12 September 2008

brave sheep

Oliver showed his compassionate side this morning. We were talking about the weekend ahead and my upcoming judging assignment at a local puppy match this Sunday. A couple of weeks ago I explained this to Oliver. He has been to dog shows before and has watched them on tv so he understands the basics of what goes on. As a result, he likes to say that I'm going to be "the pointer." He doesn't mean the breed of dog, he means "the one who points."

In the course of our chat this morning I mentioned being a little nervous about being "the pointer." I've never done it before and I'm worried. Oliver had the perfect response. "It will be alright, Mum. You need to be a Brave Sheep*."

*The reference is Mem Fox's brilliant book The Green Sheep.

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