Friday, July 31, 2009

A Herdin' We Will Go

Mick and Kate were the chosen ones today.  Pat and Cheryl have a goat ranch out in Bend .  They needed the recently weaning moms moved into another big pasture away from their kids.  My dogs are always willing to work. I just told Murray, the other day, that Mick is officially retired.  Well, nope he is not as he was needed for the job.
It was already in the mid eighties by the time we were moving them this morning.  Luckily there is plenty of water for the dogs to cool off and swim in.  Kate helped herself to the canal as Pat was showing me the path we were going to move the goats.
Kate is waiting IMPATIENTLY  for us to start work.  She kept trying to move them all from outside of the fence and she would bite them through the fence.

When we got to the ranch Kate and Mick had to survey their work.

Kate having a little pep talk with the goats.

Now stand there until we are ready for you to move

I SAID stand there!

And we are off

Pat and Cheryl have 2 dogs from us, so we thought this would be a great photo opportunity.
Left to Right: Scout (Jen x Mick), Kate, Mick, and Spark (Lash x Sooner)
The dogs are showing there control on the dock

And all control must be unleashed at one point

Mr. Handsome, aka Spark

What fine form Spark has

Scout could not be left behind

Uhhhh, where did everyone go?

I just had to take a picture of the bathroom.  Who has a bathroom painted like this down at the barn? 

Some of the kids who were left behind.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Great Summer Day

The weather was actually pleasurable today with being not too hot and not too cold.  You could actually be outside with out breaking into a major sweat.  As usual the dogs had a blast in the pond.  When Rumor came here a couple of weeks ago she had never swam in anything deeper than a little kiddie pool.  Now the dog is leaping into the pond after the ball.

We have a new pet here and his name is Fluffy.  Connor is responsible for  giving him that name since it is his friend.

Come on in, the water is perfect.

OK, so Singe is not that graceful at times.

I can fly!!

Even old ladies need to take a plunge sometimes. 

Fusion is just like her dad Singe and Grandma Risk.  She loves the water.

I actually got a picture of Risk jumping normal.  Usually when she jumps her legs are running in the air.  

Connor is in the pond just as much as the dogs now a days.

Rumor on the move.

Please don't make me go inside now.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Puppy Names

Something happened to the names of the puppies.  I clicked Publish Post and it did, but no names appeared with the pictures.
Boys in order: Lava, Gneiss, and Skarn
Girls in order: Pelite, Jetta, Beryl, and Shale

Skarlet x Rock Puppies (1 day old)

Skarlet is doing awesome with her puppies.  She left them a couple times today to come out and exercise.  I always let the moms decide when they want to come out and run with the other dogs.  Skar made it apparent that she was wanting out with us.  Who could miss her barking/screaming at the front window.
The puppies are all doing good.  All of them are nursing and sleeping.  They even started to crawl/slither today.  Skarlet is a very primal mother and will move her puppies by picking them up her mouth.  I even got it in a picture.
The sire of this litter is named Rock, so we thought it would be great to have the litter them of different rocks.  I did not want ordinary rock names, so I did some searching on the web.