TM, Mama Cheryl (MC), Mama Penni (MP) and Papa Ron (PR) love and care for me.
In memory of DC Dora, CH Angus HXAsd, DC Kearney. Lost from our lives way too soon.

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Turn

Kearney - Yesterday was all about Lowri.  She is flashy and cute and a pistol.  It is hard to compete with that when you are so far advanced from flash work.  I am TM's Go-To dog.  I do the work that needs to be done with the lambs.  I am supposed to do my job slowly and quietly (or sometimes fast and quiet).  The goal is to keep the lambs quiet and relaxed.  If I do say so myself, I am pretty good at that.

 Yesterday, TM wanted to check out the lambs, so I held them for her.  Today, I rounded them up and put them in the hold pen so she could give them shots.  I stood at the opening and did not even let them think about trying to get by me.  It is all done using that calm, but commanding, presence.  TM got the lambs checked and shot in about 10 minutes - and that was from leaving PR's house, getting to the barn, setting it up, doctoring the lambs, feeding them and getting back in the car.  I am a very good Go-To dog!

Here I am checking in to make sure this is where TM wants the lambs.


  1. And you look very handsome helping, Kearney!

  2. Great job, Kear. You are awesome!

  3. Kearney, you've grown so much since I last saw you. You're not a silly little puppy anymore, but an awesome dog. You sound like a very handy dog to have around, too.

  4. Yay! gotta love the good working dogs! Good boy Kearney! Hope you got a good paycheck re: dog bone for your hard work!

  5. I have to tell you, Kearney was VERY impressive as he "held" the lambs while his handler left the field and went into the barn for something. I drove up about then and Kearney was continuing his "job" of holding the lambs in one spot while Susan was out of sight. Amazing! What a great helper he is!

  6. Kearney, it's not always about the flash! Being the go-to guy is just as important. You do a great job, and you're handsome to boot! I do have a certain weakness for red-and-white boys though....