FOWChallenge-Cast

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cast

throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction.

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Apart from a fishing rod, the first thing I remember

learning to cast was a sheep dog.

One would point an arm in the desired direction,

telling the dog to ‘way back‘ and all being well

the dog would charge off to the right or left,

depending on which way the mob was to be taken,

rounding up all the sheep in the paddock as it did so.

If the mob was to go to one’s left,

you would cast the pooch to your right and vice versa.

Twice in a dog’s life things did not always turn out just so.

First was when they were learning and

the second time was when they knew it all

and they thought you had made an error

because for 999 time we had gone left and

this time you wanted them to go right.

In their mind it just had to be the incorrect command.

Those were the times I inserted a few unprintable

additions into my vocabulary.   🙂

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