For now this gives an idea of who the canine crew are. The photo of the stock dogs was taken this summer while Tanner was here for training, he has since gone back home. From left to right: Tanner, Coyote Mic, Fynn, BJ, Gibson, BlackJack, Cajun. Fynn is 14 years old, Cajun is half way to that and the rest are younger.
The livestock guardian dogs are another world of dogs. They are canine through and through and so feel the same on many levels, yet without the continual influence of human interaction, they are their own unit, and they function as such. I often feel secondary to that pack, a bit of an outsider. I spend quite a bit of time watching these guys.
One of our male dogs stays situated with the rams and comes and goes from the main group only on occasion. I have yet to capture a photo of all seven dogs, but I did manage one of six of them together at breakfast, albeit with all their heads down.
From left to right: Tex, Whiskey, Lily (background), Crow (foreground), Wren (lying) and Oakley. Oakley is the eldest at 7.5 years. Wren and Crow are the babies.
A summer photo during one of Zeus' visit to the pasture. This is Lily and Zeus.