Friday, February 24, 2012

Look -A - Like

I went with Shirley( Ride A Good Horse) yesterday on a bit of a trip. We went not far from my home to see a lady about a dog. Shirley was having her dog Tess bred. I took my dog Kali up there as well because that's also where the sheep are. I have to say Kali is the strangest BC I've ever owned or been around. She shows little to no interest in the sheep...yet I know she has a natural interest in herding...maybe she likes bigger animals cause she sure has a lot of interest in working the horses. Kali doesn't chase balls or sticks ...Frisbee's ... she doesn't like to go riding with the horses... nothing really that other BC's seem so fond of. She 's either really odd or maybe I hate to say it she needs a different handler. Anyhow it was still fun to go out and watch Kali's Dad work the sheep .....he is really good at it. Kali may not have the instinct like her Dad but boy she sure looks like him...I kept telling the wrong dog to do things..unless they're looking at you it is pretty hard to tell which is which. 


I didn't get very good shots of Kali's Dad because ....well I'm not that good ....but dummy that I am I forgot this new camera has an Action mode da! As well as watching the dogs we got to see a brand new Lamb( A few hrs old)

This little one is the first signs of Spring around here. As well as nice dogs and new life there is some gorgeous scenery to look at.

I'll be taking Kali back up there in the Spring and letting P try to work her magic on her. Who knows maybe she will decide to be a working dog...but it won't really matter one way or other because even if she doesn't want to be a working dog she doesn't have to work very hard to make me a sucker for her.
Stop over At Shirley's ( Ride A Good Horse) she has way better pics.


Shirley said...

Kali and Moss are almost identical! It will be interesting to see how she does with P working her this year.

Montanagirl said...

Nice post (again)!! Love your photos. The scenery is breath-taking.

fernvalley01 said...

I wonder if she would work cows? Skeeter saw sheep once and tried to get in my pocket! Def not a guy who would do well with them

Janice said...

Sherry - I thought the same thing myself...I will see if she has any interest when we get out riding on the Range.

Crystal said...

She sure does look like her dad witha white face :) Maybe sheep are just not her thing, will be interesting to find out.

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Janice, Good looking dog, how old is she? have you ever worked her with an older (experienced) dog ?
Senses your going to camp at my place, I want to hangout in you green house.........LOL

Janice said...

Well Sam come on over....anytime.Kali will be 2 in April. She has had the opportunity to go out with older more experienced dogs ( including her Dad)she is not interested...we'll see after P takes her and I'm not there.It's OK if she doesn't want to do's not like I run a sheep farm and she has to:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

They do look alike! She just may not be a herder..I would like to try Chance on some sheep..or Ducks..he has a great herding instinct at least with a ball..we get him to go out and around and then stay..or come closer and lay down and wait..mostly with voice commands..but some hand signals too.
Great scenery..I am jealous as usual:)

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