trazer_ : There were two Australian Shepherds who were brothers. They were raised and trained as herding dogs, together for over a year. One of the dogs, Sweep was then sold to a sheep farmer, while his brother, Gyp, remained on the farm on which he was born. Funny thing about Gyp...in his entire life, he had never barked. Not once. He seemed to miss his brother a bit, but got over it as there were plenty of other dogs, and work to do which kept him busy on the farm. Three years later, Sweep, who had turned out to be an excellent herding dog, was entered in a sheep herding completion at a neighboring town. Gyp and his owner decided to go to this same competition, but as spectators. As Sweep took the field, and ran his course with the sheep, Gyp was noticeably interested in this other dog...his brother, which he hadn't seen in over three years. As Sweep completed his rounding up if the sheep, flawlessly, he walked with his owner over to the sidelines, where Gyp was. As Sweep came closer, Gyp ran over to him, letting out one, loud, solitary bark of greeting to his brother, and began playing and wrestling with Sweep, just as they had done when they were puppies. Gyp never barked after that, but he remembered his brother, his friend. Dogs remember. True story. Only One Woof, by James Herriot.
sageisdefinitelymyname : Ohmygod I love that book so much!!!
sageisdefinitelymyname : Where is it?!
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