Abbey is one of our calves. We have a total of two calves and six left to come. She is very cute and about the size of a border collie.
More to come soon.
Isla was my little super star. Her first run she was almost perfect and placed 1st. The second run I made some mistakes but managed to hang on and finished 5th. The best part was Isla won the overall Pro Novice award. I am very happy with her she has come along way.
I guess Kipp forgot how much time I have put into his training and getting some progress. He was like an untrained crazed maniac. And I have pictures to prove it. But I don't feel like being reminded of it so I am not going to post them. So back to the drawing board with Kipp.
Trying to stay warm around the fire
Just alot of coffee please
After Saturdays blast of winter we decided to head for home while we could. The drive home was great clean and dry roads. So I am not sure who won the Open as they are still running today. Hopefully the weather has smartened up. So back to the training field to get ready for our next trial in two weeks.
I also want to thank my friend and travel buddy Penny Caster for taking most of these pictures.
This was only the second time my dogs and my sheep have been in this field. Any boy did it show. My sheep are Katahdin running bastards. Sort of like Mexican jumping beans only not. No matter how dogged they get the never get heavy. Made it easy for my dogs to run after them or quickly flank around them and bring them back to me. With all disregard to me whistling my head off. It is going to be a long week. I really hope that my neighbours can't hear me. They must think I am a crazy dog lady.
Anyways they both have their outruns down pretty well. Kipp could stand to go a little deeper at the top but not bad. When it came to the driving he needs some practice. He seemed to get so far away and panic. The sheep would start moving faster so he would just flank around like some sort of safety net. Oh man is it to late to chicken out.
On a good note Isla is working really well and has been for the last month or so. She is my "go to" dog for sorting sheep, loading trailers and anything else that needs to be done. I am super happy with her.
My second favorite thing is our driveway alarm. Lets me know when ever someone has drove in our yard. This Innocent looking birdhouse is our high security.Dru's favorite thing is chasing Jet. Which is good because one of Jet's favorite thing is being a lure coursing rabbit for the border collies.
Of course Isla and Kipp's favorite thing is working sheep.When not working Isla is at my feet or close behind me.Kipp's second favorite thing is his red ball.