Friday, September 17, 2010

Lost Border Collie

This tri-colored female border collie has been at the Salt Lake County Animal Services since September 5. She has a 2005 Cattle dog finals collar. If anyone recognizes her or knows her owner, please help her out.

You can call Salt Lake County Animal Services at 801-559-1100, ID # A345878

EDIT: good news. The community of border collie handlers mobilized and the original breeder has been found, and the owner will be contacted. .

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shedding and Penning, and Fun

Rodeo seems to have regained his verve, and I think I may be regaining some of mine, too.

On Tuesday, we did some outrun work, and Rodeo took off like a shot each from the outset, bounding along and giving every indication that he was having a great time. There was no need to jazz him up or get him excited.

Brian continues to insist that I need to be more firm with him, and a couple of times I was: He was so intent on the sheep that he didn’t come to me when I called. I got fed up with it and walked over to him, grabbed him by the collar, and literally dragged him to where I had been standing.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a Rocky Week

We went to the Rocky Ewe trial in Yelm, Washington, this past weekend, and let’s just say we had a disappointing performance. The trial was put on by Judy Norris, on a beautiful property not far from downtown Yelm. It’s primarily an equine facility, with lovely, manicured pastures.

The field was relatively small, with a tree line on the left and a patchwork of trees, open space, and buildings on the right. Spectators were also set up on this side. That made for a prime escape route for the sheep, and the exhaust pen had been placed well behind the spectators, so the sheep wanted to go that direction anyway.