I need my fix...I am going through herding withdrawal.
I know this as the mere THOUGHT of training agility with my dogs makes me want to crawl back into bed and hide for the rest of the day.
Weave poles? Whaaaaa? Running DW....covering hands with ears...eyes closed. Block it out, block it out, BLOCK IT OUT...tears streaming down my cheeks...I don't want to hear anything about it...leave me alone.
I want to rent a bobcat and plow my entire pasture so I can work dogs...I asked, I really did. Andy shot that down, or rather looked at me, and rolled his eyes...and went back to cutting onions for some hash brown casserole (NO...NOT HOT DISH)... Day 23: Onions (for Lora W and Nell :)
I have all this amazing stuff (probably things that KK has said to me a MILLION times...but alas my brain says WOW!!! NEW STUFF!!!) and I can't try it. F*ck you mother nature...whoever believes in global warming hasn't been to Minnesota...global warming my a**. Whatever.
This aways happens to me...I go to a clinic, a lesson, whatever and my brain tells me "move, buy 100 acres, get 300 sheep and become a sheep farmer. I want to never pick up a pile of dog sh*t again, because they all crap in the back 40 in the tall grass...turds never to be seen again. Trial my dogs, and screw agility. I have dreams of sending Klink on a 700 yard outrun and shedding...how sad...
But...I think my students would kill me, or burn down my pretty farm I just bought if I told them I wasn't doing agility anymore. They are an ornery bunch of kids :)
As we were driving up to Minnesota after our trip, the husband texts me that it was so cold up here...and I needed to turn around and head south. Save myself and the pups. He would make due with the other dogs up here, but just don't forget them all and come back in the spring. :) How adorable is he? I was tempted, but Donna wouldn't let me...said something about her husband would care...damn...
Sorry...tangent. And the cows that my husband needs for his job are just basically in Minnesota and Wisconsin...gag...for those of you who are from those parts, it's OK, you like it...I get it. But me, no...I don't like snow and -30 degrees is just b*llshit. I am not genetically programmed for that.
I am so happy when I am working my dogs on sheep...so very very happy. Peaceful and it just is a piece of the puzzle that makes up Loretta. Without it, I feel unfinished. I don't feel that way with agility...if someone told me tomorrow...choose one, it would be herding. Many probably find that hard to believe but it's true. Agility is my job, agility is a hobby...herding is in my soul. I know that sounds totally all "hippie" but...it's true. This picture sums it up :) Jen (I call her the red Klink though)...a horse and sheep...and a big field...perfection (OK...well Jen could have been in better focus...I tried to talk to her about slowing down a bit, she wasn't listening).