Well, we got Cisco as a puppy to work with Blue out in the fields, herding animals. And they say the dog must live in the home and not be exposed to the animals until they are about a year or they might have a bad experience…so we took that advice. Oh, and also, they are not supposed to chase balls, be on the furniture, or otherwise act like a regular, old spoiled dog.
And now he’s going to camp. Why? You know what they say about best intentions…
On the furniture and practically on the phone! Here he is below on his favorite chair. You can tell it’s his, as we’ve enabled him with the chair covering – just for him!
Oh, and did ‘they’ say he wasn’t supposed to chase balls?
As a result of our incompetence as collie trainers, he is off to the lovely farm in Canada where he will train with 2 other dogs and come back a changed dog. But we know they let the dogs sleep on the bed so, really, how much can he change?
BUT there is a silver lining as he departs. We have a new puppy: a Great Pyrenees named Sassy (short for Sassafras) who has just come to the farm. She will work with Cap out by the goats and sheep. But, I mean, is this fluffball too much or what?
She is in danger of getting the same spoiling treatment as Cisco, just saying.
Because with an animal this cute, how could you not spoil her?!
I think Jon and I may need to go to camp for some training.
All this while the veteran looks on…she literally just stole this ball from Cisco before I took the picture. I think she is offended that he’s not working with animals yet.