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Sunday, February 27 2011

I picked up the new ram this week.  His name is "AL," and he's a registered white dorper.  I LOVE the babies he puts on the ground.

While I was there, I couldn't resist this little girl, so she came home with me too.

 

I named her "Snip."

Briar met Snip yesterday. I was amazed at how quickly the dog singled out the one new sheep in her flock. She bounded through the pasture to introduce herself.

But she was just a wee too fast for young Snip.

  "EEEEEEKKKKK!"

Briar immediately checked herself, but first impressions are important and Snip had already decided this was one Big White Dawg that she didn't want to meet. Thus began the stalking.  Like a stalker in the grocery store, Briar walked at a distance behind her new sheep.

Eventually she was satisfied that she'd gotten a good sniff of her new charge, so I put her in the ram pen to meet her other new responsibility.

Fortunately she had learned from her first experience and didn't barrel over there like a kindergartener at an ice cream party. Instead, she eased over to her new ram, like Joe Cool, and . . .

 he ignored her.

So she was able to satisfy her curiosity pretty quickly, thus reinforcing the Prime Directive - "Thou shalt not scare the sheep."

 

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:04 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Sometimes the guard dogs will refuse to let a new sheep into the flock at first and keep the new sheep separated from the bunch. This means that Brair also approves of the new kids. Good Job! They look great!
Posted by sue in wy on 02/27/2011 - 06:51 PM
As Sue said she is one great dog for not trying to chase the sheep or ram off. Some LGD can be quiet violent. Well done pin up girl
Posted by Liz (Vic Aust.) on 02/27/2011 - 10:47 PM
I just love Brair, she is so cool and does her job so well. I am just catching up on your blog. Congrats on your upcoming wedding. Love that ring!!! Trace looks so great, I am sure he will make a super sheep dog along with Lily you can start to add to your flock.
Posted by Libby on 02/28/2011 - 08:09 AM
Thank you! I'm very happy with Briar, the ring, and Trace! The older he gets, the more responsive he is becoming. I am really impressed with this little guy.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 03/01/2011 - 10:54 AM

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