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Wednesday, July 09 2014

Each morning after the main chores are done, I try to take Lily for a walk in the pastures. We check the water troughs. Play fetch. Count sheep. Count cows. Make sure the neighbor's horse is still alive. Walk the goats. The only part of this checklist that Lily is really concerned about is: play fetch. 

She plays fetch while the baby bucks (read: one baby buck and two wethers) follow along. This can be a major downer to Lily who lives in an "it's all about me world" and she absolutely loathes when goats interfere with her game. Today I took the camera along and snapped a few shots of Her Majesty.

She played it up like a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model until I knelt down to get a shot and the baby goats stampeded up behind me. In a flash she went from Sports Illustrated to Clint Eastwood.  Check out this classic Eastwood squint:

"Do you feel lucky? Well, do you?"

Ahhh.... such is the true nature of a female Border Collie.

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:33 am   |  Permalink   |  2 Comments  |  Email
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The other day, my female was lying on the back of the couch (no kidding) staring out the window and surveying her territory.... I knelt on the couch and hugged her (she's a cuddly beast) and then whispered "Away" in her ear...whole body tense. "Come by" dog does flying leap off couch and races around house looking for the sheep... Oops. But highly entertaining. My male, meanwhile, who also knows how to work stock, looked sideways at me like "Duh, we're in town, and I have more important things to do. Like sleep." Gotta love females!
Posted by AlbertaGirl on 07/09/2014 - 02:18 PM
I understand! The baby bucks were quite offended that she glared at them in such a manner. They really don't trust the dogs, and when Lily gives them her Clint Eastwood squint, it reinforces their opinion that dogs cannot be trusted.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 07/09/2014 - 03:59 PM

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