Kearney - Today we were at Miss Libbye's place in Central Kentucky. I was the only one who got to herd and I only got to herd once. That sure wasn't much fun. I really like it when I get to herd multiple times. Today was A course Ducks and B course Sheep - that is why Chase didn't herd and I only worked once.
It was really chilly this morning. Makes me a bit sorry that I am in the midst of a big shed right now! We got to the trial at 7:00 o'clock. It was just getting light. TM got Chase and me out and let us potty. I wanted her to get the show on the road, but I guess it wasn't quite time for my turn.
When it was time, TM got me out of the van. She clipped on the leather leash. I was VERY excited as I know she only does that when we are going to herd. We walked out to the cone and TM sent me. When I got to the right spot, the duck wrangler lifted the wire circle and let the ducks out. I almost fell over in shock! These ducks weren't like anything I had ever seen before! They were big and black - pure black! With an iridescent green sheen to them. I didn't want to get near them. I didn't realize that they were ducks at first. Once they moved a bit, and quacked a bit, I figured it out and went to work. I did a pretty good job with them. At the repen area, TM told me to HOLD them. I told them to freeze. One of them ignored me - TWICE! I couldn't allow that. The second time, I grabbed it by its wing and swung it around. TM squeaked! I let it go and TM opened the gate.
Even though I punished the duck, the judge let me qualify. I ended up in second place. TM says I am almost halfway to my Dual Championship. All I can say is "bring on the trials." I LOVE my job!!