Friday, July 30, 2010

Hoot and Ben

Last weekend Ben came down from the San Juan Island and we worked sheep.  If you remember, Ben and I were the bloggers st the USBCHA Finals last year. We hung out with each other all weekend and people thought he was my husband. Getty, the husband was there but out playing Frisbee Golf. Getty was happy that Ben and I hung out so that meant he didn't have to watch the trial. Getty will only watch my runs or a few friends run, otherwise he gets bored! Ben and had coffee first thing in the morning, then hung out all day, blogging and in the evening, perhaps drinking! Of course, it really confused people when we called each other, "honey", sweetie" and other terms of endearment. We were never more than 10 feet away from each other and we had a blast. I told people that he was my kid brother and that worked. He really isn't my kid brother but I consider him like my kid brother. If I die or quit trialing , he is one of the people to get my dogs. Nan adores the ground that he walks on. Ben is also a baker as well as a shepherd. He makes sure every time he comes down here, he brings me brownies and almond squares. I adore Ben! Matter of fact, a lot of us adore Ben. He is one of the nicest guy that you ever meet. (BTW he is taken)

So her is Ben with my sheep. Some of my sheep haven't missed a meal. Ben is going to work his puppy, Hoot. Last time, Hoot was here, he had no interest in sheep.

This time  Hoot was ready for sheep.  Ben has the puppy sheep for Hoot.

Nice walk up and feeling the bubble.

Helping Hoot keep the balance.

Focused on the sheep. Look at his eyes!

All done now. Ben gives Hoot a good pat. It was a great lesson and a real treat to watch. Ben will be going to LaCamas and I have promised him coffee each morning. We would blog but there is no wi-fi!! So instead we will drink and run dogs.


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Janet said...

Hooray for Hoot and Ben! You show 'em, Hoot.

RachelO said...

Woohoo! Way to go, Hoot! I have a 3 mos. old BC puppy that I am hoping will do well at herding. Reading and seeing the pictures of Ben and Hoot gives me a bit of confidence!