Friday, November 27, 2009

100 Iris Lane

I spent most of the day at Vergil and Annemarie Holland's, clerking for their Thanksgiving sheep dog trial. I had so much fun doing that last year that I've made that my new annual tradition. I have no interest in trialing myself, but I sure enjoy watching everyone else. Being able to scribe - mark scores for the judge - is a great way to learn and get some insight into the magic of a true working dog.

I do have to give Iris credit for the good work she does here, being the police and all. She's also very sweet and welcoming to guests, enjoys visiting residents of some local nursing homes, takes special good care of Stella and did a good job cleaning up some leftovers yesterday. Honestly though, her biggest mark on the world, is, well, a mark.

Truly a permanent path - now dubbed Iris Lane, thanks to her Aunt Debbie - running from the road, past the house, right alongside the wool house, straight to the barn. And back. And forth. And back...depending on what she thinks is going on around the neighborhood.

Weaslie doesn't know much, but she knows Iris will always take this path, so when she gets tired, she just waits and intercepts her on a return trip. Hard work and hardly working.

It's a good thing they're cute ;-).


Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

We recently fenced a back section for our Irish Terriers and just today, I noticed some clear, worn pathes. They've got their routines I guess.

Christine said...

LOL, that photo of him waiting is too funny!

flowerweaver said...

I like the little path 'adjustment' at the tree! Too cute.

DayPhoto said...

The path of least resistance! I have a tendency to walk the same miles over and over and over again. SHISH you would think I would learn...the same way brings the same results. But then again there IS comfort in that thought!



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