Our three farm dogs are usually the first to greet any visitors with
a chorus of barking that unnerves most UPS and FedEx drivers.
It's not a bit surprising that many of the delivery drivers carry
a lot of dog treats and are now considered on the OK list by
our farm trio.
No matter what I am doing on the dairy farm, the dogs
wait patiently outside the back door so that they may follow me.
They are not trained to do anything helpful but it's
obvious that each one of them loves me unconditionally
and are happy to contribute a tail wag or a hand lick
to improve my day.
Even though the dogs don't understand that it's okay for the
cows to stand close to the fence or gather around the hay manger,
I'm thankful for the devotion of our farm dogs
that provide their own kind of daily love and encouragement
for dairy farmers down on the dairy farm.