So no, not all ranch dogs work cattle. They may want to, but they just don’t seem to understand that they’re supposed to work the cattle, not play with them. And then there is Missy. I saw these photos come in off the vet-clinic Facebook page, and they gave me quite the chuckle. Jodi had said that Missy liked to play with the cows, but I didn’t quite believe her until I saw her photographic proof. Missy’s posture and body language are so clear in these photos that I almost didn’t even need to caption them.

Happy Christmas, Missy. I’m glad that you have Morris, but I do hope that Santa brings you some cows that have a bit more Christmas spirit. This lot certainly didn’t want to play any reindeer–or dog–games!