I applaud Michele Hewitson’s appreciation of Roger the ram and endeavour to become a shepherdess ( The Good Life, October 21).
For two centuries, New Zealand has ridden on the sheep’s back. Decades of
Poms dined out on our succulent lamb. Shearing great Godfrey Bowen identified the animals’ intelligence.
Roger the grumpy ram shows his intelligence by head-butting queue-jumpers in the line for a pat or a scratch. This type of smartness is not evident in cows, Kiwis or New Zealand First politicians, proof that the sheep is far ahead on the