a October 31st, 2010

  1. Halloween Herding Report

    October 31, 2010 by myeye

    Chase dressed up like a herding dog and went trick or treating at Susan’s.  Today he rated his sheep — moved up even with their heads and then dropping back to their hindquarters.  That’s the way a herding dog checks that his charges aren’t contemplating a directional change (on their own).  That’s a huge increase in skill level.  Part of this video is of grass — Chase and the sheep were in the big field and moving fast.  Be patient, please.

    This second video shows Chase doing a splendid job of retrieving the sheep he pressured past Susan. It isn’t aimless rodeoing that we saw a few weeks ago. This is a workmanlike process of bringing the sheep back in a group.

    Cheryl also caught some lovely stills today.

    Outstanding in his field 10-31-2010Love this dog’s outline

    Ground-covering trot blog 10-31-2010Moving in on the sheep

    Turning blog 10-31-2010Turning the sheep

  2. Sundays Are Not For Lying Around

    October 31, 2010 by myeye

    The babies are in their 12th day — by tomorrow morning, Reba will have passed that all important 1# mark.  I am off to a herding workshop and hope when I come home to see some little eye slits.

    Run  over to The Daily Corgi — the 2011 calendar is on sale at CafePress and there is a link on Laurie’s blog.  The calendar is made up of hundreds of photos — both Pem and Cardi — that have been submitted to her over the past year.  I assure you there are photos you will recognize.  Two dollars from each sale will benefit CorgiAid.

    calendarpreviewrow1 - April 2011

    Recognize the three baddogs on the upper left corner of April?  And the dog in the flowerpot on the second row?