Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, November 16, 2009

All His

"Honey, aren't they sweet?" I said as I was snapping the sheep's picture from the car.    "Okay, now pull up a little farther...."     

Then the picturesque silence was broken by the mad barking of a dog charging the fence at us. The sheep's dog; their protector. And excuse me, it's his fence.  
He let us know he didn't appreciate us looking at his pasture, looking at his sheep, and especially taking photos of his sheep.   He didn't like that we were even taking up space on the his road next to his fence in front of his house where his owners lived. Don't even think you can do more than a passing glance of his grass and his trees.   So....we drove on, but not before I got a quick photo of him and his sheep to share on my blog.




41 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

LOL....I like your whole Monday blog composition this morning!! From HIS pasture and sheep, traveling through the lens to YOUR blog!!! Love it.

Les Cotrions said...

Ohh! You speak Italian! Beautifu photos of the sheeps! I like them!
A nice new week!
Vale

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What a great protector! A REAL sheep dog!! Great experience!

Hugs, sherry

Karen said...

Love sheep! And that dog was definitely doing his job. Glad you got to take a few "snaps" though.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Lovely pictures, I have been inside all day and now it is too late to go out side being as it is almost 11pm! Blogs like yours remind me to look outside occasionally, thank you!

Blondie's Journal said...

The sheep are cute!! And the Lab actually looks friendly, but I suppose his bark wasn't!

Cute post! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Darlene said...

What a beautiful picture. Yes, just leave HIS sheep alone.....lol.

Stacey said...

I'm so glad he didn't get you. He's doing his job. :)

Lori E said...

Well the dog doesn't surprise me at all.
What does surprise me is you got your husband to slow down enough to take more than one picture.
Well done, better trained than the sheep's dog.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Such a protector. My goofy dog would say "Hey, stranger, come on in... let me fix you a drink. How about a cookie? Would you like to see where she hides her good ring?"

;-)
Julia

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Thank you!
andrea

Dragonfly Treasure said...

LOL Thanks for the chuckle. Love your post
*hugs*deb

Debra @ Common Ground said...

That first photo is just fabulous. I'm a real sheep fanatic! Glad there was a fence there, other wise Bob Barker would have been in YOUR car!
Debra

Cathy said...

Thank yo so much for your sweet visit this morning. I love hearing from new people. Please come back and visit often!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Tootsie said...

My parents had a dog like this one. Her name was Angel and she was a great piranese...not sure I spelled that right.
She was the biggest most gentle baby...but she was a special one...not all of these dogs are so nice!
I love the photos today...great post

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a peaceful setting with the sheep...until...barking dog takes over. Thanks for sharing! Also, so glad you visited my blog since I have now discovered yours and will be back for more inspiration from your beautiful cottage! ~ Angela

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

So happy to have found your blog. I read some of your older posts and enjoyed them so much. Wow!! Nine sets of dishes. I too have a thing for dishes. Loved your fall pictues and you are a great writer. I will be back often to see and read more. I read BNOTP too, so will watch for your tablescapes. I laughed out loud at your definitions of the word verifications on some blogs.
Have a great week.

GWENDOLYN said...

I love this post... it made me think of how God loves his sheep and guards us. Blessings!
Gwen

Deborah said...

Cute post. Your dog looks very sweet!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

The doggie looks like he could blend right in with the cute sheep :). Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Come back and visit! And if you have some stairs to show off, link up to my party on Wednesday!

Sarah said...

Aw, sheep are so cute out grazing like that:) Great post.

So nice to meet you, Janean!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you can participate in Mood Board Monday:)

Sarah said...

What a lovely Sunday drive. Thanks for sharing your photos. Love your blog.

Picket said...

I loved this! lol I also am a dishaholic and the post you did on the maple trees in that little town was breathtaking!

I want to thank you so much for coming by...it let me come here and find your beautiful blog...I'll be adding it to my blog list so I can find my way back! lo1 Hope all is well on your side of the mountain and that you have a beautiful week! ~Picket~

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great photos girl...Love the dog...I had a yellow lab that owned us....and it was the same way guarding over our ostrich and emu farm here...Thanks for coming by love meeting new people...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just me again...meant to tell you I'm now a follower...Hugs Gloria

Deanna said...

Isn't that the way it goes!
Have a wonderful Thanxgivin'!!!
d

Jane said...

Looks like it was a nice day for a ride in the country. The dog definitely knew his job! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I have purchased the skeleton keys here and there (one antique store I frequent had a dealer who had loads of skeleton keys for $1.00 apiece...I think I bought him out!) for the past couple of years so when I saw the PB keys I knew I had plenty of skeleton keys to work with to make my own version.
I see you live in Missouri...what part?
Have a great week.
Jane

see you there! said...

Isn't that cute? Good thing you kept to your side of the fence.

Darla

Brenda said...

Stopped in to thank you for stopping in. Having a look around. Great pictures. I love dinnerware also. Have a couple of sets I would love to add to what I have. Really like your pheasants.

KMfamily ;-) said...

thanks for stoping by my blog..im always welcoming new bloggers.

That pup might have been doing his job but im sure hes a sweetie at heart.

nice post

Beach Vintage said...

What a good little doggy. Doing his job well.

Annabelle said...

I'm a dish junkie without a dish room or even a dining room! Love your dishes. The sheep & puppy are so cute. :)

Wendy said...

Thank you for stopping by and saying hi today! I am so happy to hear that you painted your knobs and it has not chipped off. That was my biggest worry!

You posts have been so enjoyable to read and I love your pictures! I really enjoyed your post about your grandparents cottage! Through your writting one feel your love for them and that makes it the sweetest cottage I've seen in a long time!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello, so good to hear from you and thank you for stopping by! This dog is so funny defending his sheep....just like God does for us!

MaggieGem said...

Hey Janean thanks for stopping by blog today, yeah those specs are all the rage! LOL.

Love your post, it's great you actually slowed down to take a picture of the sheep and the dog, well he was just doing his job! :-)

Suzanne said...

I've just spent some time looking at your blog. Beautiful photos and posts. I've never been to Hiawatha, Kansas, but it is not on my "got to get there" list. Stunning! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it!
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup

Helsie said...

Hi Janean, I'm sooo glad you dropped in to visit my blog so that I could visit yours!
I have heard of those sheep guarding dogs and I believe that they are sometimes used here to protect the sheep from dingos
(our brand of wild dog ).
nice to meet you.
Helsie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I laughed at this post about this possessive little dog. I wish I'd had my camera yesterday when I saw a donkey sticking his head through the fence to eat the one small patch of grass/weeds on the other side. You know what they say...the grass is always greener on the other side! Glad you got the photos :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Dogwood said...

Wonderful...just wonderful. Love the pictures! Cute doggie...

Rita of Grammy's Sweet Nothings said...

Isn't that the way the Lord is with us? He's so protective of us!

Violet said...

Your post and photos really spoke to me ... how amazing that we have such a Good Shepherd who has done so much to protect His sheep!