Poodles Herd Sheep AND Goats?

Well, Clooney thinks he can.  Though, I would say "herding" is a stretch.  It's more like running around in circles, barking like a bumbling fool. 

I thought Clooney was a "natural" herder, since a year ago, he aced his sheep herding instinct test (after barking himself dry).  In fact, he did so well, the instructor said "Clooney was very workmanlike". How awesome is that?

Well, that was then and this is now.

Apparently, Clooney left all "professionalism" in Seattle and figured the "Wild West" meant wild herding.

Boy was he excited to get to those sheep...

 ©Carol Whitfield

©Carol Whitfield

He was so excited, in fact, that I had to pass over my camera to friend and fellow photog, Sherry Rand of MTWaggin.  

 ©Sherry Rand

©Sherry Rand

 ©Sherry Rand

©Sherry Rand

Yeeeeee Haw!!

 ©Sherry Rand

©Sherry Rand

Oh Clooney, you are supposed to herd them, not sniff their bums.  sigh.

 ©Sherry Rand

©Sherry Rand

I told the instructor that I felt bad for the sheep and goats, being chased around by barking dogs. She assured me that they only get barked at a few days out of the year and have a pretty posh life compared to most sheep/goats. I also feel compelled to say that she did a great job at putting her sheep/goats safety first and that Clooney was all bark, run, and butt sniff.

HUGE thanks to Sherry for capturing such a fun(ny) session!