Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring time is definitely sheep herding time and what better way to practice the craft than chasing Mark down the street. Spencer does this with such delight that he has earned the name "George Leroy Tire Biter" and can be heard for miles rounding up his prey...err...sheep.

Recently Tammy has tapped into her herding instinct and selected her own sheep--Spencer. He chases Mark, Tammy chases him--it's all perfect in sheltie world.

Tammy's chosen strategy is to let Spencer run close to her, then stab at his tail until she gets a sufficient amount to stand very still and stop Spencer in his tracks. We are trying to teach her sheep don't have long tails and that when she herds in Pescadero her strategy may backfire, but so far she is enjoying herself too much to change.


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Blogger Joanne Huffman said...

I think Tammy is practicing for herding mountain sheep and I think Spencer could round you up some very nice bicycles. The dogs, as I knew they would, look beautiful.

Joanne

7:42 AM, March 24, 2008  
Blogger jackie said...

What fun photos of your furbabies! I love to see how our canine friends do their jobs. And how each one has its own unique personality. Y'all have some beautiful pups!
hugs,
jackie

4:08 PM, March 24, 2008  
Blogger Karen Owen said...

Boy, have I missed a lot. Spencer has honed his herding skills, and Tammy is adorable! I have to check in more often!

Karen

9:49 AM, March 27, 2008  

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