Joni and the Sheep
Years ago we took Joni on a few sheep herding sessions to see how she would take to it. As you see, she enjoyed it. We didn't continue with the lessons, though, deciding to stick with frisbees and balls instead. And now she herds cats, which is much more of a challenge. And she can do it in the house.
This was Joni 2, our first border collie, second Joni. Make sense of that if you will. She was a special dog, kinder than most, less obsessive, more devoted than some and very obedient. And so beautiful, as you see. We lost her in October 2012. She left big shoes to fill.
Happy Monday, all.
As the summer is winding down there are still some mornings that look like this. Joni was quite young in this photograph, but the intensity never wanes.
Make it as good a day as you can!
I was photographing forget-me-nots in the garden and a very young Joni followed me, standing there, full of curiosity as you can see!
Enjoy your Friday, FediFriends.
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Happy #Fursday everyone!
Because... everyone needs a border collie pup photo sometimes. Joni was about 3 months old in this photo and she had a brand new toy. Blue is her favourite colour (blue and yellow are the colours they see best, apparently). Have a great day/evening, friends.
Soggy but settled: Sandy has found her comfort zone...
Joni Waiting for the Blue Ball
In the field behind the house, in the evening light, the intensity of Joni's gaze as she waits for the blue ball is typically border collie.
We made it to #FidoFriday which means it's soon the weekend. And maybe some sun. Which must be good.
The dogs on the #CalmacFerry heading to Islay earlier this month - hence we have been very quiet on here! No phone signal and poor mobile data at the cottage!
From left to right - Zena, Coinneach, Dakota and Moss!
Coinneach showing off at physio today! I haven't been able to get him to do the exercises the others do, he's just not interested, so our physio decided to do something different. This is not a physio exercises, this is just moving, having fun and getting lots of treats (as far as he's concerned anyway 😂). This is actually an exercise Dakota has to do, she finds it really hard but it is so easy for Coinneach!
Managed to get Dakota to pay attention for some search games. First in the concrete tunnel, then among the stack of tyres, then on a tree trunk which had holes in it for hiding treats and then finally on a log! She did pretty well so hopefully it will become easier to get her to focus and pay attention!
Another lovely walk in the #sunshine today! We headed up Glen Doll, still badly damaged from the storms and our favourite routes are blocked off so we did a simple there and back walk to the bridge on the Jock's Road route.
After visiting the air station we decided to take a chance and see if we could get a table at the Traill Pavilion, we were in luck there was a #DogFriendly table free 😃 It was dad's first time going there and he enjoyed it as much as we do, especially since he could have a cherry scone! Mum was in luck too because they had her favourite apple and cinnamon cake 😃 Of course we were treated to our usual tub of sausages, can't forget to give us those 😂
It's Dakota's second #Fosterversary today! I went to the rescue with Moss and Zena to see if they would get on, it went okay enough for her to come home with us and the rest, as they say, is history😂
She had a few issues:
- Spinning (resulting in sore paws)
- Car chasing
- Bird/insect/leaf/anything in the air chasing
- Resource guarding
- Inability to settle
Lots of fun to deal with!
Trip to the #Hermitage near #Dunkeld today :D We had planned to do the Inver walk but given the snow and ice we did a shorter route taking in the waterfall, Ossian's cave and seat, a folly and Pine Cone Point :D Photos aren't great, we were on the wrong side for sunlight 😂
Moss has been sorting out the firework defences...
I'm lucky that none of this lot are too bad with fireworks, Coinneach tends to bark at them so he will be wearing my neck warmer over his ears which settles him down, they've had some chamomile tea porridge with their dinner and some more cooling for them to have before bed. All the dogs are allowed upstairs in our bedroom tonight so they will be happy about that!