Saturday, May 22, 2010

i am a farm dog

I am a farm dog. I chase chickens, herd ducks, and growl at sheep. I roll in the grass, guard chicks, and dig holes. I am not scared of geese (I don't care what you heard) and I laugh in the face of danger. I don't care for leashes, but I'll tolerate them when we're in town. I am a farm dog. I ride shotgun in the truck. I like the way wind feels from a dashboard cockpit. I am so helpful. I am the lynchpin of morning chores (I don't care what you heard) and I think the geese may be evil. I run so fast. I run fast uphill, and downhill, and over streams and past the barn. I am a farm dog. I eat with joy. I play without apologies. I bark like the whole world listens. I sleep like I own gravity.

I am a farm dog.

There are other things to be. They are all rubbish.


Blogger Tami said...

Jeesh! Jenna...he's just so darn cute!

May 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Mary-Heather said...

SUCH a happy picture!!! I love a good herding dog. (I have a German shepherd, myself.) That FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS look they get is the absolute best! Though, some days, I'm frankly not sure who is the smarter one...

May 22, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger EcoLife said...

LOL, that was awesome!

May 22, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

What a lucky little boy he is!

May 22, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Sense of Home said...

What a great dog's life. My cat's life would be "I am a housecat, I sleep all day, I own this house".

May 22, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
OpenID said...

Ha ha! I LOVE it! What a sweet little addition to your farm family. :)

May 22, 2010 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Great post. I miss my dog.

May 23, 2010 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Hi Gibson,
Thanks for writing a post. Your life sounds like a doggy dream. I think there may be another book there from a dog's perspective. My person read me your post, and I am not so afraid of the farm life now that you have convinced her I am not going to herd geese. You are getting so big, I am sure you will scare the geese soon.

Wish you were closer so we could play.

Cindy's 8 month old Aussie

May 23, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

I hear a potential kids book in this post. Ever consider it?

May 23, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

Be careful Gibs! Those geese can pinch pretty hard and then they twist! Ouch.

May 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger NYdreamer60 said...

Thank you Gibson for bring a smile to all of us this Sunday morning...

P.S. Mocha says "Never trust a goose"

May 23, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
OpenID said...

I don't like the idea of dogs chasing cows, but your post reminded me of this Sesame Street bit from my early parenting days:

May 23, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Velma said...

this is what a border collie lives! well captured.

May 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Farmer's Daughter said...

My dog Duke could have written this!

May 23, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger M said...

Cutest post ever!!! Reading this made me smile, and definitely brightened my day. Thanks. :)

May 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Flartus said...

Ha! "I sleep like I own gravity." Love it! Pitch-perfect punchline, too. Gibson may just give you a run for your money in the publishing world, too.

May 23, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Delena said...

What a great tribute to your farm dog Gibson. Made me smile and think of my daughter's sweet golden retriever Dixie!

May 23, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

That is just too darn funny, I love it. And it doesn't matter what anybody thinks either!

May 23, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
OpenID sissyjane said...

...and a stinkin' cute farm dog!

May 23, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Such a funny - and true - post from a border collie's perspective. Can't wait to read more from you as you grow up. Cute little puppy.

May 23, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger RenĂ© said...

Love it!

May 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

THAT is the attitude, Gibson. Do your thing. We'll all love hearing about every single moment.

May 23, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Manzanita Farms said...

Dear Jenna,

Your writing is "always" entertaining but every once in awhile your creativity flows out like a perfect gem. This post is absolutely classic!! Love it.

May 23, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger lasharb said...

What a cutie! He's growing so fast too!

May 23, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Sonny Jobe said...

You know what they say: Dogs have family. Cats have a staff.

May 23, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
OpenID kragore said...

wow, localnourishment, I haven't seen that clip in ages... thatnks for making me smile! :)

May 24, 2010 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger joie said...

Very sweet, Jenna! I love it! I can just imagine that adorable little guy saying all that! blessings, joie

May 26, 2010 at 11:10 PM  

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