Bodacious aka Mr. B & Cat Shepherd

Bodacious aka Mr. B & Cat Shepherd

It has been a very hot week for a big woolly cat, so Bodaciouse has had a hard time working in this heat and has chosen his jobs very carefully.

Nearly 80f (26c) in the shade today!!! Hot Hot Hot for a Woolly Cat Shepherd

Nearly 80f (26c) in the shade today at 12.45!! Hot Hot Hot for a Woolly Cat Shepherd

Due to this grass drying heat I have started feeding the lambs so that they can keep growing and not suffer from lack of palatable grass.

Mr.B Watching for a Straggler Late for Breakfast

Mr.B Watching a Straggler Late for Breakfast

Feeding the lambs seems to fascinate Bodacious and he never misses this part of the day. It is already very hot so he goes under the trailer in deep shade to watch his lambs.

Out of the Morning Sun Under the Trailer

Out of the Morning Sun Under the Trailer

Bodacious Watching a Lamb Grazing From His Shade Shelter

Watching a Lamb Grazing From His Shade Shelter

Sometimes the lambs try to join him but can’t quite figure out how to do so.

A Lamb Trying to Join Mr.B in Trailer Shade

A Lamb Trying to Join Mr.B in Trailer Shade

One of the jobs this week has been to power hose clean the horsebox as I will have to be traveling the country picking up all the pure Irish Zwartbles wool from breeders all across the county.

Mr. B in Dirty Horsebox

Mr. B in Dirty Horsebox

The horsebox has many uses besides moving horses, bringing home loads of hay, it also transports sheep, loads of rubbish to the dump, moves pallets of stones and building blocks.

Mr.B Looking Disgusted at the Horse Poo

Mr.B Looking Disgusted at the Horse Droppings

Time to get the power hose going and power out all the dirt from inside.

Mr.B Looking Disgusted at the Horse Poo

Power Hose Ready To Fire Up

Bodacious takes his time looking at the dirty horse box, he is a stern taskmaster.

 Surveying the Work to be Done

Surveying the Work to be Done

While I am working my taskmaster is lolling about under the trailer.

The Boss Watching the Job Get Done

The Boss Watching the Job Get Done

When I have done the job it has to be inspected very thoroughly.

Even the Ramps are Inspected

Even the Ramps are Inspected

The floor, walls and ramps all get a good walking over and sniffing before it passes inspection.

A Thrashing Tail to Show Approval

A Thrashing Tail to Show Approval

With a clean horsebox I am ready to hit the road picking up this seasons Zwartbles fleeces. When I get home Bodacious is on hand to inspect the load, which must meet with his tail flicking approval.

Wool Sack Inspection

Wool Sack Inspection

Ok You Can Unload Now

Ok You Can Unload Now

When the wool starts to be unloaded he has to give it the softness test which is his favorite part.

A Comfortable Cat So Passes Softness Test

A Comfortable Cat So Passing The Softness Test

Once he is on his woolly throne he over sees the rest of the unloading with a very superior look.

The Superior Being The Cat Shepherd

The Superior Being “The Cat Shepherd”

Mr. B Overseeing the Unloading

Mr. B Overseeing the Unloading

When all is done for the day there is still the evening walk around the sheep which Bodacious loves to do.

Mr. B Having a Conversation With Some of HisEwes

Mr. B Having a Conversation With Some of His Ewes

The final job of the day is to feed the lambs.

Evening Meal for the Lambs

Evening Meal for the Lambs

The last thing that Bodacious does at night is look at the Zwartbles Ireland twitter feed @zwartblesie and see what friends, other farmers and people all over the world are up to.

Bodacious Reading Tweeter

Bodacious Reading Twitter

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