Sunday, 31 October 2010

I need a Sheep Dog !!!!!!!!! Alpacas are Great !

Duke in the summer.....
Not a sheep dog !!......

I could have done with this sheep dog.........the one in the background....was confused !!


Today I foolishly thought that I'd try and move the sheep...into the next field.......as there is much more grass there..infact it was a good deed.....or so I thought at the time !!

First mistake...!!
I had no help...other than me and this soon turned into an ordeal......to cut a very long story short !!...I was there for over 2 hours.....and it turned into.....a 'I wish I hadn't bothered.....mind you...It wasn't a totally failed ..attempt....I eventually got 4 in ! Whoo Hoo !!

After several attempts......of getting them within...10ft of the said gateway.....I lost the battle...I had break-away groups...and I went for reinforcements......this was after about 4 attempts......and over an hour !

So I went to the house.....to get my help....now at this point I have to mention....I have a Dogue De Bordeaux...who is not the sharpest tack in the box....mind you she was on the lead...!! and I have a little Patterdale Terrier cross.....he has been mistaken for a sheep dog puppy ...!!! at times !

Well...even after my helpers created more havoc.....and actually were no help at all....we completely failed.....with the task...and I decided that these..bloody sheep....were not going with my efforts...no matter how I tried.....

I did give the local farmers this afternoons entertainment..as they were out ploughing their fields...and I could hear...them......in my head...I bet they had a bet on that I didn't succeed...and yes after hours.....I gave up...and went to the consolation of my Alpaca friends.....much more refined animals.....and when they ran down to see...me it just lifted my deflated spirits.......now if they had all been called Norris.....they would have followed me through the gate..so he is exempt from the above criticism...after all he thinks like an alpaca in a slightly more course...woolly jumper !!!

Anyway..after an alpaca moment...I was re lifted .....and just had to accept that I have wasted my two or more hours...achieving nothing......well I tried....and failed.....very well !!!

So the moral of the story is Alpacas....are great....and well...sheep are sheep....and maybe I need a sheep dog.......if I'm trying to move the darn ...things.....I will try no more...infact..I will ask the farmer...to come with his dogs....and move them....if they don't go there on there own...

I ain't no Sheep Farmer....and I have....No Sheep Dogs....Lesson learned !!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sticking to Alpacas....and Norris.... ...:0)

4 comments:

Terry said...

What a cute face Duke has! And your big dog may not be a genius, but he's adorable!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Sorry but this made me laugh, I know what you mean about hearing the farmers in your head. I regularly provide them with entertainment here with my imporvisations!

Good to see Dukester, give him a kiss from me.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Good that you keep us amused as well as the farmers Jayne...unfortunately you just can't reason with sheep...nice grass on offer or not!:)

Rob @ Wellground said...

Nice walking stick Jayne. Not as good as mine though ;o))

Rob