I read this morning that a good friend is one you can ask to come get dirty with you.
I was telling Karen what I had read, a couple of hours later, when she came to help me trim some hoofs. She just laughed and said she was already dirty. So, I would like to say, a really good friend is one who is already dirty when they come over!
The sheep at Cabin Spring Farm love Karen and today I realized why. Not only is she relaxed when she holds them and chats with them the whole time but, she also sings to them.
I love when things go so smoothly. Sometimes, it is just hard getting the sheep where I want them, not today. Sometimes, one of the sheep gets anxious and I get pushed or get stepped on, not today. Sometime, I accidentally clip a little short and draw blood, not today. Sometimes, I slip on something or even over my own feet, not today. Today, was delightful!
I remember one time one of the local vets I really like, came over to trim Beau's hoofs. He was so easy going and we moved slowly and chatted while he trimmed Beau's hoofs. Beau seemed very relaxed and a few minutes later the vet was done. He remarked, "this is a very polite llama". I was so proud of Beau but the vet made it easy for him to be polite. He didn't sing but he probably would have, if he thought it was necessary.
I just hope Karen knows I would do anything for her. I don't even mind when her buck goats are really stinky, thats just who they can be. I forgot to remind Karen of this, this morning, but I will tell her next week, when we are both clean and sitting at the new Thai food restaurant in town, for lunch.