The Silence Of The Rams

The Silence Of The Rams

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This week I was re-united with my dog Dillon after months apart and was eager to take him on his first walk in new countryside. We aimed for a short circuit of the moors and fields near the house – as the weather looked changeable.

We walked alone, but for the sound of small finches following us deep inside the gorse on the hill.

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A lonely – and it seemed, unwell – ewe on the far side of an ancient gnarled hedge struggled to rise and remove herself from the threat of a small woman, and a smaller dog.

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Further on we came across a group of around a dozen sheep – standing completely still and silent – and staring intently at us. After taking several photo’s we moved eastwards along the hedge – and entered the sheep’s field to cross it.

There were five rams amongst the group – one with horns three times the size of the others .. yet it was one very large ewe – a self-appointed bodyguard – who detached herself from the group and gave us the cold shoulder, bodily (with additional head-butting).

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We left the same way we had come – with a rather different view of life – having met a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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Dillon is feeling fine – if a little sheepish – and will be making new friends from the safety of the windowsill for a few days.

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It was a beautiful,if surreal walk and we were happy to be together again.

But for..

The Silence Of The Rams


About largelyhelen

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