At any rate, today I did sneak away for a bit. My family, my Sis and Mister, my Mom and Mom-in-law all went to Hotchkiss for the Sheep Dog Trials. This consisted of first hitting up yard sales. The town promotes these sales and we really hoped to hit it big. Unfortunately, we didn't. We did walk away with a few small things. M picked up a load of doll clothes for twenty cents. After hitting up the sales, we wandered to a bank for a free BBQ. Then we finally made it over to watch the sheep dogs do their thing. Today was for the novice dogs and handlers. Which is still exciting, although it would have been great to see the more experienced dogs work. The point of the trials is for the dog and handler to get four sheep into a pen in less than five minutes. The dogs are not allowed to come in physical contact with the sheep. Only one that we saw was able to make the sheep pen up. At the event, there were a few booths set up. One of these booths was from Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary, which is where we adopted Ranger from. They had just received six orphaned Cairn Terriers. S got the opportunity to help bottle feed one of the puppies. I was oh so tempted to adopt one. Thankfully, my Sister called me back to reality and reminded me how many other tiny things I have to take care of. Thanks, Sis.
|Hard at work.|
|It's so amazing to watch these dogs work.|