Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Monday, 28 November 2011

A good little dog

(I know I have posted this photo many times , but I just love it! )

While moving cows one chilly night
I found myself in  a fearsome plight
Our two young bulls did take a chance
and began to dance an age old dance
They were not really after me
I just got in the way you see
As I looked round for a line of flight
my hero arrived in black and white
He nipped and danced and barked and charged
And those two bulls although so large
parted quick and went on their way
to quietly go and eat their hay

Some will read this with surprise
as this  dog can be a bit unwise
he is shy and silly often times
and has gotten into awful binds

But when it comes to cows
you see
He is fast and brave  
and that works for me

Stay safe and warm everyone


Anonymous said...

Fast and brave - now that's a compliment! Lovely poem.

C-ingspots said...

This made me smile...what a good boy!

CharlesCityCat said...

Aw, love me some Skeeter!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful poem ! Your knight in shining fur "smile" Have a good day !

GoLightly said...

Awwwww, the wonder dog, Skeeter! Cattle dog extraordinaire!

Skunk stupid, but hey, when it really counts, he's the big dog!

Great poetry, as usual, FV!

Ami said...

Awesome! He is indeed a hero!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Fun poem, easy to read and a wonderful story to share.

Cute photo, too.


Shirley said...

Skeeter saves the day! Great poem!

Nicole said...

Such a great dog! Dogs are the best anyway, sometimes comical, sometimes helpful, always best friends!

Mama Mess said...

Thanks again for such a lovely poem, you have such a talent!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Sometimes big things come in small packages. I still love the pic too.