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Black and white Sunday #48 – Herding Sheep


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Both images were created in Snapseed.

My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop You Did What With Your Weiner, My Life in Blog Years and Dachshund Nola.

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  1. August 18, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    Bet the collies enjoyed themselves!

  2. August 18, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Love these shots, Jasper looks very proficient…will have to check out this Snapseed.

  3. August 18, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    What cool shots!

  4. August 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Doing what they were bred to do.

  5. August 18, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    I love to see dogs at work….Jasper looks like he knows what he’s doing!

  6. August 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Get em’!

  7. August 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Great shots! Fewer things happier than a working dog!

    • Mel
      August 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

      THanks! I love it too.

  8. August 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Lovely photos. I love watching dogs work.

  9. August 19, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Go Jasper. I used to live on 40 acres of hilly country and my Shelties weren’t very good at working the sheep but they used to love chasing them and catching rabbits πŸ™‚ The best sheepdog we had was our little JRT Josh. He was totally self taught and would leave digging up a rabbit burrow to come and herd the sheep. A couple of our paddocks were 12 acres in size and his little legs would really have to work to climb those hills. He had sides and a stop and barked when necessary, if he’d been a proper sheepdog he’d have been called a handy dog because he could do everything. He was a very special little man in so many ways. I’ve made myself cry as well as smile, it’s only 2 years since I had to let him go and it still hurts a bit.

    • Mel
      August 19, 2013 at 6:47 AM

      Josh sounds like a special little boy Sue. I’ve never met a JRT that could herd. Chase rabbits? Yes. Herd? No. That is amazing. He must have loved living there. I love that he got to do so much in his short life. I’m only guessing, but I would bet most dogs would want a life like that. I am so sorry he is gone.

      Jasper spent more time chasing than herding that day. I was hoping to start training him to compete, but we discovered his sensitivity may not be suitable for herding. 😦

      • August 20, 2013 at 2:43 AM

        Um yes, I had 6 Shelties and none of them had a stop! They just wanted to chase the sheep, no natural instincts there, I think Josh got them all πŸ™‚ We’d leave the Shelties home and just take Josh if we wanted to muster the sheep!

      • Mel
        August 20, 2013 at 5:47 AM

        That just cracks me up Sue. How hilarious! A JRT herding sheep. πŸ™‚

  10. August 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Looks like they’re having a blast!

  11. August 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    I love your pics!! here is a little link to Lightroom (crash course) if you want to know more about it http://tv.adobe.com/watch/max-2011-design/lightroom-3-crash-course/ this was our homework for last week πŸ™‚ it’s an hour long, but it can show you what it can do… I am so excited about using it for my photos since I don’t really do heavy editing (photoshop).

  12. August 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Well now, that looks like fun!

    • Mel
      August 21, 2013 at 7:13 AM

      It most definitely is fun! πŸ™‚

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