Watching over the Sheep

Trudy does a lot of work maintaining the sheep. All her spare time is put into the sheep and the pastures they are on. When she is not around she is continually thinking about what she needs to do next to keep the sheep healthy and happy. Since her dogs are key...

Yellow-bellied Marmot

A Yellow-bellied Marmot up at Ya Ha Tinda Ranch in Alberta. It is interesting watching the social interactions of Marmots. I enjoy watching their behaviors but I also find their appearance appealing. I like their hair colors and how they combine. This one was...

Zed, the Rough Collie

I enjoy watching different types of dogs work. This Rough Collie Is Zed, owned by Sally Wells. I thought it interesting watching him work sheep on a windy day so had to get a photo. I have to wonder if the wind made the sheep lighter that day or if it was the added...

Thats not a flower!

The sheep are out grazing up by the yard. It is always fun to watch the lambs explore and experience the world. The lambs found the humming bird feeder interesting. This Clun Lamb found the bee on the feeder...

In the Eyes

When there is not stock to work this it the look Vaider gives. He is always eager to do something. He would like the activity to be livestock but as long as he is doing something he is happy. He will wait all day for me and then treat every moment we are together like...

The Great Grey

This was the first that I have been able to photograph a Great Grey Owl. This Owl was photographed in Water Valley Alberta. There was a Red-winged Blackbird that was pestering the owl so I did not get a lot of time to get different shots. I find it interesting to...

Old Timer

Spending time with Ty the other day, my thoughts went to the old. They have so much experience that we take for granted. They have seen things that some of us will never get to see. Some of their experiences they likely hope we never have to experience. They have...

Another day with Chuck

Chuck was out on stock again today. He is a pleasure to work. He is willing to go around his sheep but he is also willing to come right into them. I like it when a young dog is willing to make mistakes like that especially when they will think and let you give them...

Vaider

 As a trial dog, Vaider has been doing well for me at USBCHA sheepdog trials running in the Pro/Novice class. He has been doing well enough we are getting him ready to move up to the open class. As my working dog, Vaider has been a reliable helper. He is always eager...

Chuck is one year old now.

Chuck is growing up. He is a year now and just beginning his herding training.  I am liking that things do not bother him; if he makes a mistake he just tries something else. He has a nice feel for the sheep and has nice cover and walk up presence. He is strong on the...

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