So what does that mean for today’s blog. We did some evening herding and Anson is the subject tonight. I bet you thought all of my blogs were about Tess or Nan? Close but no cigar.
However Anson is a son of Tess. Delmar Scott is Anson’s sire. Scott’s sire is Imp Jim who is by Bobby Dalziel Wisp. Scott worked the 2nd largest cattle ranch in Canada for many years before I got him. He came here and was my cow and sheep dog and won first places and is a good natured dog. I loved him when I saw him as a three year old and had to wait for 3.5 years before I was able to buy him. Tess is my Open dog and she has done well. She placed 6th in the 2001 USBCHA Sheepdog Nursery Finals and was the third dog to ever get the ABCA papers on Merit. It is called ROM – Registered on Merit. It’s not easy but by God, she earned it and her pups and grandpups have own Open sheep and Cowdogs trials so the program does work and she is on heck of a dog. Scott, not a shrinking violet himself, won Reserve Champion at 9 Mile, one of the premier Cowdog trials. Scott can move anything and is kind to the stock.
Anson is a good blend of the two. He is biddable like Tess but is coming into his power. He need to mature some more but each time we work him, you see a stronger dog emerge. He loves to please you but is fearless on stock. As a pup, he was one of the first to crawl out of the box and wander about. He was quite ugly with a huge white head but now that he has grown up, he has turned into a stunning male with one blue and one brown eye. He is very good natured and a *jolly good fellow*!!
Click on the pixsa for a larger view.
Chuck came over and helped me with chores. I had to worm the ram and couldn’t hold him and worm him at the same time. I had overdid it on Saturday and pulled a muscle or did something to my chest where they wired it up. I also had a ewe that had a teat that was chewed on and it needed to be milked out and an antibiotic given to her. I tried to do that to her yesterday and after she dragged me around and flung me to the wall, the chest really started to hurt more. So, I called Chuck to see if he could come and help and he came to help me after work. He was a great help in snagging the two rodeo sheep and help them for me.
So after the chores, we did a little herding. Teddy, Clip and Anson got the honors. I’ll post later this week on Teddy and Clip’s herding. We worked on Teddy going into the pressure and by the end of the lesson, he was waltzing into the pressure like a pro.
See the one blue and one brown eye. Anson trotting up to see what was happening. (click on this to see the detail)
Anson waiting at the gate. Just like his mama!!
Reflecting on something. I am not sure whatit was but it must have been important.