But I did want to update you with some pictures from the big day (and by big day I mean "big half hour").
As I said before, Theo didn't really want much to do with the sheep to begin with.
I should point out that these sheep were not in any way challenging or directly threatening Theo. They were "dog broken" as I believe the term is called. He couldn't have found nicer sheep if he had raised them from lambs.
After running around like a jerk for a few minutes, I finally managed to get Theo into it a little bit.
The sheep were running around, kind of chasing me, and Theo just couldn't help running around a bit himself.
Then he seemed to notice the sheep were there and he started chasing after them a bit.
And then the moment passed. He wouldn't go near them again.
Theo took a break to give Sidney a go. As you can see, he's a natural.
During Theo's second attempt, he apparently felt he had worked hard enough to earn his first meal.
Don't bother him, he's eating.
I think what really bothers me about this experience was the woman running the place. She had her hands in about 5 different things going on all at the same time. We had made an appointment with her, so I feel we should have gotten some actual instruction or at least attention. But she pretty much just put us in there to play around and then took off. That's what I meant by not very "official" I guess. I feel like I paid the woman $25 to rent her sheep for 15 minutes. Those sheep are paid better than I am! I'll let a dog herd me around for that kind of money. I think if we do try ducks, I'll look around for a place I like a bit better. Overall, I would recommend the experience, just not at the particular facility I went to. And make sure to ask about ducks!
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