right to left? They stretch for most of the picture frame…just incredible! I’ve been so excited this week…the Canada Geese have been spending nights in our upper pasture…can you just see my silly grin?! When they fly in the late afternoon, I stand outside, arm stretched toward them, welcoming them home. They fly so close I can hear the strong whomp, whomp, whomp of their wings, hear their soft voices and, almost, feel their pulse. What an absolute gift!
I was late to Zumba and Yoga this morning because I had to take photos. This morning the Canada Geese were waddling amongst the sheep, not a care in the world, sharing breakfast and talking quietly to each other. Neither geese nor sheep seemed frightened but then, I wasn’t all that close. If I had walked any closer, I’m sure they would have gathered themselves and taken to the air.
Sadie is a registered Rhodesian Ridgeback and, originally, bred in South Africa to hunt lions, guard the farm and herd cattle. Keniba Kennels is her breeder and they have excellent examples of the breed and breed for conformation and health. They haven’t been breeders quite as long as we’ve had a Ridge but we found them to be quality folks with incredible Ridges and we’re thinking of another Ridge in the spring. Krazy. Yes, I know. But, once you’ve had a Ridge all other dogs are simply canines. Even my beloved Abigail, a Jack Russel Terror, with her huge heart cannot compare to a Ridge. In a word, a well bred Ridge is simply magnificent and Sadie is all that and more! At five months, every fiber in her body screams Champion but we’re not show people. We don’t care about showing, we hate the politics, nor are we interested in breeding; we only want Sadie as a beloved family member. We’ve been blessed with two such Ridges, Shaddie was a Champion and, more than once, protected me and the farm from what could have been a bad situation. Shaddie was willing to attack for me and, eventually, Sadie will do the same. God willing, she’ll never be called upon to do more than stand her ground and protect us but there’s no doubt in my mind, should she be called upon to do more than that, she’ll be ready.
Until next time,
Blessings ~ Ridgebacks ~ Canada Geese ~ ears to hear the flying geese ~ family ~ friends ~ rural traffic jams ~ puppies ~ dogs ~