Boyd would have been much happier if Ves had stayed home. However, he decided to make the best of it and put up with her and her bossy attitude just to be able to go.
It was getting close to sunset and I knew the cows would be coming to water. It is easy to get a good look at most of them then. Not always the best time for taking pictures but sometimes it works great for me. I love the golden time of the evening, it really bathes the prairie and the badlands in a wonderful glow.
After making the seven mile jaunt to the pasture I wanted to check, opening the gate, and yelling ten times for Vesta to stay on the truck and not run ahead of me. I started honking the horn as we approached the watering place. Even before we got half way there we had a crowd gathering so I decided to stop. Telling Vesta once again to stay on the truck. She is a blule heeler x border collie, and the selective hearing of her heeler heritage is pretty strong at times..she just plain doesn't listen if it doesn't suit her. She is a great little cowdog most days and is very aggressive when she needs to be. Boyd, being the Border Collie, listens and does what he is told! The dogs took up their position to keep the cows away from the truck like they do when we are feeding.
My dogs stayed on the truck, hoping for some action of some sort. They did their best to keep any cow a good distance from the truck for me.