Kearney - Poor TM. The plumbing problem is not going to be an easy fix. She is going to have to replace her concrete sewer line. At least they know where it is now (it goes right under the heat pump). They will probably ditch around the old one, go out past the heat pump and then out to the "y" connector near the street. The plumber was astonished that TM hasn't had problems before now. He said they certainly have had problems with it in the past. Looks like TM is going to be using a LOT of my trial money!
I wonder what kind of job I can get. I am a very serious fellow. Not interested in girls anymore (boys neither). I work well under direction. Do you think a shepherd might need a good sidekick?
Chase, Lowri and I got to go herding this morning. I started on the VERY light lambs. They just haven't been worked a lot. I took them through the advanced course. That was after I put them in the round pen and then helped TM gate-cut the three she wanted to use. Then I pushed them out into the trial field. THEN I got to herd them.
Chase took the same lambs through the Intermediate course. I was kind of proud of him. He took the sheep from the Handler's cone to the Y all by himself. That was nice to see. TM has been helping him do that because he just didn't quite get it. But today, he did it all by himself!
The young spotted wether had broken his horn a while ago. TM noticed that it was pushing into his face and was going to wear a big hole there. She got me back out cause I am her "go to" dog. I went and drove him up to a corner so TM could put a collar on him and tie him up. I thought I was going to get to bite him, so I kept edging closer. TM told me in no uncertain terms that I had better BACK OFF! So I did. TM cut the broken horn off. The lamb seemed to appreciate that.
Lowri - I got to herd the six wild lambs in the round pen. Boy, were they wild. TM tried to just keep walking and let me figure out what I needed to do, but I kept getting a little too far forward and one kept splitting off back. I had fun racing after her and making her come back and rejoin the flock. TM finally stepped in and reminded me I was supposed to keep ALL the sheep moving forward. It isn't as much fun, but I guess if that's the job, I'll do it. TM told me I was a very good dog!