Monday, September 3, 2007

International Sheep Herding Championships (we're total nerds)

Okay so I'm self proclaiming that we're nerds! How many people do you know get excited about attending the International Sheep Herding Championships? Not many I'm sure! However, we did and it was a blast. I know it probably sounds completely boring, but it was fascinating. The dog handlers would let their border collies loose and then blow on a high pitched whistle to give commands. Then the dogs would round up approximately 5 sheep and take them through an obstacle course. It was amazing!

As you can see not many people turned out at the event. The bleachers behind us were empty. We really are nerds--the majority of people that did attend were very much in their elderly years. :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have got to be freaking kidding me.....
I may have to disown you two.
Actually it makes great sense. You love dogs. It reminds me of the movie "Babes", where the pig enters competition as a sheep herder. If you saw the movie then you are familiar with this phrase-"that will do pig, that will do". I love that movie... Dad.

Tim&Kirst said...

Oh i love that movie too! Now I'm going to have go and rent it. You would have loved the sheep herding too Dad!

Anonymous said...

It is OK if the two of you enjoyed the "sheep herding contest" but don't be broadcasting it on your blog spot that the old man is as "geeky" as you two....
Luv "the old man"

Tim&Kirst said...

hee hee... I think I got my next blog idea.... "10 geeky things about my cute dad".