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In which we met some sheep

Posted: December 1, 2013 in herding
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This is rather late in coming, but it’s been a busy busy fall. Back in August, I took Jagger for his and my first herding lesson. It was quite fun and I learned a lot.

This will almost certainly be a one-off visit for a couple of reasons.  First, I believe in “go hard or go home” and don’t really do hobbies casually, so I don’t have time for a second dog sport. Second, Jagger made it very clear that he would not work for anyone but me. What a sweetheart. 🙂 However, this means there’s no chance of having someone more experienced work him directly. Which means I would have to really learn a LOT about sheep. I’ve been around sheep before in a limited way helping out on family friends’ farms, and I really have no interest in spending more up close and personal time with sheep. I like to wear their wool on occasion and lamb is delicious, but I think that’s as close as we’re going to get.