…That's what owners of our old fashioned farm collie puppies say. We love the way our farm dogs think, work and nurture!
Jessa is off to California, with Cooper! They will be head of the ranch on a dairy farm, keeping the cows in line, and lovable companions to their masters, and caring for the grand kids.
Word from the owners :
July 22, 2016-Jessa and Cooper are being GREAT travelers. They threw up breakfast on the way, but we stopped and bought another carrier there and they have been perfect ever since. We stop every 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get them out to exercise, get a drink and a little food. They have slept most of the way and only gone to the bathroom once in the kennel. Who knows, we might have them kennel trained by the time we get home.
July 23, 2016-They did great in the hotel last night. We let them roam around the room for awhile and they were a little confused with their reflection in the full length mirror. They were barking at the “other dogs” We have a family house to stay in tonight so they will have freedom to wander the back yard and stretch. I’m sure they will enjoy that.
July 25, 2016-We are home. Jessa and Cooper got to meet 3 new friends today-some of my grand kids. 🙂 They will be LOVED. They met codey, our Aussie dog.
Oct 3, 2016-Jessa and Cooper are doing WONDERFUL! They can be a bit rotten (digging, destroying and jumping) but it has actually been better than I anticipated. We have been working with them (although not as consistently as we should) and they are learning simple commands. Cooper is much better than Jessa with minding. She has a lot of energy! We love them and have never regretted our decision for a minute! I will try to get some pictures.
Jessa is a big dog, very assertive and attentive, loves to play with toys, and always runs up to the fence when I come. she has a good bit of spit fire in her, and when put to a task she takes it seriously.”
Herding the ducks- I took Jessa to the ducks in the evening, she had seen other puppies herd the ducks, and needed no help, she moved them here there, just about every where, but didn’t push them to hard, in fact it seemed as though the ducks listened to her, Jessa likes having something she can tell what to do. I called her and she came with few distractions. “Good girl Jessa!”
Meeting the calf- She kept a good amount of space between her and the calf, which is good, she is a no nonsense girl, and she knows that you’ve got to stay on your toes around cattle, even though Joey wouldn’t hurt her. She also circled him, taking in as much info about this new animal as she could. Jessa barked a little wanting to move him, “good girl.” I say, encouraging any attempt to do work. Jessa looked at me and said. “So, where do we need to put this?” I laughed “you smart girl, for right now he is fine, let’s just watch him.” Jessa replies “okay, this is fun.” as she sat down next to me to watch the calf. “Atta’ girl Jessa, good dog!”
Pictures of Jessa-
At 8 weeks
At 4 weeks