Sunday, May 03, 2009

Started Sheep Trial

I DID IT !!!

I got my first leg on "started sheep" yesterday !!!

I surprised Dad yesterday, as I took it upon myself to circle the herd and keep them tight to him, so tight the sheep were bouncing Dad around pretty hard, typically I fall along side the herd and drive them very nicely, (like in the photo) but not yesterday, I wanted to try something new !!!

Dad says it was not a pretty run by any means, but it was effective, next time I will let him know in advance as to my plans, NOT !!!!

Oh, and don't think sheep herding is always done on bright sun shiny days, it rained all day, it was a tough ride home, Dad really smelled bad.


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

You done good, Gus!!! I knew you would. The picture shows you looking happy and having fun! Those are my priorities and as long happy and fun is invloved, everything else is gravy.

too bad Dad stunk so bad on the way's the price you have to pay for fun, sometimes.

Niamh said...

Congratulations to you and your Dad, Gus!!! Good job even if it was raining. Who cares about pretty? As long as you get the job done and have fun doing it, that is great. I am sure those sheep were impressed by your work.

Your friend,

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Well Done Gussie !

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Sheeply Talented!!!



Asta said...

That is pawsome..sheep make hoomans smell tewwible in the wain
smoochie kisses

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Ooo, what a nice blog this is! Your dogs are beauties!

Snowball said...

I think you have done a good job at herding.


Diane said...

Congrats, GUS!
Our Roper is hoping to try his first trial late this summer- it is great to hear about a fellow ACD doing good ;)

Raising Addie said...


No amount of rain was going to hold you back!!

Is the sun ever going to come out again?!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

The Army of Four said...

What an awesome picture, Gus! I love that you were bossing the sheep around and were running, running, running!!!

Lorenza said...

Congratulations Gus! Well done!
Kisses and hugs

The Cole Crew said...

Good job, ver impressive. Those logs from your Thursday blog look very inticing.

Ruby Bleu said...

Yay!!! Congrats and great work. I hope you made your dad take a bath after that!!! Stinky hoomans...yuck!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Mack said...

Dad had a case of the stinkies??? Good job Dad!

I know you have such fun herding, Gus. You are a pro.

Mason Dixie said...

I bet you smelled just wonderful Gus. =) sometimes last minute changes are for the best.

GSD Adventures said...

Always good to keep the humans on their toes. :D

Pruett and Daphne

Southbay Girl said...

YEAH!!! Mom and I were SO EXCITED to hear about your accomplishments!! We knew you'd love sheep! And I bet you'll love cattle too! Finding dog-broke sheep is the hard part!!

We're so excited for you, Gus. And we hope that Louie and Callie get the chance to enter an ASCA event as well!

Next time tell dad to take his camera and take mom and the reds!!



tula said...

Hey gus, how do you know how to do that?!! I always just count sheep in my beddy bed.. your way looks more fun.


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Gus,
OMdoG.. that's a great pic of you in action!! Sorry that you had to put up with your dad's smell on the way home.. heehee...

Maggie and Mitch said...

Great job, Gus! Did you stick your nose out the window the whole way home to avoid the smell?! hehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Suzuki said...

Pawsome job Gus! I am proud of you :)
Big licks to you

Bruce said...

Wow're awesome!

Aki and Poopie said...

yeah Gus!! you're so good. I chased after chickens whilst on vacation and i had a major scolding from the hoomans (nevermind the fact that i was too near the road and scared them half to death with morbid thoughts of what could have been *shiver*). hope to see all 3 of you with the sheeps! yeah!

drooly kisses,


The OP Pack said...

Congratulations to both you and Dad!!! So did you both get baths when you got home?

Tail wags, the OP pack

Girasol said...

keep the good work Gus!

Mango said...

That is so exciting! You are a professional now, right? Sorry you had to share a ride with that stinker. Hope he took a B-A-T-H when he got home (and maybe throw Callie in just for good measure).


Totally Timmy said...

Wow..that is so neat..except for the stinky Dad part!