Friday, March 27, 2009

More travel

I was visiting the blog list this morning and this posting reminded me of a highlight of our tour in Ireland. We'll be treated to some sheep dog trials. I got quite excited when I read that part of the itinerary.

Sheep dogs at work are just the best thing to watch. I love their agility and speed. And I enjoy their feistiness. It's just astounding what these determined dogs can accomplish with the silly sheep. I love wool but I do think that sheep are not lovable animals.

Although I am more of a 'cat person' , I admire these dogs because they are so good at what they do and seem so darn happy in their work. This happiness must be, I think, a direct result of being good at their job. I can identify with that.


Penny said...

If I was a sheep, I would think that humans were quite, quite mad to wake me up in the middle of the night and stick some strange gadget on my back and then send me out prancing around the fields in the dark. I highly recommend reading Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann for a sheep's view of life (they solve the murder - not those stupid humans).

Joanna said...

That's the silliest thing I've ever seen! The best part of that video was seeing the dogs do their work. My two border collies don't do sheep herding; they're more into agility and flyball and canine freestyle. A couple of years ago Geordie tried it at a weekend clinic and he was a natural. He has very strong herding instincts. It was wonderful to see him act like the border collies in the video.


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