Cowdogs must be smart, fast, aggressive when required, and be able to move the herd in a controlled manner at the direction of their handler. (Brenda Wilson photo)

Cowdogs must be smart, fast, aggressive when required, and be able to move the herd in a controlled manner at the direction of their handler. (Brenda Wilson photo)

Thanks to the community hosting for ‘Dogs With Jobs’

To the editor;

We packed up our four working cowdogs and came 100’s of kilometers to Barriere for Oct. 15 – 16. The first ever ‘Dogs With Jobs’ event took over the rodeo grounds and I want to thank the community for supporting this event.

The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association and the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society made this happen and they did a great job to try something completely new on the legendary fall fair grounds in your town.

It’s really wonderful to be able to compete in an international class Open Cowdog Trial. This has not happened in British Columbia for 15 years!

Canadian beef is the best on the planet, and our Border Collies absolutely live for their work helping to feed a hungry world.

We want folks who did not come to the shows to come out and see us next year. Watch for new and amazing dog events to be announced.

You will find me in the Cowdog Contest; my furry friends and I didn’t do as well as we had hoped so we want to be in the next go-round for sure.

I don’t want to say they were “tough cattle” but the trucker said their next gig was terrorizing new students at Rodeo Clown School.

Sincerely,

Pete Wells

100 Mile House, B.C.

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