Recently we lost one of our two farm dogs to age and infirmity.
Selkie was a humble and loving creature, perhaps not the cleverest
with sheep on a paddock, but excellent in the sheepyards. Rescued from
bondage in a bleak backyard, she was eternally grateful for the freedom
of farm life and companionship of children and animals. She had a trick
of plucking sparrows in flight from the air totally unharmed only to be licked
to death for sheer love of them. She is sorely missel by all whom she loved and who love her.