posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 05:46 PM
Oh_my_God! We had such a fantastic day! I wish I had gotten more pictures, but I will next time. There were a lot of other dogs (all Border Collies)
and livestock (goats, sheep, ducks) and a couple Livestock Guardian Dogs lived on the property, so I was surrounded by animals - my favorite kind of
Both my husband and I had a complete blast! I'm pretty sure our dogs loved it, too. I only got a few still photos of Basia and none of Jaia. I did
get some video of them both, though. I was completely enthralled with watching and since my husband was working in the ring with the dogs, taking
pictures just wasn't a priority. My husband LOVED this experience as much as I did, so that was a real bonus! He's already talking about doing it
Based on their personalities, I thought B'asia might run after and try to bring the sheep down, and Jaia would lie down in the ring and watch the
pretty sheep run around, but I was COMPLETELY wrong! B'asia did really well at herding my husband, but didn't seem to know what the sheep were all
about. A few times, she caught on a little, but she was sort of overwhelmed, even though they only spent 10 minutes in the ring at a time. Her last
round, she started to get more comfortable, so I think with more practice, she'd catch on.
Jaia, on the other hand, showed real promise! He caught on pretty fast and at one point, got a mouthful of wool, but otherwise, he was composed, very
interested, kept his distance, but you could see the herder in his eyes! It was fascinating! I am such a proud mama! He was just a treat to watch! He
responded very well to the handler and he was kind of a star today!
Anyway, here's two pictures of B'asia. I wish I'd done this years ago!