a March 27th, 2011

  1. Herding Videos From The Trial

    March 27, 2011 by myeye

    Here is the first part of Chase’s run from yesterday.  What I love is the crowd commentary about how well our dogs with no legs herd.  Because of the thunder and lightning and rain, the sheep were a little wild-eyed and took off at the twitch of a tail, but Chase did a good job overall and was one dog from Reserve High in Trial.  Video by Cheryl (as always)

    This second video is the second part of the Day 1 run — battery replacement was required:

    And today’s Reserve High in Trial Run — unfortunately the trees hide much of the action — we’re just not used to having that problem in New Mexico

    Susan has such patience — and it’s obvious that Chase loves working for her. Good boy, Chase!  Chase’s housemate Treasure was in season and today would have been a good day to breed her (if that was the plan).  As a result, Chase’s Started run took only two minutes and 46 seconds — he had things to do and places to go (he wished).

  2. Word From The Herding Front

    March 27, 2011 by myeye

    It thundered and lightninged all night, but was dry this morning in Georgia.  Chase was Reserve High in Trial and earned his second Started Sheep leg.  Both  Chase and Kearney were wild because Treasure is ready to breed.  Susan had Chase on a down stay for 30 minutes before she took him into the arena.  He spent that entire time quivering all over in anticipation.  Once in the ring, it was clear he wanted to CHASE SHEEP.  Somehow Susan controlled him, and he managed a reasonable run.  I’m lucky to have Susan training and handling him — a lesser trainer would have sat in the grass and cried.  High in Trial today was a Pembroke, so again Corgis ruled!  Treasure earned one of her HT legs.  Video later.

    These photos from Janet Suber:

    Coming Around


    Next herding stop is Houston and the Cardigan Nationals where Chase will try to finish his sheep title and begin on his Started Duck title.

    Janet brought Sally to play with Lowri and the girls had a wonderful time chasing each other in the grass.  It’s so much fun to see the littermates get together after an absence and recognize one another.  Party time!