Milkweeds Sadie Lou 165 PRGN
- January 16th, 2012
- Sarah Herriott
- Clayton, FL
Sadie Lou is her owner’s right hand. She has worked dairy goats, chickens and ducks, and modulates her herding behaviors appropriately for each type of stock or situation. Sadie Lou is a natural header who prefers to grip polls when gripping is needed, yet was willing to be taught how to drive from the heel, as well. She will move small animals and cooperative goats with nothing more than dominant eye or a nose to the heel.
Babies of all species are Sadie Lou’s favorite thing. She keeps them together in groups according to their kind, cleans them up and treats them gently. She does not tolerate fighting between livestock and will protect her owner from pushy or aggressive animals. She knows her own stock, chasing wild animals who don’t belong off the property and disposing of dead stock once permission is given by her owner. She’s keenly aware of who should be on her property and who shouldn’t. Normally this means she announces guests calmly, but she also has defended her family against an unannounced and aggressive-looking visitor by biting.
Sadie Lou routinely hunts vermin, including rabbits, possums, and songbirds when they are too close to her owner’s berry bushes. She likes to tree intruding animals and will visit the tree many times, even days after being called off to see if it’s still there.
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