Monday, October 28, 2013
The Price of Love
For many of you who read my blog and posts in FB you know this amazing guy as "Sherlock" my all grown up bottle boy who is a kind, proud and very attached to me Cashmere billie. He is father to many of my best here and comes from the most impressive and loving male who lived here "Thor". Sherlock loves to lick my neck if I sit down, talks and walks with me all over the farm while I do chores. I would have never believed that I could be so connected to a animal as I am with him.
Lately, I have let him out of the fenced pastures and gates to go nibble down the driveway weeds, select some mint that is like candy to him and just spend some time away for all the pee faced young men. So Sunday evening I heard on the TV that a storm was moving into Colorado later that evening and I realized I better get the business packages down to the mail box before the weather turned cold.
Slipped on my shoes, grabbed the packages and out the shop door I went. It was already dark but still not that cold. I sprinted out the door and down the driveway I went. I was about 3/4 the way to the box when it hit me - BOY it is getting cold quick. I put the packages in the box and walked a bit quicker on the way back to the house. About half way there I realized I heard some movement in the tall grass and saw a shadow. I saw out of the corner of my eye it was a coyote shadowing me. I was not worried just keeping present with it's movement and then out of the glow from the barn light in the distance I could see this fast dark shadow running towards me. I could hear a faint call in the cold crisp air - it was SHERLOCK to my rescue.
To see this big fellow RUNNING... WOW Sherlock is not a runner unless he feels it is really required. He passed me with such speed and determination and that Coyote took off running to the forest like his butt was on fire. I whistled and Sophia started barking which sent the Coyote farther into the woods. I called out Sherlock's name and he stopped, turned and walked back to me. With those massive horns he has a swagger and I love seeing him do that - that is his happy walk/
He took his large horns and wrapped them around my knee's. I stroked his forehead and he spoke softly back to me. We slowly started walking back to the house as he kept talking softly. I walked him through the big gates and then bent down and hugged the pieces out of him. I am one lucky gal to have such a friend, protector and champion.
Now on the down side. This gal was only going to the mailbox so I had my silk Long Johns on which was going to be my PJ's for this chilly night, my lovely socks on to keep my toes warm at night and my favorite snuggle sweater that was to cover my aching back as the temp's dropped. Scrap all that because now every inch of them and my goose bumped body smelled like a big billie. I guess a small price to pay for such love and protection. Hate to admit this gal crawled into bed with freshly washed jeans and a sweatshirt - looked more like I was going to clean a barn or dig a ditch but lucky for me I do not need to impress anyone in bed.