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Just a Day's Work

Hi all. I haven’t found much wildlife here in Sonoma county, so here’s what i did today on Saint Patrick’s Day, It’s sheepdog trials, outside of Santa Rosa on a beautiful ranch, one judge from Scotland, the other Ireland.

The sheep:

The dog:

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Another dog (actually there were dozens of border collies):

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His idea of fun is to round up sheep:

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Starting to work:

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Moving them along without spooking them:

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Turning them:

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Making an end around:

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One escapes the herd:

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The dog cuts off the errant sheep:

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Extra points if the dog can split the her into two and two,

a maneuver called shedding.

This dog is about to do this with success:

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Home in Santa Rosa, Saint Patrick’s Day wearin’ ‘o the green:

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