Sunday, September 15, 2013

River Story..

On the weekends when we go to the river at Devil's Hole,
 Bella usually sits in Kelly's truck.

 Bella loves the walk part and she loves to swim.
She will sometimes join in the games.
 But she's aggressive towards Kelly.
She waits for Roxy to have Kelly's attention and then she attacks.
Kelly just thinks it's part of the game.
For Bella, it's REVENGE!
 Kelly is a Kelpie--a sheepdog.  Though she's an urban sheepdog and has never seen a sheep,
during lulls in wild games with Roxy...

 Kelly's sheepdog genes kick in and 
she 'herds' Bella.
 Kelly follows her everywhere and won't let Bella go where she wants.
 Even if Bella snaps or snarls....
Kelly just thinks it's part of the game.

We don't know why Bella is the only one she practices her skills on.
And I do not like to be herded!
(The peeps just think it's funny.)


  1. Bella if I was there I'd help you take on Kelly and we would herd her around.

    Aroo to you,

  2. Oh, that is so funny!! No wonder she likes revenge!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  3. Oh Bella!!! We see your teeth!
    Benny & Lily

  4. OMD, this always happens to me too Bella!! :-/ Soooo, not cool! I don't know why the herders never understand this!! Good job for getting back when you can though!

  5. scotsmad....
    Crack. Me. Up!! Sorry, Bella. I, too, think it's funny!! ;op
    --Raelyn and Rose

  6. It is funny!!! Poor Bella!!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  7. I don't like to be herded either.

  8. Poor Bella, she's so unlike a sheep too!
    Now I'm thinking that rhyme... baa baa black sheep!

  9. Given the second photo, this post should be titled 'River Dance'.

    And Bella, I totally agree. You are definitely not a sheep.

    Toodle pip!

  10. Awww poor Bella, my neighbors dog is the same, if we go to the beach, she's a pain cos she is always on my back and I can't play with my ball xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. I am a ShetlandSheepdog and I don't think Bella is a sheep. Maybe that Kelly dog needs glasses to see Bella isnt a sheep? Lol

  12. We agree ....pretty darn funny. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  13. Oh Bella - I wouldn't like that either. You are definitely not a sheep! Take care - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  14. Bella it appears you and Kelly have agreed to disagree.
    For a vertically challenged Scottie you are very good at holding your ground too

  15. Bella we think that Kelly needs to come home with you and you can let her watch Animal Planet with you... when they have a show about SHEEP... so you can SHOW her that you are NOT one.

    In the meantime you should start and call Kelly a
    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad Girl.

  16. Poor Bella - you don't look much like a sheep to us

  17. Herding dogs sure can be annoying to the non-herding types! They are such control freaks! I don't think a Kelpie would even notice a snarl. They will take on a bull if you give them the chance!

  18. We knew right away your were the black sheep of the family!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  19. Noah and Norma Jean like to herd the rest of us and we don't like it either. Mom send them to get us when she wants us to come in and we pretend not to hear her calling.
    Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

  20. OMD!! Poor Bella! Ma used to have an Old English Sheepdog that used to 'herd' her!! Used to drive Ma crazy! BOL (so THAT'S what happened...)
    I don't blames you Bella!
    Ruby ♥

  21. I don't like to be herded either. It should be illegal to heard a dog. River thought this story was about her. Soryr.

  22. I'm so sorry, Bella! I know just how you feel. I think Molly is part sheepdog too because at times, she tries to herd me and I don't like it either!

    Love ya lots♥

  23. That is funny that Kelly only herds Bella and nobody else. You keep telling her Bella and maybe someday she will listen.

    Millie & Walter

  24. Bella, pawsome job, don't let anyone push you around girlfriend!

    Loveys Sasha

  25. Bella you show that silly sheepherder what's what...You're way smarter than any sheep

  26. Bella, you are doing a great job!!! Just because Kelly is bigger than you doesn't mean she gets to push you around!

  27. that is funny...Our blue heeler JD was always trying to herd everyone...Rooster herds Hotrod....

  28. BOL!! We're sorry Bella...butt that is SO funny!!!
    Wally & Sammy

  29. Genes always tell!! How interesting!!

    We love your dirt racing games. Wish we could join in...SIGH!
    Buddy and Ginger would love that river. I Shadow can't imagine why!!

    Have a great week ahead

  30. Hehe. Mrs. Master says that we need a herding dog to keep me in line. I don't even know what she's talking about.

    Those are some really good pouncing photos!


  31. That is funny that she seeks out Bella!

  32. Hey Bella!
    Wow, I think Kelly needs a nip on the heels to show her what it's like! BOL Oh, I bet you have so much fun at the river. I really wish I could be there with you. We'd do some great swim zoomies together.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  33. oh my stay safe. The river looks like fun. Some dogs are hard to handle in situations with tons of doggies, for example our Bob is an absolute no no at the dog park he picks fights

    urban hounds

  34. Oh Bella - you do look a weeny little bit like a black sheep. It must be annoying though.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  35. Oh dear ! Those sheepdog genes. Bella - we do so understand.

  36. LOL. Sorry you got herded. Just think it was Lassie!

  37. Aggressive, Oh Dogs I would never fit in~ with one bark or growl I am tail between my legs and run for the hills, I am out of the there.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  38. Bella...I am not laughing (tee hee). Really, this isn't funny (tee hee).