Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Dangers of the Collective

One thing every one should be aware of is that when you bring animals into your life that have a natural herd or flock mentality--that can be a good thing, or that can be a bad thing! Personally, if a sheperd had been grazing my flock near a cliff, I might have asked (yes, perhaps quite loudly), "What were you thinking?"

We've seen this time and again with the chickens, all it takes is one hen to run after a fly, and suddenly every hen is running in the same direction! We've heard the same is true of sheep especially...why am I now thinking of the rallying cry of the Star Trek Borg, "You will be assimilated--resistance is futile!"

2 comments:

Kimchihead said...

Kind of reminds me of people, too. Someone starts a trend, and everyone follows! :)

happygardeningmama said...

So true...thanks for visiting!