Blog #23

Hello, furry and hooman friends,
I was thinking the other day about the fact that I have gotten several new friends on Instagram. I want to give a big shout-out to all of them and thought I would tell my story…again. For all the newbies.
My name is Vic. My mom’s name was Pat and my dad’s name was Jim. I was born in Georgia. My sister and I got sent to Big Bend Farm in Virginia to be trained to be sheep herders, by one of the best sheep herders in the world, Barbara Ray. We were about six months old when we went to Virginia. I loved it and had a lot of fun. My sister did not enjoy it quite so much and she got to go home, back to Georgia. I missed her a lot, but it was so fun learning how to herd sheep. I kept working really hard and one day Barbara told me that I was going to learn to chase geese instead of herding sheep. Okay with me. Another fun-filled adventure.
Then one day another mom and dad came to Big Bend Farm and Barbara took me and three of my friends to the pond to chase geese while these hoomans watched. They kept talking about me. And when I was done they wanted to meet me in person. It was a lot of fun. I heard them talking with Barbara and I found out why my sister went home. I guess she wasn’t a very good student. And then I heard them all discussing me. Barbara told these new hoomans that I was a great sheep herder, but I had one very bad flaw. What? I had no idea. Barbara never yelled at me or told me I was doing something wrong.
She went on to explain to the couple who became my new mom and dad, that when I returned to her after herding, I always rolled on my back and wanted a belly rub. Well, duh, who doesn’t? I mean belly rubs are the best! But, I guess, if I had done that in a sheep herding trial, Barbara would have lost a bunch of points. Who knew? However, this is considered really bad. So, that’s why she started teaching me how to chase geese. And also why she never yelled at me. Wanting you belly rubbed isn’t bad, unless you are in a sheep herding trial.
The new hoomans liked me a lot and decided I should go live with them in Ohio. Just my dad came to pick me up one day, and we drove for a long, long time to Ohio. I met my little brother, whose name was George. He’s not around any more, but we had some fun times. There was a cat named Shadow that sometimes walked through my room where I lived, but she didn’t hang around much. She’s gone too.
It is now me and two new cats. Their names are Lily and Pad. We all live at the office of Pond Wiser Inc. That’s my mom and dad’s company and who I work for. I’ve been really busy this year. Not even a pandemic can keep geese from hanging around.
So, thanks for following me on Instagram@victheworkingdog and check out Pond Wiser on social media too. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google my Business.