Cutting collab Spring into SummerMana clenched her jaw a little as she watched the current participants in the field. Two and a half minutes was not a lot of time... She glanced over at her Tokota, the piebald female laying down in the grass with her tail wagging wildly behind her. Mana knew she was capable of doing it, but the playful female had a habit of joking around at exactly the wrong time, so the handler found herself a little worried. As if sensing her worries, Echo shuffled a little closer, lifting her head to gently lean it against her handler's leg. She had calmed down considerably in just that one movement, so Mana's worries slowly drained away, for now.It was evening, the light dimming as the sun set on the horizon, sending the sky into a brilliant dance of color. A strange time to hold livestock cutting events, but that didn't matter too much because really it was just the Tokotas that needed to see properly. Their night vision was much better than their handlers'... Mana took a deep breath and turned
Ode to Shel SilversteinThe world was quiet as the sun began to peek out behind the mountains that dotted the lands to the east. Birds rang through the trees, singing their songs of excitement that radiated from the forest around the rider and her Tokota. One of the pair, a half- human female, strayed forward and let a gloved hand stretch out to grace the green leaves of the freshly budding trees.She had pointed ears, signaling to the world of her elvish heritage. Brown hair spilled from a dark crop on her head, curling to touch her shoulders. Her skin was a light caramel, much like others who lived before her. She wore a jacket, which stood as a calling card, and was a symbol of her ranch. Her hands were ungloved, and fringed with llama wool. Before her fluttered the leaf, which was waxy and vividly green. Such a strange thing, the female thought with a smile as she withdrew her hand. In a world of cold and ice, life can form.She turned back to her Tokota, an orangey Tawny male who had a dark brown collar.