Saturday, February 27, 2010
I had such a wonderful time with the sheep on my Birthday that I thought I'd share more of the photos.
*As always, click on any image to enlarge*
Dazzle ~ for Katie W.
Sable with Dazzle and Flash Dance...
(she is SO photogenic!)
And Dazzle is just so darned CUTE!
Of course we can't leave out the flock Matriarch
(and keeper of my heart),
I am so blessed.
"Now, THOSE are some good looking "chicks"!
That they are, my Dreamer .
You'll get no argument from me about that!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
In case you don't know: LGD stands for
Livestock Guardian Dog.
Livestock Guardian Dog.
Sable is four months old now.
She loves to spend time with the sheep and the chickens.
Most of the sheep have gotten quite trusting ~ even friendly ~ with Sable. For those who haven't yet, Sable instinctively doesn't push things. She seems to know how to reassure them that she means them no harm.
And they do!
Sable is making friends with the sheep!
These two (Sable and Dazzle) have become quite the buddies...
Of course, some of the girls are a little more hesitant to make friends...
Sable's in no hurry...
She's not going anywhere...
"That Sable IS kind of growing on me! I guess she can stay..."
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Enough about the chickens, let's talk Shetland Sheep!
Sable continues to mingle with the flock, daily, and shows neither fear nor aggression toward our woolly friends. It's too bad the same thing can't be said for the sheep!
Friday, February 05, 2010
Bella and Sable
Sable getting to know the sheep
Sable loves spending time with the flock. She never chases the sheep and knows to stay out of their way if they come at her, but she's not afraid.
The sheep are constantly trying to show her "who's boss" but Sable just thinks it's a game!
For the most part, the flock seems to have accepted my Sable puppy
"Dazzle" and "Chance"
Did anyone notice anything?
Even in the winter time, Daisy keeps an eye on things...
"Well, SOMEBODY better!"
Monday, February 01, 2010
We had a visitor in the Bluff Country this past weekend.
My Dear Friend, Katie (the wonderful lady who brought Sable home to me from Tennessee) drove down for a weekend of carpentry work! Katie is experienced with carpentry ~ and suffice it to say that I am NOT ~ so volunteered to help me build some brooder pens for all my upcoming chicks.
OK. I know. This is the SHEEP blog.
Enough about chickens!
And that is quite easy to do because it seems that Katie is totally smittinen with my lovely Shetland sheep!
Yes, Katie's got cookies ~ but she's a total stranger to my girls so I gave her a little bribe!
Chance, of course, quickly discovered that Katie had cookies in her POCKET too!
Dream didn't think she was getting her fair share of the cookies so came back to me to complain about it...
Even Alice & Destiny accepted cookies from Katie!
(Sable was there to give Katie courage)
Actually, she LOVES to go out by the sheep.
(Sable AND Katie)
We didn't get a whole lot of building done...
But I do believe a new Shetland shepherdess has been born!
It looks like I'll be paying for my carpentry work
with a lamb!
Yup, there's no turning back for Katie from Wisconsin!
"I wouldn't count on getting a lot of building done next week either mom!"