Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sunday Sheepies

We are home and all is well. These last few days were very trying on all of us but I don't want to think about them at the moment.  I will be writing the clinic in a few weeks once I'm totally calmed down about their utter lack of communication from the price, to the operation performed, to just general updates throughout the day, but frankly I don't want to think about that at the moment.  I'd rather think about the fun we had on the weekend instead.

After a quick nap after our morning walk with Jetta, Cricket and Deirdre we headed out to a farm that Amanda is checking in on every few days for a few months.  It isn't just any farm, it's a sheep farm!  Lacey got to have some fun in the round pen with a couple of the woolie ones.

Amanda took the pictures - thanks Amanda!  I also have video but I haven't downloaded it yet so that will have to wait until later.

Every good working dog worth their salt, warms up by stretching and making sure they are one with the sheep poop.


Brit was sorting the sheep so we could get some good ones. These lucky ones got to go back to the field.


The experts Brit and Leo.


Here we go.


Sassy from the start.


Hey Amanda!  Are you getting this?  Look at them running over there.  :)



When they weren't moving there was a lot of this...


Which became this if they refused to move.  :)


Going in for a nibble.  :)


Her nemesis.  You can see him staring at her in most of the photos.  He wasn't impressed with the little pipsqueak.


The "Wheeeeee" moments.






The final stand off.


She had lots of fun and had much more confidence than I thought she would.  Thanks again Amanda for letting us come out and pretend to herd and for taking all the great photos.  :)

After herding, we went to the beach!  Ummm.... Lacey was exhausted and kind of overwhelmed with the craziness so she just stood around after cooling off in the water, so there won't be many photos of her, but there will be lots of her friends.  Stay tuned.  :)

5 comments:

Deirdre said...

You had a nap?!?! ;-)

Paws on the Run said...

Ha ha! I didn't but Lacey did. :)

Tammy Taylor said...

Looks like pure fun!

Taryn said...

Does Lacey truly have herding instinct? I would have thought the pug side would have canceled out the cattle dog side ;-)

Paws on the Run said...

I would say Lacey is much more cattle dog than pug in temperament Taryn. She didn't really "herd" per se but she chased and would definitely go in for an ankle when the opportunity presented itself. Coulee on the other hand doesn't even chase or stare or anything.