Thursday, March 8, 2012
MAX IS ONE SMART COOKIE
Max my yellow lab has been sleeping inside during winter. He has his own comfy bed and blanket and loves the comfort of the house. Now that Spring has arrived I reminded him that he is my farm dog and I need him to stay outside and watch the farm animals. I made him a very comfy bed with comfy blanket at the back door for him to be comfortable but, where he can watch and listen as a farm dog. I have been opening the coops about an hour before daylight and while the ducks normally lay their eggs in the duck nest box I noticed lately that someone must be building a nest as I have not been getting as many eggs. While doing chores I kept telling Max I need him to find the nest and show me where it is. Last night Max made a point of while I was cleaning water troughs to let me know that he wanted me to open the gate and let him in the pasture. He was very persistent about it. As Max made his way to the back of the goat area he kept looking back waiting for me to catch up with him. He went to a tree and kept looking down at the other side of the tree and then looking at me. I finally caught up with him and he was showing me the nest of duck eggs tucked behind a tree. Seven Duck eggs. I gave him a treat and thanked him for finding the nest and showing me where it was. Before going to bed I gave Max some extra attention and then made sure his bed was cozy for him. Upon waking and getting myself a cup of coffee Max was standing at attention at the back door giving me the stare and then looking down. I went around to where I could see and Max had all the Duck eggs that were laid by my ducks this morning in a pile, unbroken laying at the top of the steps at the door for me. Max is one smart cookie and he knows I am listening to him. Thank you Max for being such a wonderful farm dog and member of our family.