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The Education of Ben

Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by Beekissed, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Apr 17, 2017
    Beekissed

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    Definitely a quirky dog! I expect this will only increase as he ages. :D
     
  2. Apr 18, 2017
    Baymule

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    Paris will squat and pee on things to mark it as "hers" leading to exasperation on my part as she pees all over the hay I just put out for the lambs that are in her care...... :lol:

    Trip will lay on my feet. He has laid on things I was working on, but will get off if I ask him to.
     
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    Mel likes to stand in front of me and block me from wherever I may be trying to go. He'll lean into me so heavily that I have to be real careful he doesn't knock me off my feet. No idea what he's trying to protect me from, but I constantly have to push him out of my way so I can get anywhere. o_O Still love him to death, even if he is a bit of a dork.:love
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2017
    Mike CHS

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    Completely off topic but your avatar is adorable. :)
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2017
    Beekissed

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    Thank you! That's one of my grandgirls, my first one. And she is as sweet as she looks, which always amazes me! I raised 3 boys, so I was in for a big surprise with little girls and how much sweeter and more laid back they are. :D =D

    If I say "MOVE!!!" to Ben once a day, I say it a million....he wants to stand right in front of me as I move back and forth doing chores. Finally I'll say it like I am going to skin him and turn his hide into a rug and he gets the picture and will go lie down in a huff, with hurt looks darting my way every few seconds. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. May 12, 2017
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    LOL I always find the boys way more laid back and let things roll...
     
  7. Jun 14, 2017
    Beekissed

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    We are having a thunderstorm and Ben is wearing his thundershirt for the first time. At first he started to pace like he always does, with his mouth drawn back and that panic look on his face but it got slower, then slower.

    Then he just walked slowly through the yard, looking towards the house occasionally...for some reason, he wants to be with me when this all happens, so he usually barks at the house and such in between pacing.

    Instead of staying out in the rain, running back and forth in a panic, he is now up under shelter like a normal dog would be. And he's lying down! [​IMG]

    The shirt barely fit him, though it was the largest size they had...he looks like he's wearing his little brother's shirt. [​IMG]

    Will continue to give progress reports on the thundershirt as we go along. [​IMG]
     
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    Bruce

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    That is great Bee!
     
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    Baymule

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    never heard of a thundershirt....how does it work? Pictures of Ben sporting his new duds?
     
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  10. Jun 15, 2017
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    One of my LGDs is afraid of loud noises and goes into hiding but no outward signs of panic so I let her be. My Border Collies on the other hand are going to bark that thunder right out of the sky. They run back and forth like crazy dogs and bark bark bark bark bark !!!!! I won't say that they are afraid of it but they sure get worked up. I HATE it when a storm comes through in the middle of the night.