Elias

I met Elias last night, going through Javier’s country.

I waited until the sheep had passed over to the other side of the road.

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We kept getting calls from police dispatch that our sheep were on the road near the lake. I knew they were not ours, but went to check them out, and there were 8 yearling lambs, the same breed as Javier’s sheep. I did not know the big bosses name, so I took a chance that the sheep might be back in the high country. Sure enough they were just coming home.

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I assumed Javier had gone back to Peru this spring like he said, and I waited to talk to this sheepherder.

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His name is Elias and he is friends with Javier in Peru. He came when Javier went home. Elias will be in the high country for a month with the sheep, and they will move them two hours away.

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His english is as bad as my spanish, but I thought it was sweet that he knew who I was. Javier had shown him pictures and told him all about us.

I invited him for dinner this Sunday, and will go pick him up at 8 when his sheep are laying down for the night. He has some amazing dogs.

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and yes, he is a real tough guy.

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