As I mentioned in an earlier post, Kate is my right hand here on the farm. It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that she can move whatever I need to wherever I need it. She proved this again on Friday when I needed to move 4 lambs to the barn to be sheared. This sounds rather simple, right? It would have been, except for the fact that we have all of our small sorting pens torn down due to lambing and that 2 ram lambs were in a pasture with one of our llamas. She had to sort these 2 ram lambs off from their buddies while being kicked at and chased by the llama. The look on her face was priceless. She couldn’t believe that the llama thought that would deter her from the job that needed done!
Even as a puppy, she has always been a very serious girl and has an amazing work ethic. She successfully sorted the 2 off and pushed them through 4 gates down to the barn. The 2 ewe lambs had to be sorted off from a group of 9 ewe lambs that are attached at the hip. She did this without even a bat of an eye.
Here you can see her intensity.
This sounds rather silly, but I am so thankful for the not so great dogs we have had to help with the sheep. Because of them I don’t take Kate for granted and appreciate everything she does for me!