Sunday, 25 July 2010

I’m not trusted

Apparently, I run away and don't come back, sending everyone out to the fields in a panic, in case I've killed a lamb... as if.
Kim

Kim really isn't trusted off-lead. No matter how much recall training I do, sheep are much more interesting. Two dogs who can be trusted are Sheila and Ben.

Howdy!
Sheila

At the Castlewellan Show last weekend, I bought a ball thrower from Guide Dogs. I've never had one before, I usually just kick a football for them. I was very excited about using it. Sheila was, too.

Can I have it?

I threw it, and Sheila kept looking at me. It went so far, that she didn't realise I had thrown it at all. I had to walk towards it for her to notice where it was - and then she didn't give it back. She even went far away so I couldn't reach.

Hi. I'm far away. *Nom, nom, nom*
Sheila

Ha ha! You can't catch me!
Sheila

You still can't catch me!
Sheila

You suck... because you still can't catch me!
Run! Faster!

HA HA... YOU STILL SUCK 'CAUSE YOU STILL CAN'T CATCH ME!!!
Sheila

Eventually, I did catch her, and she got annoyed.

Give it to me!
Ruining the shot!

Yeah. Thanks for ruining the shot!

You're welcome! Ball. Now. I will get angry..!
Sheila

I worship you, oh, Mighty Ball Thrower!
I worship the Ball Thrower

You will throw the ball, won't you?
Can I have the ball?


You threw the ball! Good woman yourself! Whoo-hoo!
Get the ball!


Later on that evening, I brought Ben out, too. He was a bit confused at first, but soon understood what was meant of him.

Oh, right... get the ball. Got ya!
Ben

Ball now please! *Grrs from Sheila*
Weird...


Ben has a whole range of ways to try and get the ball off Sheila. Jumping on her, grabbing her collar and pulling, nibbling her ears, lick her mouth, grab the ball from her mouth and give chase. There is also the 'lie down beside her and paw at her with your legs until she gets annoyed and drops the ball' technique. It's quite funny to watch.

Ben and Sheila


And it also doesn't work. Time to give chase!

Ben and Sheila

And also, for your enjoyment, in video form.


All of this messing meant that a ladybird was in bad drying ground.

Step on me... and I won't fly away... 'cause I'll be crushed... don't do it!
Ladybird


The ewes wanted food.

You have some nice grass there...
Ewes

And the ball got killed.

Ball

Are you going to throw that?
Ben and Sheila

 Are you going to let me go?
Kim

Are you going to include me in this post?
Fly

4 comments:

  1. I bought one of those to. I'm not really sure what happened, but Sam managed to get too close when I swung it and I bonked him pretty good. I don't use it anymore! :)

    I love the first picture!

    Sam

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  2. Wow, you guys have the life! Those sheep sure are cute, but not as cute as you doggies!

    Your pal, Pip

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  3. "I worship you, oh, Mighty Ball Thrower!" BOL BOL BOL BOL~!!!!! LOVED IT~!! i love reading your fun, hyper, silly posts~!! :D

    and that video was pawsome--sheila you smoked ben~! GO GIRLS~!! ;)

    xo,
    luna

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  4. I love these pics! What fun these dogs have! I can't believe the ball was killed so fast! I hope you have a stock pile of them!

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