Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Taz's first time on sheep--old photos

I was just going through some old CDs I had, and I found these photos of Taz's first time on sheep (taken by my friend Julia)! In these pictures he was about 8 months old and working with our first trainer, Claudia. I think I was in the arena, too, staying out of the way but trying to follow the action (though I had little idea what was going on).

He's not quite sure about them at first but he's interested

Getting up close to investigate the obviously dead broke puppy sheep

Figuring some things out

Now he's getting going...

Looks like he might even be driving a little here

That'll do, Taz

He does look remarkably calm in these photos, and I'm not sure why that is, since I remember him being kind of a little hellion on stock when he was younger. Maybe that part came a little later. Anyway, I'm beyond tickled to have discovered these photos! There are a few more on my Flickr site here.


Darci said...

He was an incredibly adorable young pup!
He does look pretty calm, but his tail was in a good place,so maybe thats just early signs of confidence.
I love going back over all my puppy pics, except for Hanks,he was a cute puppy,but he just seems to be going in reverse,and getting uglier! LOL

Laura said...

I really don't remember him being so calm, but I guess he was. It was only his first time, so I don't know how indicative it was of anything, but the photos are really fun to see :)

sheepkelpie said...

Missing your lad eh? Don't blame you. When do you get that handsome boy back?

Laura said...

Is it that obvious? ;-)
No definite date for Taz's homecoming yet. We'll see how he progresses.

sheepkelpie said...

Just DON'T go for a "visit" that was our un-doing! Weak, I was WEAK

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Aww... he was such a cute little guy wasn't he!

It must have been cool finding these, especailly while he is away.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Duh!... sorry, meant especially! :-/