Sunday, January 8, 2012
Lambs and Herding
Lowri - <giggle> MC has gone crazy with her new camera. She took 500 pictures of us herding today. We don't do enough for that many pictures.
Chase - I did enough for that many pictures. I met Gracie! She is the big, black cow. I ran around her a few times and I thought we developed some respect. When I went back to my sheep, all of a sudden she charged toward me. TM supported my decision to teach her a lesson. I DID. After I was done, it was back to the sheep and more walking around. I did get to "push" them on occasion, but it was mostly walking and driving.
Lowri - I worked the lambs in the round pen. Treasure had just worked them. TM says that she did a great job! She is taking direction and is having lots of fun. She is a good girl. I am NOT! It was really boring today. TM made me do lots of stops. I also started learning Walk Up. I was driving the lambs around the pen. That was weird. I much prefer holding the lambs to TM. I got to do that too. TM did it relieve the pressure of being a good dog. When we were done, I got to gate sort two of the lambs. TM wanted them in the field. When I got that done, I ran one of the lambs over TM. Sheesh, NO sense of humor!
Kearney - I got to do outruns again. There was a stranger standing with my sheep. I wasn't very happy about that. When I brought the sheep past the stranger, she spoke to me. Geez, it was MC - not a stranger at all! I did several passes past her until I quit flinching - even when she flapped her long coat at me. I did some good work. TM says I will get over being a chicken.