Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Back from camp (Guest Blog)

Rafe here.

Been gone a while. Missed my Flock. Specially young Kyzer. Found out I'm a Trooper with Army of 4. Good, thanks. Copper's a grand-dog, good.

Here's a video of me [and trainer], working. Hot out. Camera dirty.

First, just quick outrun and fetch. Next a bigger outrun. [Hay feeder for sheep in foreground.] You see me flank very wide. Sheep are light, I am powerful and have strong eye. Sheep start to hustle. Used to be, I'd turn in and stop too soon. Sheep wouldn't move. At camp, learned what to do right. Then, after lift, bring them to trainer. Next shot, don't know what's going on. Think I'm moving sheep. At the end you see the pen. Sheep go in it. That's my new job. Working on it.



The Army of Four said...

WOWZERS! That was so cool! That one sheep tried to resist your orders, but you MADE him do what you wanted! Way to GO!
Hey - we'll be back to posting on Thursday (special day, Thursday ...) and then Storm will put up your animated gif file AND she said she has a special mission for you and a couple other Troopers for next week. Cool, huh!?!?
Glad you're back home!
Play bows,
PS: Tell Kyzer that if Fox wants to be in the Ao4, Storm said it's OK. She let Tia, Sitka's feline sister in. Just let us know!

Oscar Airedale said...

Wow Rafe, I am so impressed with your sheeop herding skills! I would be so useless at that I am sure.

Oscar x

kingsley said...

Very neat..

i would love to have your job!!

Ferndoggle said...

Cool Video Pippin! I could watch herding all day long.


JustMeCopper said...

Hey ... it's me Copper the grandog here ...

I gotta tell you herding just looks like a lot of running around in the grass to me.. fun running around in the grass ... with sheep. You'd have to explain it more to me. I don't know HOW you just KNOW how to do that!!!! I am suppose to be a big threat to badgers but I don't hink I would have a clue what to do.

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Pippin, We missed you! We've been gone a while too. But we're back and you're back and everything is right with the world again.

kingsley said...


you have been tunny tagged!!!