Monday, October 09, 2006

"Part Blue Heeler, Part Gift from God"

Go by Quotidian Grace's site and check out the video clip of the fabulous Skidboot. Whether you are already familiar with him or not, you're in for a treat.

7 comments:

the reverend mommy said...

Dear Zorra,
Time to join the RevGals???
Please?

zorra said...

Reverend Mommy, I've been trying, but I seem to be having technical difficulties...can't get the RGBP code up on this site.

DogBlogger said...

We LOVE Skidboot! He looks an awful lot like The Boy! (Unlike Skidboot, The Boy actually *was* given away because he was considered a nuisance. Which is why he lives with us now. He's definitely a character, but he's no nuisance, and we love him bunches.)

SingingOwl said...

I cried looking at that video, and I nominated it for the Wed. festival. Perhaps he was a nuisance because he was so dang SMART!

zorra said...

Yes, that is probably exactly why! The smarter the dog, the more trouble they can think of getting into! Herding dogs often are considered problems because they MUST be trained and taught what is expected of them. They excel at activities like agility and flyball. If their people don't find something constructive for them to do, they will gladly entertain themselves--but their people will regret it!

DogBlogger said...

Yeah, if we had the time to get a reliable "down-stay" out of The Boy, we'd probably have him in agility classes at the kennel down the road. He can leap!

zorra said...

Dogblogger, Zorra would have been fabulous at flyball when she was young if she hadn't been so ADD and if we had had her aggression completely under control (that's a long story which I will eventually tell). I always wanted to channel her into something like that, but I never got her to the point where I thought she could have coped with the noise, the excitement, and all the other dogs.

Amie, on the other hand...by the eager way she eyes the Scientist's pickup, we suspect she may actually have been a working ranch dog at some point, but she's retired now. Now her job is to keep us company, to be the Queen and bestow kisses on her subjects!