Sunday, August 15, 2010

gibson stalks a rabbit

26 Comments:

Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

love, LOVE this video. It's so amazing to see how innate Gibson's abilities are. And, like everyone said about the video a few posts back, it's so cool to actually see the farm, and hear your voice. Keep up the wonderful work, Jenna. You are an inspiration to all of us! <3

August 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Flartus said...

Thanks for this! Now I'm more convinced than ever that my shaggy mutt has border collie ancestors. She's nowhere near as intense as Gibson, though! That silly rabbit: "Hmm, there's some nice grass up here...oh, there's a dog...do do do..."

August 15, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally SWEET! He is gonna be GREAT!!

August 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

If you guys like the videos, i'll post more. I thought the quality would be too low, but we'll just call them indie films.

August 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Meagan said...

I like the videos too. In fact I like em so much I went and ordered a replacement charger for my Canon point and shoot so that I too can make some movies of my animals. Mostly for my mom though but hey that's the internet for you :)

August 15, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the videos too. Gibson is growing up so fast and he's going to do wonderfully as your partner. =)

August 15, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what happens next? lol
Beautiful pup! Love that body language!
And yes, more videos please!

August 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

i brought him inside after the video was done. no need to scare a rabbit.

August 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Love the video! Can't wait to see more. Thanks for taking the time to share your day with us!

August 15, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Siberian said...

This may be a stupid question, but are the animals completely free-ranged on the farm? I know the sheep are fenced in, but do the rabbits, ducks, and turkeys have free reign? Do rabbits, like chickens, know how to recognize "home" and go back to the barn?

I know chickens do this, but not as familiar with rabbits. Just curious how you keep track of them.

Anyhow, nice video. I have a border collie/English setter mix, but he got the hunting genes, not the herding ones!

August 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

All the poultry are free range, as are four meat rabbits. The rabbits graze around the house and when i go inside the barn around m to feed the angoras they follow me in and will eat their pellets inside the barn. They are more nocturnal, so sometimes they stay out late but I have not once been picked up by a predator due to their speed and so many hiding places.

My farm is kinda like that scene in JAWS. The rabbits don't have to be faster than the fox to avoid being eaten, they just need to be faster than the fat kids in the rest of the pool. the chunky, slow, meat birds are always the first to get stolen.

The angoras (my two remaining wool rabbits) are caged. So are the sheep, the goat, and any hoofstock.

August 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger David Shearer said...

Gibson has gotten so big since I met him in May. He's such a handsome guy!

August 15, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Miss Darla said...

I was wondering, would Gibson try to attack the rabbit? Or does he just want to herd it?

August 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Gotta love the BC "eye". Of course the rabbit didn't obey like a sheep would.

August 15, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger HEATHER said...

I can't wait to meet that boy!

August 15, 2010 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

Boy, he's a good looking fellow!

August 15, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

hey Jenna- Eat Butter and Pasta comes back with an error saying it doesn't exist....

...but then, you don't have to tell me to eat butter and pasta!

August 16, 2010 at 1:26 AM  
Blogger René said...

To answer Miss Darla's question: The "herding" instinct was originally a prey instinct. The pack would herd the animals together and then attack them. Untrained herd dogs will still likely attack after they've finished the herding which is why they should never be let loose with livestock. I'm sure Jenna already realizes this from the fact that Gibson still wears a leash around them and her comments about how she's handled him out in public and at events, but anyone who has a cattle dog of some sort or another should be aware that it takes a lot of training before it's safe to let them out in a field of animals off leash.

August 16, 2010 at 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

活是一種鍛鍊靈魂的東西..................................................................

August 16, 2010 at 4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

多謝美味的心靈雞湯................................................................

August 16, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Sissy said...

Is this a wild rabbit? Not like any of ours in Tennessee.
I love watching my puppers stalk bugs..their alertness and concentration is delightful.

August 16, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger E said...

So serious!

August 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Toni aka irishlas said...

More videos would be great!

August 16, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Be vewy vewy quiet. We're hunting wabbits!

Great video. Would love more.

August 16, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Urban Au Courant said...

yeah love the voice and the intimate nature of understanding how this type of dog will interact among other animals. very important and key to my understanding. Look forward to MANY more videos; altho don't get me wrong I am infatuated with your writing style.

August 23, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Khawaja Khalid (Nomi Prince) said...

Great Teach to Gibson..

I love that dog who obeys :D

Great filmed Jenna...!

Keep it up and post just like these vids :)

August 25, 2010 at 9:12 PM  

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