Matty Herding Fripp Deer
Last October, we vacationed at Fripp Island, SC. We’ve vacationed here many times over the years and look forward to two weeks of rest and relaxation. A big part of vacation is walking on the island, oftentimes with our dog, Matty (named by my wife after Mathesar of Galaxy Quest).
Matty is a Border Collie, a breed well-known for their herding prowess. Our previous border collies herded the deer of Fripp as well as us and even wind-blown leaves.
Looking at the picture quickly, it appears that Matty is herding the deer. However, a close examination of his head position indicates he’s looking to the left of the deer, probably at a squirrel. For some reason, Matty ignores the deer completely–he’s all about the squirrels, whether they’re on the ground or running about the branches of the trees.
I can’t explain it. At all. I’m completely baffled.
Anyway, I plan to post more photos from vacation soon.
By the way, while on vacation I wrote a second draft of the short story described in this post
I’m interested in many things, from Mars to space travel, music to books, movies to creating my own stories. My sci-fi novel, The Music of Mars, is available now.
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