Didn't go to the trial this weekend. The weather forecast called for potentially very bad weather (there was a tornado watch until 10:00 pm Sat night) and I did not want to be gone and attempting to trial my dog on a hill in weather like that. I got a bit of a stomach ache at the lost money, but it has taught me a lesson on where my priorities are. I over did the trialing this year, and I think next year, I am going to pick trials where I can get more runs (perhaps the Canadian trials) and not have to go weekend after weekend. It gets a bit tiresome. Also, I need a camper of some sort, as hotels are extremely difficult to deal with- they seem to charge you immediately, when you reserve, and getting your money back can be very hard.
So, since I stayed home, I decided to work Joe on the Cheviots. I worked the flock this time and it was only marginally better than with the three. They are just not workable by a young dog. The lambs were lying down, and the adults were splitting off. Yesterday, I went to my friend's place to work Joe as it was just a bad memory we formed on my sheep. He did very well- once I got him to stop trying to get around me to head the sheep, and not push so hard behind the sheep- which causes the former! I really like Joe. I worked him several times and he just got better each time. I always expect he will be exhausted at night after working, but he is not. It's amazing.
Got my house vacuumed on Saturday. Looks better, now I have to get some other cleaning done. This week will be geared toward cleaning and working the dogs.
Cooler temps this weekend, especially tonight. I bet the ram starts getting to work now that it's cooler.
Well, that's it for now!