The pictures say it all!
No, we don’t have a new puppy – her name is Mardi and she belongs to a friend. They had a blast together! Have a great day!
I received this in an e-mail awhile ago and it is so true 🙂
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simpe joy of a long walk.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day,be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
My friend over at Mud Ranch tagged me and I must reply with things that you may not know about me (I chose to do 5 just like she did):
1. In highschool, I was rodeo queen for our local rodeo. It was quite an adventure travelling around the state with my dog and horse. A time that I will always remember fondly.
2. I originally got my sheep to learn how to herd with my Cardigan Corgi, Darby. I was taking lessons and wanted to practice more often. The only way to do this was to have some sheep of my own. My husband was not thrilled 🙂 he grew up raising sheep and was involved in 4-H and FFA. He had Dorsets and proceeded to tell me about all of the problems they could have.
Life works in funny ways because later that week I got a call from my sister saying that she just picked up a little goat at a place and there were 2 sheep in the pen available as well. The conditions were horrible – an 8′ x 8′ pen with mud water for drinking and straw for food, with no shelter, in the middle of winter. I brought home the funniest looking sheep for $25 for the pair, a ewe and a wether. They weren’t great representatives of the breed…
but they got me hooked. After doing a lot of research into what these funny things were, we added 5 bred, regitered ewes.
I love this picture of them – Zettle’s Aspen, Zettle’s Hattie, Zettle’s Blackberry, Zettle’s Harley, and Zettle’s Ginger. Almost 6 years later, we still have Hattie and Harley.
3. Along the same lines as the sheep, I can blame the dogs for the ducks we have as well. I wanted to teach my dogs how to herd ducks and I fell in love with the little Call Ducks. They are very entertaining and have fun personalities, just like our sheep!
This is a picture of Kate herding ducks at a trial earlier this Summer.
4. I can thank my husband for my love of photography. He bought a really nice camera for me several Christmas’ ago and I was thrilled. It is truly the best gift I have received 🙂
5. It is 11:15 pm and I just heard on the news that It might rain tonight and I have 1/2 a ton of pellets in the back of the truck that I forgot to have my husband help me unload before he left for the weekend – ugh… I guess I better go put a tarp on it!
Here are some pictures from our play fest this morning…
Poor Darby really doesn’t have a chance to get the ball 🙂
So every once in a while Paisley had to be held back.
“Yay – I got it!”
“Throw it please, throw it please, throw it NOW!”
Kate decided to sit this one out, a little too immature for her this morning 🙂
Have a good day!
Another glorious day here, we are getting spoiled 🙂
Major wasn’t very impressed that I actually wanted him to sit and stay!
At almost 13 years old, he is still a handsome boy.
My sweet boy. He was called ‘The English Gentleman’ at a herding trial once and I think it fits him so well.
My goofy girl 🙂
You’ll notice that Paisley wasn’t included in this photo shoot. That’s because she has the attention span of a gnat and would have pushed my buttons!
Snow!!! Ok, it wasn’t a lot – but it was still fun!
It gave Darby super powers – he can fly!
For some reason, our dark colored ducks blended in, while our white duck stuck out like a sore thumb 🙂
We had some mallards stop by our pond for the afternoon.
Theron and Kate had a great time running and playing in it.