Lowri - I don't think TM properly conveyed my awesomeness this weekend. I tried to tell her, but her typing just wasn't up to it. On Saturday, I brought a wild lamb, who was bouncing like a deer, back to the pen twice! He was loose, by himself, and I brought him back - WITHOUT putting him through any fences! I went out behind him and drove him back to the other lamb in the pen.
On Sunday, I went up on the hill, BY MYSELF, and brought the sheep back to TM. Most of the time, the sheep and I were out of sight! Did I give up? NO! Did I come back to check in with TM? NO! I rounded up the sheep and brought them back to TM. I listened! I did not do my normal "run right at them and chase them until they run to TM for protection." I LISTENED to TM direct me. Okay, so I took them around the upper part of the field twice. I figured out what TM was saying when I was a LONG way away! I was AWESOME!!!!
Today, I moved stock for the dogs that were there for lessons. I shouted out encouragement and directions to the dogs that didn't do it right. I TRIED to help them. That is hard to do when you are in a crate! TM let me out to move the sheep or ducks into the field. I am a useful farm dog. I do NOT get the credit I deserve. Just sayin'!
Today, I went and had preliminary x-rays of my hips. Even though I cooperated, they didn't get me positioned correctly. TM says the femur heads are well set and overall they think the x-rays are fine. She says we will go somewhere else for OFA x-rays later on. I have to be two before that can happen. TM did say I was a chunk and my diet will continue. BOO!