Our Melt Your Heart Max
by Rebecca Spence
(Maryville, Tennessee USA)
Our Crosswinds Jamin Airmax "Max"... is probably first in flight as he runs through the pasture. He came here to Crosswinds in October of 2011. He has won our hearts and those who meet him. He carefully watches over our baby calves and our grandchildren. Sometimes I wish he would herd my husband too! He springs through the pasture as if he is floating on air. He watches for the geese to land on the pond and the deer and the turkeys.
There was one day though that he got more than he bargained for... If I remember correctly, and I do, that was the day when both Max and my husband were outwitted by "The Skunk". I was at my post high up on our deck when I saw Max stand at alert.
I began roaming the pasture with my eyes. At the east corner... there it was! By now Max had taken off like a bullet to rid his land of this intruder. The only word my mouth and brain could agree on was RUN! Of course by now my husband saw what was about to take place and he heard me yell run... so that's what he did. He ran... straight into the skunk. He and Max both fought a good fight but lo and behold the skunk won that day.
My husband and Max came in with tail between their legs and smelling like something had died in their pants. The skunk trotted off, feeling a bit more boastful about himself and then there's me, let's just say... once I was able to pick myself up off the ground from laughing so hard, this little lady had to change her britches.
Keep a merry heart and have an Aussie day.