When a black kelpie rounds up the chooks

Helen, Jeni, Amanda's mum and Amanda at part of the road garden

Helen, Jeni, Amanda’s mum and Amanda at some of the road garden

Yesterday, Sunday 4 August, I went to look at a verge garden that Amanda Townsend and her family have built at Maroubra.  Beautiful and inspiring.

Then Amanda took us out the back of the house and I saw the funniest, most tender thing; a beautiful, so smart, black kelpie herding some chooks.  Both dog and chooks are on good terms.

It’s hard to photograph a black kelpie so the photos aren’t too good and they don’t show the kelpie’s tenderness, alertness and strategy for herding the chooks from A to B.

The funniest bit was when a couple of chooks got up on the trampoline and the kelpie followed them there to get them down.


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