Don't tell anyone
I normally have Yoko tend my sheep on our acreage (all 3 acres on a mountain). Yo knows the sheep inside and out and the sheep know Yo. Yesterday, I decided to have Jet watch the sheep graze while I washed Yoko on the picnic table down by my roses. As soon as I called Yoko over to get on the table, I gave Jet a command to get around the backside of the sheep. You would have thought the sheep had seen a ghost. They were standing on their tippy toes facing Jet. Geeez.....I was thinking...Hey, it's only Jet! I obviously have spoiled my sheep with Yoko. Finally, they settled and I began sudsing up Yoko on the picnic table. I still could see some of the sheep, so I knew Jet was in the vicinity, hopefully, keeping an eye on the nine sheep, 4 adults and 5 yearlings.
Next thing I know Jet is bringing me the sheep. I'm not sure what he is doing and then, I count. EIGHT sheep, not NINE? Where is the smallest yearling Barb? "JET? Look back," I yell with authority. With that he takes off down the property. He doesn't come back. I'm starting to get a bit PO'ed at this point. I still have Yoko all suds up'ed. I tell Yoko to stay and I go for a walk down the hill to see where Jet might be and where oh where is the little (may I add, stupid) barb? I find Jet at the lower gate of the sheep pen. No barb? I say with authority (again), "Find her." Jet starts up along the back side of the pen. I don't see any lamb in the vicinity. Jet it's one thing to be old, but you're not exactly what I would call dumb, I'm thinking.
I probably take the dumb prize. Here comes Yoko up over the hill with soap suds flying, mud caked on her legs and a grin from ear to ear. She pens all NINE of the sheep. Where was the lamb? I'll never know. But, I do know that Yoko knew!
Unfortunately, for Yo, her reward was to go back up the hill and get re-hosed down and finish her bath. And, Jet...just for looking stupid, you're getting a bath, too.