Tanner’s people were here late last week to spend a couple days learning what Tanner had learned during his summer here at Dog Tale Ranch. They headed out a few days ago meaning Tanner has returned to Montana to continue his working life there. I miss the sweet fellow dearly but having company here helps with that, as does knowing that Tanner is in a good home with great people who admire him even more than I do.
|Tanner working lambs|
I often think of changing the somewhat whimsical Dog Tale Ranch name for something a little more formidable and ranch-like. Then I think again how this place is built upon the stories of dogs and how it continues to create more stories, and I change my mind. Perhaps there is a perfect name for us but for now the tales of the sheep and the working dogs, where they lead us and who they connect us to, is what it seems to be about.