Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
photo from Louise
Rob comes from Eric and Louise in Northern Alberta. I have been looking for another dog for sometime and stumbled upon Rob one day while cruising the net. Rob is four years old. Somewhat of a world traveller already at his young age. Born in Wales , move to the Netherlands at 17 months old, then moved to Canada with Eric and Louise last fall.
Rob has some close relatives doing very well on the trial field over in the UK. He is a full brother to Merion Jones's Joe (6th at the world trial last year) His half brother is Kevin Evans Jaff. Jaff is father to Kevin's Mirk who won the international supreme last year.
Rob is settling well and getting lots of work. I am not sure if I will run him this year. Right now we are just getting to know each other. More pics coming soon.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
The Oppressive Heat
(Above is a pic of the trial field)
This leads me to the things I am thankful for. (I know a little early for thanksgiving.)
1. My trailer
3. Tankful of gas for generator
4. Air conditioning
5. stopping at liquor store.
6. Friends that also hate the oppression and want to hangout.
7. Lots of mindless movies to watch.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
(New man in my life. More about him later)
Risk is here as well. He is just yet to make his debut.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Many stories I will never forget and some I am wishing I could forget. Woody got to put his money were his mouth is on Saturday night. After many people tried to pen the sheep and failed. Woody got to try his hand at herding in Isla's capable hands.
Below are some pics of Isla in the pens.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Up until now Risk has been tense and anxious around sheep. Which usually leads to alot of gripping. This close pen work really done alot for him. When things got crazy I did pull him back so that his cohort could deal with it. Risk was an apprentice to Jed.
Notice in the background the broken tent. Some very nice girl had lent us this tent for shade. And about 20 minutes after we set it up Isla was teaching a strappy ewe a lesson and snap. Luckily we came up with a quick fix and still had shade.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Lisa, Jenny and I in our stampede gear.
After two days we moved on the the Calgary Stampede. This was my second time and I felt more prepare. The sheep were tough to pen and it was really luck of the draw. You really only needed a pen and a good chute time to get into the finals. In the second go round I had my sheep in the pen and was about three inches from closing the gate and I ran out of time.
In the end it was Pam Boring and Mirk who pulled off the ultimate $10,000 prize.
I stole this pic from Lisa. I just love Pam's look on her face. She had just closed the pen gate and looked up at the clock to realize she had just beat the previous fast time by one second to win.