This thread is not good for me... I can't stop laughing!!!
Ok, my recent funny experience with Jinx...
I found a new spot to go for a walk. I had been there once before, in wintertime. As both my dogs love to swim, I try to find new, quiet spots to go to, so I can let Cooper have some off leash fun too(he does not appreciate other male dogs
) This spot allows me to park near the river, cross a small meadow to reach the riverbank, so the dogs can have fun. Then I can let them dry off, during a walk in the woods.
So I drive up, park the car and see some young cows in the meadow. Bummer... I get the tennisballs out and start throwing. Both dogs have fun running after them. And although I am not directly near the meadow, the young cows become curious and come running towards the fence, just as I throw the ball into that direction.... Jinx sees the cows and starts to chase one of them. She has become deaf to my calling her, so all I can do is grab Cooper and wait for her to come back.
She is having loads of fun, chasing the one cow.
But I see the other three running after her!! At one point, she looks back when she hears me whistle. And then sees the other cows are chasing her!!! I remember seeing the look in her eyes change. WHAAAAAAA HELP!!!!
She comes running back to me, chased by four cows!!
I calmly put her on the leash and walked away, then couldn't hold it in and burst out in laughter!!
That was my little girls first "herding" experience! A herding dog, being herded by cows
Ow and Cooper...
Although he grew up with two, and still lives with one cat, as soon as he sees a cat out on the street, he will chase that cat. Just to chase it, not to hurt it.
One day we come home from the dogschool. Just after ten in the evening. Parkinglot is empty, so I let him out of the car off leash.
As soon as he is out, he spots this cat sitting on the other side of the parkinglot and starts to chase it. BUT this cat didnot feel like it. At first he runs away, then changes his mind, stops and turns towards cooper, hissing and making himself big, all the hairs standing out.
Cooper makes a sliding stop and looks at the cat, with an expression that seemed to say: what the heck is that??????You are not supposed to do that!!! Then looked back at me and back to the cat as if to say: do you see that???
I call him, but I see him doubting. Then the cat lunges forward, hissing again. And cooper comes running to me, tail between his legs...
I put him on leash and we walk past the cat. He is still looking up at me and then to the cat. He really had no idea, what to make of it