Kearney - Chase got to go first in herding today. He got to do my job and have all the fun! I told TM that I wanted to do it, but she took Chase instead. He got to drive the cows out of the field (he can have that part!). Then he got to go bring the lambs into the pen. TM's sister called just as they got out into the field, so Chase had to do a long sit while they talked. The lambs just huddled in a group and didn't move.
Once the phone call was over, TM had Chase bring the lambs in and then used him to gate-cut the three she wanted to work. Then he got to take them into the big field and train on them. I don't see why he got my job! I am the good boy!!! TM was really happy with how Chase worked too. I just can't get a break.
When it was my turn, I started out doing my usual good job. Then there were a lot of distractions. I had a hard time keeping my mind on working. There were some guys on the property next door riding some VERY loud motorcycles and ATVs. It was so loud, I got nervous. TM didn't hold it against me. She was very patient and just kept telling me what she wanted me to do. I tried hard!
Lowri - I got to go last - again. TM let me work the six wild lambs in the round pen. She put me on a long line and had me drive the lambs around the pen. After that, I got to fetch the lambs and hold them to TM. It was fun. At the end of my lesson, I got to hold the lambs near the gate. TM had me hold my stop while the lambs left the pen. She told me I was the BEST girl!