Tuesday, February 2, 2010
He came to live at the HartSong Ranch Animal Sanctuary at just 3 weeks old. This video of Woodrow, “in mega play mode”, was shot one week later.
Of the many remarkable things about Woodrow, is his ability to detect “mass”…something…anything in front of him that might be a hazard, even though totally blind. We were able to capture this “gift” on the first day we allowed him away from the safety of his paddock when he made an immediate decision to “slam on the brakes” just before colliding with the fence and then, a few seconds later, he made the same decision before running into the car. How does he do this? What does he know that we do not? Fascinating!!! The truth of the matter is he’s most likely to bonk his head while exploring or grazing, something he does very slowly, so it really isn’t much of a “bonk” to begin with.
Now 4 months old, he is the master of his surroundings and much to Woodrow’s delight, everyday he discovers something new. Just a few days ago, I caught a glimpse of him meandering down the gravel road, a path he had not yet taken. Step by step, he courageously figures it out. His vibrant spirit-to-be, his happiness and undeniable love of life are just a few of the reasons why we do what we do within the gates of HartSong.