This Sunday it was a bit too brisk for us to go out hiking. I'm guessing Bunny and Morgan probably would have been okay, but Mr. Taleteller and I are wimps about the cold weather. This meant that our Sunday afternoon found us sitting at home with the dogs and watching a movie. The movie we were watching was Temple Grandin.
For those of you who have not heard of her, Temple Grandin is doctor who is autistic. Her field of study is animals. She has a gift for sharing what it is like to be autistic and also to design facilities for the safe handling of animals. Her autism has allowed her to think and see things the way animals do. Most of her work has been with livestock and the movie deals with how she helped to change things in the cattle industry.
One thing I'm curious about, though, is what they're thinking when we're not together. Do they wonder where we've gone, or are they content just napping in their various favorite spots? If we leave with just one or two of them, do they wonder why they were left behind, or why they got to go and the others got left behind? Alas, I digress.