You may recall Kizzie from my Illustration Friday entry a while back ( https://ldthoughts.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/illustration-friday-theme-gesture/ )which spoke of the love her family had for her. Today I would like to share some insight on Kizzie’s intelligence and instinctive herding nature. I was farm-sitting some time back when my grandson was between 2 or 3 years old. My daughter and he had come to visit the farm while I was there. We were all headed down the hill to the barn to feed the horses when Shaun enthusiastically began to run ahead. Both of us called for him to stop, hoping to avoid an inevitable nosedive as gravity pulled him more and more quickly down the hill…faster than those little legs could handle. Kizzie, who was lumbering along beside me, picked up her pace, trotted just slightly ahead of Shaun, turned and stopped him with the soft broadside of her body. She waited for us to catch up and take him in hand before she continued on down to the barn with us. Pretty amazing I thought!!