Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Off to the farm (Guest Blog)

From the desk of H.B. Moy, Esq. and Sheepdog Extraordinaire (in Training)

I'm so excited I can hardly keep my tail from helicoptering. You know how my people have sent Rafe to sheep camp twice and me to sheep camp exactly zero times? Well, my person is going to farm sit for this week and I get to go along. Only me. We're going to stay there together through the week-end. There are 10 acres with a flock of about 50 sheep (including cute lambs), a horse, two goats, a donkey, a bird and several felines.

There will be some other doggers there who live there, but they are old and can't work anymore, so my person is going to have to depend on me to help with the livestock chores. We went yesterday for a test run and I made the whole flock of sheep go into a little pen--even the day-old lamb (but my person told me that I had to be more careful with her because she can't run very fast yet. Whatever.). Then I made them come out again. There are even two rams, who can be mean, but were no challenge in the face of the sheep king.

I heard my people talking and they said that I would probably get to work a couple times every day--every day, dog bloggers. Can you believe it? The other person is going to bring the other dogs out a couple of times so they can practice too. But, it's me who's going to have to get the chores done, so they can play around all they want. I'm a workin' dog.

H.B. Moy

p.s. Pippin got tummy tagged by Kingsley, but she doesn't ever lay on her back (really-she never does), so I have to step in to bat clean-up on that one. I'm good at showing my belly! I don't think I'll tag further right now, though--gotta go pack my stuff for the farm.

p.p.s. What a sad day we had when we learned that the hamsterrier FuFu had gone to the Bridge. We will miss him and know that his family must be very blue.


The Army of Four said...

Dear Hamish! Oh, WOW! You are such an important pup! All those sheeps listened to you? *sigh* You are AMAZING! Sometimes I can get Zim and maybe Dave to do what I want, but a whole flock of sheeps? I don't think so. I stand in awe of you!
Don't work too hard at the farm!!!

JustMeCopper said...

Wow, what a big job! Are the other dogs jealous or have you not told them?

Oscar Airedale said...

Wow, enjoy your time down on the farm. I'm sure you'll work hard & do a fantastic job.

Oscar x

Sophie Brador said...

Sheep?! What are sheep?

Cubby said...

Sounds like fun - do you het to eat one?

Sparky said...

Love that picture. I was just tummy tagged too! :)


chester said...

hey Hamish!

your bed matches your coat colour...tee hee hee!! i have a bed like yours as well because i'm red and white like you too!!

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