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Wednesday, November 09 2011

There is a reason why this dog is Top Paw around here.


She doesn't have the raw talent of this dog:

She isn't as fearless around cows as this dog:

But she is more versatile than any dog we have because she listens . . .

 Lily closing the gate

. . . . and she tries to figure out exactly what we are trying to do and how she can help.

Got mice?  If so, you need a murderin' Border Collie!

Clearly with a little encouragement, a Border Collie can become as handy for rodent control as a Rat Terrier. (I'll spare you the crime scene photos of the victim. Other Half was astounded that I took them. What can I say? I'm a crime scene investigator. I take pictures of dead people . . . and dead mice.)

Talented pup probably isn't getting his fair share of moving livestock simply because it's so much easier just to have Top Hand do it.


                          "Which is soooo grossly UNFAIR!"


What can I say? I'm lazy.


Heaven help me if I ever lose my Top Paw.

Lily even did her civic duty last night and went out in thunderstorm with me to vote. She barked at the thunder and laughed at the lightning.  (While at home, Ice got scared and peed on my bed . . . . but I still love her anyway.)


Note: I've fallen behind in my email this week, so bear with me!  My virus protection ran out and I simply refused to re-new online (because then the pirates get your credit card number and happily re-new you against your will later. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.  Anyway, I insisted upon buying a hard copy of the software instead, and didn't get that installed until last night.  THUS . . .  my email stacked up!  I promise I haven't been ignoring you!







Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 04:35 pm   |  Permalink   |  3 Comments  |  Email
I need Lily here! Terri doesn't consider rodents any different from other herdable animals. Got a fat field rat running across your back yard? Yes, Terri will watch it until it runs up a tree. Got a gray mouse in the house? Yes, Terri and Flower the cat will watch it run around the bedroom and then say, "OK, it's bedtime now. Nite nite" (& hop on the bed). Got who knows how many moles making tunnel homes in the yard? "Moles? What's a mole? Can I herd it?"
Posted by Terri's Pal on 11/09/2011 - 05:57 PM
can Trace learn how to catch mousies and bop 'em on the head? he's a smart boy, he just needs Lily to teach him that this is part of farm work too! tho what are the digestive consequences of too many mousy morsels? always enjoy your pics and stories!
Posted by clairesmum on 11/09/2011 - 08:15 PM
I NEED Trace to hunt mice too! The little beasts have moved into the house!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 11/10/2011 - 11:52 AM

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