Love the pics! In fact, I love this blog! Thanks for sharing and your ox and dog are both very beautiful.
October 25, 2011 7:08 PM
Thanks for your terrific blog! I love the anatomy diagrams. Scout is handsome and the dog is cute, too; not to mention the lovely family. So much good info, presented beautifully.
May 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Shepherds of the Landes
Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection
The use of stilts by shepherds in the boggy, brushy country of the Landes dates back to the early 18th century. The stilts helped the shepherds make their way through the brush and vegetation, helped them keep their feet dry, and enabled them to view their flocks of sheep from a distance. Today the Landes is home to a large forest of pine trees planted in the middle of the nineteenth century. The shepherds in this illustration appear to be herding cows.
Checker ---The Comedian Larry T. Dake
My Australian Kelpie x Border Collie dog with Suffolk rams in 1988, while herding sheep in Eastern Oregon.
Texas Cattledog "Western Bank Note Company, Chicago" Copyright 1882
Collies By a Pen John Sargent Noble, (1848-1896), British