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Saturday, January 30 2010

Janet asked who Briar gets to play with and so I took a few shots of Briar at play.

Border Collie has finally lowered herself to play with the puppy.

It's often a bit one-sided, but Briar has fun. And more importantly, I feel it's necessary to let her interact with Lily so that she doesn't eat my Border Collie later when she feels her sheep are threatened.

Here is Briar's other trusted playmate. I can totally trust Retired Police Dog not to hurt her. Zena has raised both Blue Heeler and Border Collie. She is very maternal and adores puppies.

The ewes seem to have finally accepted Briar as one of their own. Yesterday I witnessed one of the particularly nasty ewes ask Briar for ear-kisses. Briar groomed the sheep for a long time. When she was through with one ear, she nibbled the ewe's neck. Then Briar went back to scratching her own butt. Ironically, the ewe presented the OTHER ear for cleaning and Briar obliged. I was completely fascinated and wished I had my camera. That's when I made the decision to allow her free access without barriers. Last night was her first night to sleep with the sheep with no bars. Our little girl is growing up! :)


Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 08:25 am   |  Permalink   |  2 Comments  |  Email
I'm sorry and I don't want you to think I'm mean in saying this but that has got to be the ugliest dog I have ever seen. Please don't hate me.I think I would of gotten that dog so I could tell people I have the ugliest dog in the state. Again sorry don't mean to hurt your feeling, but dam. lol
Posted by konny on 02/01/2010 - 12:00 PM
Hehehehehe . . . Why, which dog are you talking about? (giggle) - the Border Collie, the German Shepherd, or the delightfully silly Great Pyrenees/Komondor cross? Bless her heart, Briar wasn't selected for her looks. (although they grow on you!) She was selected because her parents are working livestock guardian dogs and I know two adult full brothers who are also great livestock guardian dogs. I've learned a long time ago that beauty doesn't necessarily "work" on a farm, and around here, unless you're retired, you have got to earn your keep. In Briar's case, her working ability is far more important than her score on the "Cute Factor." But I will say, she does really grow on you!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 02/01/2010 - 02:30 PM

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