Again, Tessa saved me bruises today. One of our best moms was on edge more than usual and tried to play "stampede the humans"....
I always start checking/tagging a new calf with Tessa laying down about 75 yards away. Then the cow isn't nervous if things go smooth......when they don't, her crazy speed is there to help with a word.
I got beat on the forearm and elbow and Lorin got chased away, but Tessa dove in jaws snapping and saved the day. She had the cow held about 6 ft away. If the cow moved she leapt into her. An amazing amount of pressure and fight for a young girl. Thanks Tessa, she got a bacon bone tonight. :-)
My wife and I are happy to be a part of the family farm. I've always enjoyed the loyalty and companionship from good dogs and have taken up the training of herding dogs the past few years. I learn so much from the Australian Shepherds I've been with, and hope they enjoy their time with us as much as we love them.