Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another Giant Bird

Mom spotted this huge bird while we were at the lake. We don't really know what kind of a bird it is. We do know it is not one of those ugly buzzards. He was so beautiful. Mom was able to get pretty close before he flew off. Of course Dad was holding Louie and I back so we wouldn't scare it....


PKPWV said...

Hi Gus and Louie, I just got your message-how cool that your dad found a place an hour away!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!! As for the "down" on the run-well yes eventually it's a good thing to know. I sometimes get so excited that I don't initially sit when mom says it-because the sheep are right in front of me!!! Mom's trainer says cattle dogs are harder to train on sheep-we aren't border collies! So it sometimes takes a little longer to get us ACD's on the way of the sheep! But it comes! I still want to get right in there on my outruns when mom is the furthest away from's just the cattle dog in me! We're meant to be on cattle!! But they are hard to find here in California!! So I herd what I can!
It might be harder for Louie since he's deaf-does he know hand signals? Mom has taught me a few hand signals-they might work with Louie. I think first they'll give you an instinct test to see if you like to chase sheep-then you slowly work from that point! It's fun. Mom said if you have any questions email her at pennysprague at gmail dot com

Isn't that a heron?


Maggie & Mitch said...

We were going to guess a heron too! He's very beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Snowball said...

That is an interesting looking bird. I wish I could be there to chase it.


Peanut said...

that bird looks tasty

Kathryn and Ari said...

I think it's a heron, too. And a really beautiful one at that. You showed remarkable self control, Gus. Good work!

PS- I think this makes you a certified caninaturalist now, too!!

happy said...

It does look like a heron, doesn't it? A really beautiful bird. You have a lot of self control Gus and Louie! If it was me, there's only going to be telling the story with nothing to show.

jan said...

Ooooh, he looks delicious. Would you like some recipes?

Misty the alpha Poodle

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
That is a big bird! Too bad you two were not allowed to be close to him!
Kisses and hugs

Mack said...

That bird was soooo lucky your dad was holdin' ya back!

4xBs said...

we know! we know! at least we think we do. we think it is a giant blue heron. we have those kinds of birds here and that's what they are. it's so fun to see them. you're mom got a good picture of it.