Extreme Sheep

by Susan on March 17, 2009

If you haven’t seen this yet, prepare to be amazed. Thanks to Deb for finding this!


1 Emily March 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm

That is the coolest thing I’ve seen all week.

2 mydogpetey March 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I can see the wheels in Harry’s brain turning….

3 Jags March 17, 2009 at 8:46 pm

OMG that is one of the most awesome things I’ve ever seen!

4 Robin in VA March 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

That’s AMAZING!!! Thanks….

5 Grace March 17, 2009 at 8:56 pm

All I can say is WOW

6 Heidi March 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Absolutely the most amazing thing I have seen in a long, long time. Thank you for sharing.

7 Lucy-6toknit4 March 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm

I am sitting here stunned! I suppose standing out in the pasture allows the creative mind plenty of time to wander. What do you get when you cross a genius artist with a shepherd!!

8 Janet March 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I’m not amazed that some shepherds are bored enough to attach LEDs to their sheep. I am amazed that no one noticed the daytime scene, where the herd of sheep formed into one giant walking sheep, was CGI.

9 mmarker March 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm

super. you made my day!

10 Emma March 17, 2009 at 11:35 pm


11 April (ajdury on ravelry) March 18, 2009 at 2:35 am

That’s really interesting, although I felt bad around the 2 minute mark – just after the Mona Lisa montage, where the one dog ran (in the dark with a light strapped on him) and exploded into several lights.

I’m just not one of those people that enjoy animals being used in movies of any sort.

Since you know the sheparding lifestyle better than most of us in blogland (and for sure me!), I trust your judgement on this one.

12 Becky - Rebw12 on Rav March 18, 2009 at 5:23 am

I’m a Corgi mom – so I know the dogs loved this chance to strut their stuff. Wondering though – how do sheep “feel” about being herded? Would they be confused by all the activity or are they having fun with their friends?

13 Diane March 18, 2009 at 6:10 am

Now THAT’s amazing!!! What a fun feat of herding skill – I’d love to hear the stories that came out of making that one! So cool…

14 Pegi March 18, 2009 at 7:31 am

That is SO cool! And kind of funny, to hear the shepherds laughing hilariously!

BTW, April, did you catch the bit immediately in between the Mona Lisa and the “fireworks”, where the guy had the LED controller in his hand? What I understood to happen is that the dog ran into the herd of sheep and scattered them, and as he did, the guy with the controller turned on the lights that the sheep were wearing, to make it look like they were “exploding”. I don’t believe they would have blown up their dog. Just sayin’.

15 laurie March 18, 2009 at 7:32 am

This may be my favorite youtube video- ever. Thanks so much for posting it!

16 Lisa Stockebrand (aka. lasdcm) March 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

Wow – just wow!

17 Maureen March 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Pegi is correct. The lights on a group of sheep were turned on just as the dog scattered them, making a approximation of fireworks.

Just amazing, but maybe these guys need a little time away from their sheep?? LOL

18 Dragan March 18, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Those are *good* dogs.

19 Elysa March 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

This is shepards with too much time on their hands

20 Kate March 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm

i see next year’s winter solstice party getting interesting….

21 Macjavelin March 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

This is the coolest thing I have seen in… I can’t even remember seeing anything like that…

The first time I didn’t believe my own eyes. I had to rewind and watch the Mona Lisa part… just thinking “no way… they didn’t just do that…” The fireworks look great, but the Mona Lisa part? How is that even possible?

22 Vickie March 22, 2009 at 10:24 am

I have spent all morning reading your blog, watching the YouTube videos and watching the lambcam. How ever am I going to find time to knit with all of this cool stuff here. I made DH watch the Buckyballs video as well as the sheepherder video. They were just too wonderful not to share! Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

23 Nancy May 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Very impressive, fabulous creativity!!!! I recently attended a sheep/dog show… very smart animals!

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