Saturday, August 16, 2014

Herding Demo

My friend asked me to do a herding demo for a group of kids at a horse camp. I was excited but nervous. The sheep don't actually live there, and the fencing is meant for horses- not sheep. lol. I had fears of sheep running amok through the horses, and on to the highway, or down the coulee. Thankfully none of that happened and it actually went pretty well!!

I used Leo mostly- Brit is better with kids but was a little wild. lol. Leo was good though- he didn't even notice the kids until he almost ran into them.

We used the kids as obstacles- first as panels, and then someone had the bright idea to get them all to stand in a row and weave through them... talk about tricky. lol.  Kids don't stand still ever. And don't listen. You can see in the photo the kids are actually petting the sheep.

In any case it was a lot of fun, and I could be convinced to do another!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

So long little Nell

Nell leaves today to start her journey to her new home. I am thrilled for her. She is going to a fantastic home where she will be loved and spoiled for her whole life. Couldn't ask for much better than that. I wish her the very best in her future. <3

I've had a lot of foster dogs. Too many to count even. Some I remember, and some I don't. But sometimes there is that something a little extra special, and it draws me in. I think with Nell it is a combination of how long I've known her (since she was a baby!), and her temperament/personality. She is all the things I like in a dog. It's shame the timing wasn't better for me. 

But six is plenty thank you very much. 

Farewell little Nelly.

Saturday, August 09, 2014


I am not a people person. That's why I am a dog person. So I am not sure why I torture myself with the whole team sports thing. Don't get me wrong. I love my team- we are team awesome after all. But it's hard to lead a team. Being in charge has it's perks. And it's not so fun times. Mostly it balances out. But lately I feel like I am not doing a good job of leading said team. So I am frustrated- mostly at myself. I am sure that once the busy summer months are over that it will all settle back down. But in the mean time I keep telling myself how much my dogs love this game, and how much I like it. lol

And on that note I think I can safely say that this is Brits most favorite thing. She is confident, and eager, and always ready for her turn. And getting more and more accurate (which I am sure my team is happy about. lol)