Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Graduation



Hank has officially entered high school. No more sitting at the short desks!

I'd been putting off rotating everyone out to the back field. While I'm no longer as worried about coyotes coming around, the fence back there is simple electric throughout the middle with simple plank fencing on each side. This translates as no diamond mesh wire to enforce the boundaries.

Hank, while doing a great job so far, is still just a puppy. And the buddies he has to hang out with are pretty boring - eat, sleep, eat, sleep, go get a drink, eat some more, go back to sleep... Plus, the paddocks he's been in are boring - no tempting ponds or creeks, no rabbit runs to investigate, no chickens walking through, no cats.



I walked out with everyone this morning to supervise their first venture out in the "wilds". Hank promptly began checking his boundaries. The sheep ate for awhile then decided to head back to the barn. He followed right with them. So far, so good.

I had to be gone for a good part of the day, so I left Stella to watch from her hill. The sheep went out and Hank followed. The sheep came in and Hank followed. The sheep went back out... Pretty boring stuff. Exactly what I wanted to hear. Quick head count - still 10 chickens. Rats. Just kidding ;-).



"Don't worry lady. I gots it covered."

12 comments:

dibear said...

A gold star for Hank, definitely an honor student. :)

DayPhoto said...

I had to laugh at the smile of satisfaction on Hank's face in the last photo! Good Dog, Hank! You deserve a hug!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Michelle said...

What a wonderful report to read! Does he have to kill a coyote to get his doctorate? (Just kidding!)

Pam said...

Hank, what a great boy you are! Keebs, you just look like a big goofball.

Alice said...

Good job,Hank! I hope you got some extra treats for being such a studious guard dog. You are ready for AP (accelerated puppy) classes!

Lindsay said...

10 out of 10 for Hank - well done everybody!

lisa said...

Go Hank!!

Christine said...

Good boy, Hank! You're a great role model for my Willa.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I'm going to brag about Hank to my rowdy pair of Irish Terriers.

WildBlack said...

Can you imagine a week/ a day off for Hank!!! :P You are gonna be in lots of trouble! ;)

flowerweaver said...

I'm so proud of you Hank!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way to go Hank! Looks to me like he is taking his job seriously:)

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