Monday, January 28, 2013


The Gus exhibits more Heeler behavior than Border Collie when we are around livestock.  Actually, out of control Heeler.  We are working on it.

First I wore him down a bit with about 15 minutes of ball.  Then we got the leash, cookies, and stock stick and went to the sheep.  I didn't have to threaten him with super glue even once.  He stuck his stays.

And mostly paid attention.

He even stayed when he was certain that he was about to be eaten/stomped but the huge animal tippytoeing up behind him.

He is really afraid of Robert.  I wasn't fast enough to get a shot of Robert breathing on poor Gus.  Rob wanted to come add to the nose prints on the camera.  

The sheep really like Little Sagebrush.  

Cactus, not so much.  

Elliot thinks he's a pretty handsome fella.

Gus thinks he bears watching.


  1. Looking good! Just watched Away to Me. You'll enjoy it if you aren't already seen it.

    1. I haven't seen it yet but I will---and I'll make Gus watch too!

  2. You got it done man! Learn to herd is a big job. I used to be one of the got the stance down. I'm not so go anymore, I really can't see and move fast enough...but I still know how!



    1. I bet you could, Fuz. Ask your Mom for some hi-vis, slow moving sheeps!
      Glad you're feeling better.


  3. Mika had out-of-control heeler for a while, until she got really, really butted by an angry dwarf goat named June.

    After that, she had a little more respect for them!