- Aug 3, 2008
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- mountains of WV
I had originally planned to do that but decided we'd get a better bleed out if we cut the throat. Pretty much like when we shoot a deer with a bow, the deer gets a good bleed out prior to death. Worked out good for the little girls too, as there was no loud noise...just a quiet, efficient kill with a sheep bleeding into the garden soil.I think I'd have to use a 22.
Bay, we found a replacement for Charlie this evening...I hope. A male Anatolian, a little over 1 yr old, well socialized and good with kids and other dogs, though not good with chickens(I'll be seeing if he can be trained on that). His price was the kicker, plus he's in our state, which rarely has pure Anatolians to buy....$100 for him.
He's not worked with sheep, just horses and cattle, so there will be a tethering period, a training period and a trial period. I hope and pray he works out and makes a good companion and partner for Blue. They are the same age and sounds like they have the same temperament as well, so we'll see how it goes. It's all a gamble really, so now we roll the dice again on a dog named Sarge.
He's got a sturdier build than does Blue and looks to be a healthy, strong animal. I'll be going to look at him this weekend. I've been praying about a dog to help Blue and this seems to be the dog God put in my path, so I'm now thanking God for this dog and praying for guidance in his training.