03 June 2008

Precious moment

This is Gibbie, the resident border collie at Hunterston Farm, nosing up to Precious, an orphan lamb that was hand-raised. Gibbie also likes to sit near the chicken coop and watch and protect the five chicks, as if he were their father. They run about all over the place, right in front of his nose, and he never harms them. The hen doesn't mind him being near by, but she squawks if humans come too close. Gibbie stays out there all day until the chicks are all safely nestled under their mother for the night, and then he goes home to his house. Gibbie is named after Sir Gibbie in George MacDonald's novel of that name.


Anonymous said...

I'd like to say that I am a HUGE Gibbie fan!

Sørina Higgins said...

Sounds like Chauntecleer in The Book of the Dun Cow.


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