While I didn’t grow up on a farm, I did raise my kids in a very rural environment. There are great lessons for kids living a rural life, including knowing how to do all sorts of jobs around the property and paddocks to make sure things keep working well.
But, it isn’t just the people on the farms who learn to do other jobs around the property. Many of the animals learn to do things they wouldn’t do if they lived in the suburbs. (I once read about a kitty that used to go out to the chicken coop and collect the fresh eggs every morning; pretty cool, I thought).
Champis, the rabbit, is a natural herder. I don’t know how or if he was trained, but Champis can definitely boss those sheep around. While no doubt he has another ‘job’ around the farm, he is certainly impressive with his herding skills. The dog seems to be sitting back and watching; perhaps he is just happy he taught the rabbit so well.
Champis isn’t afraid at all of the sheep. He charges right at them until they start moving away. Talk about fearlessness. It seems doubtful that there are many sheep-herding rabbits out there – talk about being unique in your field.