Today was an evaluation of sorts. J took me out in the round pen to see what I could do. I didn't bite a single sheep! She was very happy about that :) We went around and around while the Duke and Duchess watched from outside the fence. We passed muster because we are going to start real lessons in two weeks.
The Duke says he is going to come to all the lessons because he doesn't believe the Duchess will ever get out there in the middle of those sheep. (I'm inclined to agree with him. My Duchess is such a sissy!) However, this was all the Duchesses idea. She has a dream you know, it's called her "heart's desire" and this sheep herding thing is part of the puzzle. We will see how it all works out :)
These are the sheep I got to chase, um I mean Herd!
And this is me, getting ready to rumble.