We are back to splitting the dogs up for runs & walks because Bea has decided herding the other dogs is fun. It is entertaining to watch, cute to photograph...but a bad habit I need to prevent from being permanently established. Time to nip it in the bud now.
That means - no more pictures of Bea doing this. Not until she meets sheep.
I also need to prevent Bea from being hit by the other dogs. Ranger is a careless oaf and regularly slams into dogs that get in his way. Bonnie, means well, but is a maniac. Beth only sees the ball, or whatever else she is determined to chase. I have risked too much allowing Bea to be on the ground while they are playing.
It is Bea & Brynn from here on out.
"YES! No more sharing the ball!"
Uh, no...sorry Brynn. No more ball either.
"That seriously sucks."
I am sorry Brynn, but when you chase the ball, Bea chases you. Instead we will have nice liesurely walks where Camera Face actually has walk. Standing in one place using a chuck-it does not encourage Camera Face to get exercise. This is a win/win for all of us!
"You are really going to...like....WALK?"
It is time to introduce little Miss Bea to the river!
"What's a river?"
Bea, you are standing in the Carbon River right now.
"It is like a giant water bowl I can empty!"
Splash splash splash
Don't go too deep! I dont want to fish you out of the bay.
Delightful water teeming with unfamiliar scents
Uh oh! Bea....Brynn, come here! Stay close.
That is a juvenile bald eagle. He is just beginning to get his white head and he is watching us!
"Hello Bea. If you were smaller I might consider you for my next meal.".
"Does he want to eat me?"
No, he doesn't. There are plenty of fish in the river & other small furry animals like Chihuahua's and kitty cats for him to eat.
"Eagles don't eat border collie puppies?"
Only the naughty ones.
"I am a good puppy."
Yes, you are. The best puppy in the whole world.