I’m not a Sheep I Tell You!! Not quite Wordless Wednesday – but I need advice! :)

So it’s bad enough that I’m always getting mistaken for a Sheep Dog, but sometimes the Dogs want me to BE the Sheep!!  No way!!  Don’t you know that it’s in my blood to herd the Sheep – I like to be the chaser, not the one being chased…..

So here’s my dilemma – I’ve got a play date coming up with a wonderful Beardie who I met online – her name is Pepper – and I really like her – only problem is it turns out she doesn’t want to be the Sheep either?!  Doh!!  I want to impress her, but I’m just not sure I can go as far as to be the Sheep and let her chase me?!!  Let a Girlie chase me, I really don’t think that would look cool – and what if she caught me? :)

Here’s what happened the other week when I went to the Dog Park…..

“Hey Snoop, we think you should be the Sheep as you were the last one to get here!” Tee Hee


They even tried to show me it would be fun if I was the Sheep – Check out this little video….

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But I held firm – I have my reputation to think of….

“No way Guys! – It’s just not gonna happen, I refuse to be the Sheep!”


Any advice as to what to do on my date would be greatly appreciated – It’s tough making decisions some times!! – Especially when Girlies are involved!!  :)

PS – It’s the last day to enter my PetSmart Halloween Costume Sweepstake!! :)  Watch out for another really great Sweepstake starting on Friday – Woohoo!! :)




  1. Y’all are going to need to find yourselves another dog that can be the sheep…or maybe just find some sheep to be sheep. Or cats.

    Maybe not. They’re not very good at being herded, either.
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    • Hi Vicky,

      I was really liking your idea of us chasing a Cat until I realized I haven’t seen many Cats at the Dog Park? :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Wags to Darby

      Snoops :)

  2. Perhaps just hang out by your mom. I don’t like being chased either.
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    • Hi Abby Dabby Do,

      Thanks for your idea, however, I only hang with Mum when I get super tired near the end, she’s not as much fun as the other Dogs!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  3. Snoops – I have no luck with the ladies either. Actually, the ladies I live with are always beating up on me – so I haven’t got much advice, other than to say that stinks. At least you marked that tree and then laid down the law by, well, laying down. Good for you, not putting up with others always expecting you to be the sheep!
    Toby recently posted..Rules. Rules. Rules. Oh, and a Couple of Awards.My Profile

    • Hi Toby,

      They wouldn’t listen and kept trying to chase me when I ran, so I decided to be firm and just lie down- try herding me when I’m lying down?! Tee Hee

      I hope you have better luck at home buddy,

      Snoops :)

  4. Hi Snoopy,
    don’t worry! I’m sure we’ll have fun no matter what.
    Don’t forget we can still team up and herd the other puppies together ;-)
    Looking forward to finally meet you!
    Puppy wags and kisses :-)
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    • Hey Pepper,

      Ooooh I like that idea buddy – we could be a herding team maybe? Though I still might try to herd you to see how fast you can run, I’m sure I can outrun you!! Tee Hee

      Can’t wait for our date!!

      Snoops :)

  5. Snoopy I know how hard it is to be mistaken for something else. Keep being yourself.

  6. Enjoy your date!

  7. Cute dog!! I totally hear ya about the “sheep dog” thing… believe it or not, they sometimes think that Oliver is a sheep dog while he is actually a goldendoodle :)
    OllieEddie recently posted..Wordless Wednesday!My Profile

    • Hi OllieEddie,

      That’s funny that Oliver gets mistaken for an Old English Sheep Dog too – I can understand with me, cos we are pretty closely related :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  8. Have you considered taking turns being the sheep?

  9. Well, that is a dilemma! I agree with Chris, I think you guys will have to take turns – just be sure not to let her catch you! Good luck!
    TheCrossoverTrainer recently posted..Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

    • Hi Guys,

      I think I’m gonna do some extra running training before our date to make sure she doesn’t catch me, that would be SO embarrassing!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  10. Snoopy, perhaps you and Pepper could play another game so that neither of you has to be the sheep, or you could invite a third wheel or wingman to your play date….someone you are sure will play the sheep role. Good luck!
    Kristin recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Power Walking, Yorkie StyleMy Profile

    • Hi Kristin,

      Ooooh, a wingman, that’s a cool idea, maybe I could invite my buddy Cosmo? But what if he flirts with her? He is a bit of a flirt!! :) Maybe we’ll ask him to be the Sheep!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  11. Unfortunately, we can’t join the Halloween costume thingy but we would’ve loved seeing our dogs wearing something silly.

    Awww, you’re going on a date. That’s just cute.

    Huggies and Cheese,

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  12. Woof! Woof! Just be YOU n Woof! Woof! a lot. Happy WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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  13. First rule for not being chased – don’t run. BOL
    Jana Rade recently posted..Dog Cartoon Of The Week: Increase The Odds Of A Dog Eating Your HomeworkMy Profile

    • Tee Hee Jana,

      Love it!! It sounds so simple when you put it like that!! Trouble is as soon as I get to the Dog Park I want to run!!

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  14. I hear you! Border Collies always seem to think I should be the sheep – and I won’t do it. I stand still and look down at them. I would protect the sheep and smaller dogs would do the herding.
    Clowie recently posted..Forget-me-notMy Profile

    • Hi Clowie,

      It’s great to hear that your determined in your approach, you’re not going to be the Sheep and that’s it, maybe we could find a small white Doggie to be the Sheep, doh, just realized the small Dogs are in a separate area at the Dog Park!!

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  15. Well Snoopy, if your trying to impress a girl it wouldn’t hurt just this once to pretend to be a sheep. Just think if your running ahead of her she can see your lovely fur flowing in the wind and it will be love at first sight! :)
    Bassetmomma recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Hmmm….I Think Fred’s Feeling BetterMy Profile

    • Hi Bassetmomma,

      Hmmm, you think she might fall for me? Woohoo!! I could be tempted to play Sheep for a little bit? Guess we’ll have to see :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  16. Being the sheep doesn’t sound like it would be much fun, however, you could play the sympathy card from all the people and see if it gets you more treats and pets.
    Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom recently posted..Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

    • Hi Emily,

      Ooooh more treats and pets? Now that sounds good, though I’m usually so distracted at the Dog Park I’ll probably forget to cash-in!! Tee Hee

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  17. Chase or be chased…..that is the Question.
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  18. I think you just have to stand firm Snoopy. If you give in one time, it will always be like that!
    Jodi recently posted..W.T.F./Whoo Hoo WednesdayMy Profile

    • Thanks Jodi,

      That’s a good point, Pepper might start taking liberties, she could even think I should always be the Sheep and start nipping my ankles? I remember doing that to Mum and Dad when I was a pup and they were out of line! Tee Hee

      Hope you’re all having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  19. Oh Snoopy, that is a tough one!! I guess it depends on how cute she is! If she is really cute and it makes your tummy feel like it has butterflies in it, you need to be the sheep!!

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  20. I like Pepper’s idea of you two being a herding team. That’s a great way to bond with a Girlie dog – I know I like it! Hey maybe you can find some squirrels to chase – you can pretend they’re miniature sheep! :) Have fun buddy!
    Daisy recently posted..Mommy’s Monday Mischief: Oh No She Didn’t!My Profile

    • Hi Daisy,

      I never even thought about the Squirrels, though they’d have to be pretty brave to come into the Dog Park!! I’d love to be in a herding team with you too little Daisy, though sure you wouldn’t like to be the Sheep, you’d be a super cute Sheep! Tee Hee

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  21. Don’t worry, SNoopy! Lulu has the same problem, and she doesn’t put up with any shenanigans from the other dogs! Stand strong!

    Christie from lifewithbeagle.com
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    • Thanks Christie,

      I’ll do my best not to put up with any shenanigans, it’s hard enough to just spell that word let alone implement it!! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Your pal Snoopy :)

  22. Oh Snoopy take her some treats, a nice toy in PINK of course and some flowers ( a good mouthful of grass will do) and serenade her with a howl ot two. Have a lovely Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly
    Molly The Wally recently posted..Flog It Blog It, Top 10 Bizarre Food Inventions!My Profile

    • Hi Molly,

      Ooooh, you Girlies sure like to be treated well!! The mouthful of grass may be tricky especially if I want to bark, I could spit it all over her? Not a great first impression? Tee Hee

      Thanks for your great advice, I’ve got my paws crossed that she’ll like me,

      Snoops :)

  23. Snoopy, that looks like so much fun! What gorgeous dogs. *sigh* Dog blogging is so hard. I want one of every dog I see …
    Flea recently posted..Wordless Wednesday, FacesMy Profile

  24. Snoopy think I need to come there and help ya out pal! I am glad you held your ground, you had me nervous for a second! That one dog looked like Torrey didn’t it?

    So pal, you have a girlfriend now too huh? I say you let HER make the first move. If it involves her chasing YOU all the better!! You just tell everyone you LET her WIN!

    Have fun buddy!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota
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    • Hey Dakota,

      That’s such a good plan, I never thought to say I LET her win!! You’re right, that Dog is like Torrey :)

      Oh and by the way it’s just a date, she’s not my girlfriend yet and even if she becomes my Girlfriend Mum says I’m too young to be exclusive and it’s ok if I have lots of Girlfriends – Woohoo!! I know you are committed to just one Girlie Dakota, but there are just so many great Girlies out there I don’t think I could manage it!! :)

      Have a fun day buddy,

      Snoops :)

  25. Well, if the girlie is cute, I think you should let her chase you. And you then you should let her catch you too!
    Jackie Bouchard recently posted..Monday Mischief: Quiet Mischief??My Profile

    • Hi Jackie,

      Let her catch me, hmmmm, that’s what Dakota said too, maybe I will win her over? Or maybe she’ll just think I’m a slow coach? :)

      Big Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  26. Hi Y’all,

    Just want to hop on by and touch base with y’all. Looks like y’all are havin’ a great day!

    As for not being the sheep…ask your person to arrange the meet up someplace where there aren’t lots of other dogs running about…that’s what I do. Then we walk sedately side by side on our leads with the humans walking with us and we all visit politely. So much better that way.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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    • Hi Hawk,

      I like your idea, it does sound very grown up and polite, but I’m only 2 and Pepper is even younger, so I’m thinking it might be fun to run around and work off some energy!! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  27. Snoopy ~ stop saying “baaaaaa” at the dog park ;)

  28. BOL!! I can’t say how to behave, but I can say how NOT to! BOL!! DON’T ACT LIKE ME!! BOL!!!!
    (the Pom, not the Bearded)
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  29. My sister and I don’t care who chases – the fun is just the running, sometimes I am chased but then I pull a fast one and turn around and chase the other dog, we never take it real seriously.
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  30. maybe it’s because you are white like sheep Snoopy ;)
    Kroten recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – StretchingMy Profile

  31. Hi Snoopy I’ve just hopped over on the blog hop.

    I think you will have to bribe another dog to be the sheep. Enjoy you date with pepper just be carefull you don’t get called salt.

    Have a great day Sheba.

    • Haha Sheba,

      Yep, maybe we could hire another Doggie to be the Sheep just for our date?! Tee Hee – I wonder if my buddy Cosmo will do it, nope, he never wants to play chase!! Doh!!

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  32. Happy Wednesday!
    Hailey and Zaphod recently posted..Wordless Wednesdsay – Beach EditionMy Profile

  33. We can see why being a sheep for the boys would not be good, but for a girl…well…that might be OK if she is cute. ;)

    the brown dawgs
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  34. Hey Snoopy!

    If you’re trying to impress the girlies you might have to play sheep for a little while, but after you’ve impressed her then maybe you can do a little chasing. After all relationships are a two way street.

    Happy WW!
    Colby recently posted..Meet The Coneheads!My Profile

    • Hey Colby,

      Hmmmm, maybe I’m gonna have to be a little flexible if we’re gonna get to play chase? Guess I’ll just have to wait and see who gives in first? Tee Hee

      Wags to all of you,

      Snoops :)

  35. Maybe Kaspar could come and be the sheep!

  36. I like Colby’s idea! Take turns being the sheep!
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  37. Hi Snoopdoggy. I’m here from the blog hop. I’m hopping late tonight.

    Not sure how to help you with the herding thing. I feel your pain though. It doesn’t seem right. What’s weirder though are all those people just sitting there watching you like you’re a softball team or something. Why aren’t they playing with each other?

    cokiethecat recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: One of my PredecessorsMy Profile

    • Cokie,

      You made me (and my Mum) laugh so much with your comment!! You’re one funny Dude!!

      Thanks for stopping by,

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  38. What a dilemna. Cute dogs. Great to meet at Wordless Wendesday.
    BJ Bangs recently posted..Wordless Wednesday Blog HopMy Profile

  39. Hay Snoops just let the galz chase youz..it wilz make all the boyz jellious :)
    I’z been chasin youz long enuffs xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie recently posted..PUPPY CLASS…EMBARRAZMENT!My Profile


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