Darby loves to chase. Once upon a time, he actually ‘herded’ and did a really good job. He earned a couple ‘high in trials’ and made me proud, but it wasn’t what he really wanted to do. He really wanted to chase them away and then run back to bring them to me at a dead run. You should see the glee on his face when he gets to do this. Unfortunately, because of the stress it causes the animals that are being chased, he doesn’t get to do this often (ever).
The other day I had a job that had ‘Darby’ written all over it! Magoo, the llama, has been giving Kate a hard time. He wants to stay in the tall, green grass instead of going to the barn at night with the sheep.
I had already moved the sheep and headed out with Darby. He didn’t need any direction or coaxing from me.
He was quick to run out.
I love the look on Magoo’s face – like ‘really’???
Then Magoo had a change of heart. He decided that the little gnat was pestering him enough…
and Darby had a change of heart too. He lost a little bit of his bravado, but only for a minute…
Then he was back. Darby at his best. Corgis don’t know they are short.
Magoo finally started moving the way that he should and I figured they had had enough fun, so I did my best to call Darby off. His hearing is very selective 🙂 There are times when I think he is going deaf, but then I will shake a food bowl from around a corner to discover that his ears work just fine 🙂
Pure joy on the old man’s face!