Thursday, April 9, 2009

R E S P E C T

Find out what it means to me, RESPECT...

The last time Lucy and I worked sheep, I decided to yet more odd things. I have to keep it interesting you know. Anyway, I had her move some sheep through a gate we haven't gone through before, but it was like a dog leg. Okay, check that off, done. Then, after through the gate, I had her fetch them to me when I sat on a bench- again, with the sniffing- those sheep must think I am the food lady. They are so calm when Lucy fetches them to me while I sit. It's like a little tea party. Then, I had Lucy fetch to me with me unseen. The sheep really are pretty heavy when there is no human in sight- so I gave Lucy encouragement, and she got it done. As usual.

Then, still later, I had Lucy bring the sheep up to the fence where Danny was on the other side. Now, this group is testy- they want to bust past the dog. Lucy is a veritable cuttin' horse. If someone tries to bust by, Lucy covers, and turns it. If someone tries to jump over her, same thing. Always thinking, always premeditating their thoughts. Just dares them to try it. Danny was keen keen, but I think he must be getting annoyed that he can't GET to them. Yes, he could- he can get through the fence, but ssshhh- don't remind him.

Lucy is good with her walk ups. Lucy just goes forward- how else to describe? A few times, Lucy backed one or two right up- as in they just walked backward- and didn't end it with a grip, or zip. I do believe her favorite things are 1) outruns 2) covering, preventing from going where they want, and 3) walking into their space. The rest of it is just fluff to her.

Sheep respect Lucy, and she's finally starting to respect me...

Oh, and we left the pasture, and walked around the pond. I just opened the fence, had her fetch them out and away we went. Cool. She knew where she needed to be so they wouldn't take off, but kept them to me nicely. That was another different, neat thing.

Then, I have learned, that McDonald's is very good for weight loss. As in you buy their food, and it' so gross you don't eat it. I just hate that food, so much.

Anyway, it was a good day.

2 comments:

BCxFour said...

The worse case of food poisoning I have ever gotten was from a McDonalds grilled chicken club sandwich. It took me over a year before I would step through their doors again. Ugh...horrible.

Lucy sounds wonderful though!

sheepkelpie said...

I just wish they would improve their menu... Food poisoning- that's just bad...
Lucy was a good girl for now...