D took Bogey and Georgia to Maryland for the CCWCC Specialty this weekend. I, UHM, quite happily remained at home with the rest of the Horde. I was "invited" to make a Guest Post in her absence, so this is my first attempt to entertain and engage you.
Regular readers might know that I have only recently become acquainted with Cardigans and have fallen head over you-know-what for their quirky and laugh-inducing personalities. I've been thinking about my limited exposure to their herding abilities, and how much I've become to love it so quickly. Unfortunately although I've taken both Bo and G to be instinct tested (see photos from G's introduction last weekend - thanks Dana!), and Bo has had a few herding lessons, it hasn't been enough for any of us. I crave that first herding “fix” feeling again -- not only could I (who knew nothing!) see that Bogey was hooked, but I also can’t forget the thrill of that occasional moment (I think once) of smooth perfection amidst the bedlam and confusion of a chasing dog and stampeding sheep.Alas, our herding lessons seem to be over in a flash.If only we lived on a sheep farm.... I'm looking for a very focused learning opportunity for both Bo and me. A weekend isn't enough for us.
Has anyone been to a herding boot camp before? What was it like? Would you go again? I'd love to hear your thoughts pro and con for such an experience.
"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog."
- Franz Kafka
About Me, UHM and The Horde
Me: I'm a 40-something dog mom. I never intended to live with five dogs and a cat, it just happened. Funny thing is, I can't imagine living any other way.
UHM (Understanding House Mate): She didn't even have a dog when she was a child. FIVE dogs and a cat!?!? Now you know why she's understanding. She loves the dogs as much as I do. The cat, not so much.
The Heathen Horde: Sam, Ginny & Moira are the original Horde members. In the last two years Bogey & Georgia have been granted full membership status. Everyone is red & white - that way the neighbors aren't sure how many dogs we have :)