"It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover." Don Draper
Sheep do make an excellent metaphor. They are just perfect.
Dogs actually nip the sheep, don't they? My own sheepdogs had an annoying habit of coming up behind and smearing the back of my knee with their wet nose. All three did that. Me in my underwear, letting them outside in the morning so they can speed off to their run and have a wee then race back, that gave them a chance to herd me, sniff me, leave a streak of dog snot on the back of my leg. Most annoying. It I looked at them they backed off, but I wanted to break them of it permanently. So I'd take an idle swing without looking right at the point at the door where they smear me. ))))swing(((( They're fast. I never once connected. I never did even tap their nose. They never did get smacked. And they never did break that habit. Total fail. All three remained stuck in their dogness, too fast to be knocked out it, too engrained to stop doing it.
Dogs actually nip the sheep, don't they? I was impressed that when one of the sheep lowered the crown of its head as if prepared to charge, the bunny showed resolve and actually advanced.
L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace!
The bunny is impressive. The dog is impressive as well-- Perhaps even more so for his restraint.I have a friend with a border collie and even though she doesn't have any sheep to rustle up, that dogs wants to herd. He lives to herd. He is hilarious to watch w/All that pent up energy. After a few whistles, he'll climb the tall cottonwood tree in their back yard.
My own sheepdogs had an annoying habit of coming up behind and smearing the back of my knee with their wet nose. All three did that.Terry Pratchett summed up that sensation nicely: "It's like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you."
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