Autumn came.. Truly gloomy, foggy and cold. Cats are coming back home soaked to the bones and landscapes.. look like illustrations from novels about my country’s darkest days.
On a day like that I went for a walk to nearby forest to catch some foggy yet still green photos and.. as usual, my plan got luckily turned upside down. Firstly by my cat. And after that by my neighours’ dogs and cows :). I walked not more than 100 meters away from house when I heard sweet kitten crying “mom! wait!”. Layla, our siberian cat noticed me leaving and decided to join. Meowing, she followed me and accompanied till she got startled by neighbours’ cows. Real countryside 🙂
Those, as every morning, were heading slowly for a pasture led by two people and three cheerful female dogs. Two german shepherd like and one curly haired. That poor litte ball of fur is not allowing anyone to comb her hair and good keepers are cutting off bigger chunks of her matted hair only when she’s distracted and accidentaly lets do anything to her. The dog was originaly ownerless, no one knows whose she was nor what adventures she had. Important was, that she sniffed a good man on her way, showed up in his house and could stay. Housewife managed to heal her eye remainder with sage, tame this poor ball of matted fur and turn the Cinderella into real shepherd dog!
Now, every morning the dog leads cows to the pasture and in the evenings she comes back for them with keepers and her german shepherd – like mates. She’s not chasing wildly my cats and when her dog mates are fighting and biting each other, she barks and brings them to order. This, I’ve seen with my own eyes. Guardian she is 😉
The talk with neighbors would easily take another hour, unfortuately cows, let free, scattered and chewed grass from someone else’s plots and my own cat disappeared.
Great story, isn’t it? Sometimes it’s good for plans to make unexpected turn – forest photo session turned out to be a pasture one, yet heartwarming in return 🙂 And my cat.. didn’t disappear, but waited for me at our gate. From time to time I have a feeling that I’ve got a dog too 😛
One more shot at proud cow – dog:
Such a story 😉 Hope you enjoyed it at least as much as I have 🙂