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Tilly's Handler

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    Border Collies Hair Sheep

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  1. We have a spot on the farm it is in a little valley it is sheltered on all sides and a very pretty spot often thought I want my ashes scattered there all our farm dogs and a few friends dogs are buried there . I figure most of them have enjoyed themselves there while alive good spot for there final rest. Dan & Tilly
  2. I loved the description of "Quinn being all impulse and having the attention span of a strobe light" best way to describe a young pup. I also enjoyed Liz P's post on using an older dog for socialization. Thanks for Posting that Liz P
  3. None of my dogs chase chickens in front of me but will blaze through them if unsupervised. If Tilly gets lose on her own somebody is getting chased some where. As for the eating of Poop. Tilly told me it is full of "Vitaminnies" Dan & Tilly
  4. The one thing I would be worried about would be if you hit your own hand when the sheep start jerking there hooves around. It would be interesting to see them demonstrated and get to try them.
  5. I was surprised myself how many dog foods have chicken. I can't give Tilly chicken or she has an allergic reaction. I was thinking of trying her on a Raw Food which is being made locally but it does not come without chicken. The only foods she has done well on were Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice or Kirkland Brand Lamb and Rice. I tried her on Salmon and Rice she would not eat it. I feel for you it is very frustrating. Dan & Tilly
  6. I had an experience with Tilly and a child that could have ended very badly. We were in the line up to pay for our order at feed store. A child about 5 or 6 came over to Tilly, mother was busy smelling scented candles. I watched Tilly as we don't see very many small kids. She kind of perked her ears and her tail was wagging. The kid kept coming I told Tilly "Easy" which is what she gets around bottle lambs, Kittens and any thing else she tries to "play" with. I told him to stop I kept a tight hold on here leash. I told him to reach his hand out and let her smell it. She sniffed and seemed quite interested. he started petting the top of her head and back. All of a sudden he puts his face down and kisses the top of her head. I yelled "don't" which scared him the dog and everyone else. Kid goes back to mother crying Tilly croaches wondering what she had done wrong and I fell like a grade a you no what. Mother is all upset I try to explain I did not want child bit she tells me if dog is not trust worth she should not be around people. I tried to explain that you should never put your face down to any strange dog and that I was trying to prevent what might have happened. I stopped taking Tilly in the store after that because I don't need the hassle of worrying about some on else's kids. Tilly has never snapped at anyone but all I could pictures was this kids face being scared for life because no one had told him to be careful and respect the dogs space Dan & Tilly
  7. The tear licking thing reminds of a story A friend of mine was home alone. Just as he is going to start to re heat his supper Bam he gets a pain in his side like nothing he has every felt he collapses to the floor he said all the dogs He has 5 boarder collies start to "help him" Face and ear wash Pulling on his clothes nudging with there nose He said he was in so much pain If the dogs had tried to eat him he would have been powerless to defend himself His wife comes home finds him on the floor She said the look the dogs gave her was "we are so glad to see you" "We have kept the patient comfortable vital signs are good" Turned out to be a Kidney stone he said when he came home the dogs were all acting different then there normal greeting Till he picked up a tennis ball then everything returned to normal Dan & Tilly
  8. I really like Don's idea I have had problems with Tilly and have never been able to catch her at it the Tin Can Idea sounds like it is my best option. Thanks for posting it Don Dan & Tilly
  9. No one could ask for a better tribute then to be remembered with fond memories being passed on Dan & Tilly
  10. Days are getting shorter

  11. The handling unit tilt table worked well saved a lot of back ache and cursing If I was to buy one again I would choose one with a floor that tilts with table I had issues with ewes trying to put there heads down and under while being lowered also you must watch the back legs don't get caught the other thing is you do have to help at least with mine I am not sure if my table does not tilt back enough or it was just me but I found if the ewe started to kick it would drop back into starting postion I also want to build a small holder for side with spot for hoof clean tool, small soft bottle brush(between the toes), Bottle of hoof treatment, Hoof Shears, and large Nippers
  12. My friend is a Machinest I asked him to make me a pronged c shaped piece to slide in and out as a safety pin for head gate If it is dry on sat I am going to try the tilt table and do some trimming. Has anyone else seen the foot bath on youtube were the floor raises up when the sheep are in then drops away so you can avoid all they mess and loss of medication while moving the sheep in and out
  13. I really Like Mark's comment very good description Dan & Tilly
  14. Thanks Mine just has a handle to rotate I was already looking at the crank system on the sydell How long do the sheep thrash for normally was thinking of doing vaccine at same time I also found out that head gate will release if ewe jumps up and hits it the right way I had a ewe in head gate that had not been sheared yet I shear my sheep standing up because of my back I got about 3 strips down her back and she jumped and popped the head gate open. She looked interesting till I caught her again Dan & Tilly
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