Princess Diary by Effie Bahnhof

Sheepin’

May 13th 2009 1:12 pm
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Sunday Mom & Dad asked me to go for a ride...fun! We drove far away, up 400, past familiar towns & strip malls to Dawsonville. When we finally stopped there were sheep running across the driveway! Big white sheep being chased by a dog. I was not scared.

We went to the back of the farm to an enclosed area, where dogs were running after sheep in a fenced area. 3 big white fluffy sheep. Each weighed 100 lbs. I got a turn!!! I was hooked up to a long line by a nice trainer. She led me around behind the sheep. At first I did not understand what to do; I looked back at Mom and Dad with the video camera. The other dog outside the fence was interesting too.

But then my instinct kicked in, it was OK to chase and herd the sheep! I was in my zone. FUN! Did I say FUN! Because it was more fun than day care, dog parks, waking Mom up early, or birthday parties. She led me both ways and then 1 sheep was all mine. I tried catching him and almost took a nip while Mom gasped and said lamb kabobs. What’s a kabob? I was corrected and stopped; I just wanted to catch him so he could join the others. I chased them for awhile and was so waggy and happy. I did not want to stop but they said I was getting tired and was doing well. Not all dogs take to herding, some have no desire. Not me!!

We watched the experienced dogs herd the sheep and then went to lunch outside, pizza, not lamb ;) I got crust!!

Best part is, I get to do it again in the next month or so! Till then, I can watch my video.

Ta, Effie
The Shepherdess

 
 

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Barked by: Saphira, CGC (Dogster Member)

May 14th 2009 at 12:51 pm

Oh, Effie!

That sounds SOOOOO exciting!

Can you put your video on Dogster so we can all watch you herd the sheep?

I'd love to try that myself!


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