Frieda’s Idea of Herding Sheep

Frieda watching the sheep being herded on the other side of the fence.  Out my window.
Frieda watching the sheep being herded on the other side of the fence. Out my window.

Sometimes, when Jon and Red herd the sheep, Frieda’s in the dog run.  When I’m in my studio and this happens, I’m bound to hear Jon yelling to Frieda to lay down and stay.   And she does,(mostly)  but she’s not quiet about it.  I don’t think she can help herself.  It’s enough that she has to lay down and not run back and forth on the other side of the fence barking and “herding” the sheep in her own Frieda way.  But to lay down and be quiet, is too much to ask.  She whines between barks ready to jump in and help.  Jon sees it all as a good training exercise.  Every once in a while, Frieda just can’t take it anymore and jumps up, tearing back and forth along the fence, until Jon sees her and makes her lay down again.   Such patience.  I can tell you the reason we have well trained dogs has everything to do with Jon and little to do with me.

2 thoughts on “Frieda’s Idea of Herding Sheep

  1. I love everything about Frieda!! I know, I know, I’m a broken record on the subject of Frieda. CAN’T WAIT TO BUY AND READ THE BOOK ABOUT HER AND YOU!!!!! Annie

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