Spent the weekend in Elijay at the farm of my good friend, Mark Sage. Took all four kids and tried to spend as much time outside as possible. Yesterday, I looked up and Bates was having an all-out stare down with another youngster...a small calf that wondered up to the fence to check things out.

Bates loves dogs and whenever he's around one, he makes all kinds of weird sounds out out excitement. But with this calf, he didn't make a peep. Just stood there and stared. As did the calf.