Cowboy has a lot of natural herding instincts and it's fun to watch him
crouch and stalk and work objects at such a young age. He also has fabulous eye contact,
another border collie trait, which is great for taking pictures!
I don't know much about herding and we don't have sheep, but you never know, maybe someday.
Knowing that we love our dogs and have taken a slight interest in herding,
my mother in law recommended the documentary, Sweetgrass. Have you seen it?
It is a beautiful movie, an unvarnished look at the last time this group of modern day cowboys,
shepherds really, grazed their sheep for the summer in the vast fertile pastures of the Montana mountains.
Of course they couldn't shepherd 3,000 sheep without their horses and dogs,
border collies for herding and great pyrenees for guarding. It's amazing.
I watched it a second time with the narration of the filmmakers which was equally fascinating.