Had a few glitches when the LGDs took off with the sheep when I turned my back to shut the gate and off they went up the hill by the end of the driveway. Brought them back and started again. According to this incident and the fact that I was using some "industrial strength" language with Sonny and Clarice to make them go back to the barnyard, Travis and Jennifer had a good laugh...but were sensible enough not to tell me till later! To those not familiar with Livestock Guardian Dogs, they are very independent and like to do things in their own time. Makes for great Protection for the sheep but when you scold them verbally, they walk at a snail's pace and look like the wrath of the world is upon them.
The rams were great heading up the ramp....after we got them into the penning area. Good dog Kip was our saving grace there! It was very much a team effort though with Jen and Travis as well. I don't work my rams very much so they only knew eat in one area and in the fall go visit the ewes!
The saddest part was finding Clarice the LGD around the corner of the barn after the truck pulled out crying for her sheep..yep broke my heart. She bounced back after she realized the dog sheep and lambs were still there to look after.
They arrived safe and sound near Melfort and hit the grass running....Bye girls! It is pretty quiet here but the new owners said I can have visitation rights.
|Here comes the Bus...|
|You want us to what?|
|I thought we going business class |
|Oh boy, window seats!|
|Travis and his sidekick ready to go.|