Unlikely conversations : spin off

My Tale Weaver post was based, albeit loosely, on Maggie.
When we first moved to Lincolnshire in 2007, we started walking in country lanes, and she became known as the black and white dog that didn’t enter fields or chase livestock. Farmers here shoot first and ask questions later, especially when it’s the lambing season.
We were always grateful that our training of her not entering open gates of drives or fields paid off.

This particular day, Maggie came face to face with her first sheep.
Actually the sheep was in the field behind an electric fence, and Maggie was on the path on the other side of the ditch.
Now whether she was the first dog this woolly thing had ever come across is anyone’s guess, but the two each stood their ground, giving the other the dare-you-to-move eye.
I imagined their conversation along these lines:

Sheep: I’m a sheep, what ya gonna do about it?
Maggie: I’m a dog and could chase you if I wanted.
No you can’t. I’m in a field, protected by these wires, and there’s a ditch between us.
So what? I’m part collie part springer spaniel, expert at agility, fast, a high jumper and I’m smart.
Wanna prove it?
Nope. Don’t have to.
Why’s that?
You’re in a field.
So?
I’m not. I’m free to chase whatever I want when I want.
So?
And you’re not it.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Unlikely conversations : spin off

  1. Michael says:

    I see lots of occasions where such things happen and its always fun thinking about what the conversation might be….our little dog coming face to face with our big blue tongue lizard must have made for an interesting conversation. Thanks Di for adding to the tale weaver this week.

  2. SueW says:

    Love it, so funny! Thank you 🙂

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