In a video that has just surfaced, DLR adds choice colour commentary as his dogs run around doing doggy herding stuff.
“The difference between sheep and cattle is that sheep a little like a golf crowd; very quiet and restrained,” a typically cheeky Roth offers in one section. “I use the analogy that they’re a little bit like society dames – easily riled.
“Cattle are like hockey fans: two of them are drunk, the other one just wants to f–ck with you and the other one has no idea what is going on,” Roth explains as Ben the dog herds cattle a couple of minutes into the video. Doggy Mike is the real star of the show, however, herding sheep and following whistle commands from some 200 meters away.
Really, how cool is that? First the border collie is shown doing hill work, rounding up a group of sheep and bringing them back to the camera and Roth. “We’re trying to get a nice, straight fetch line with him,” the singer explains. Roth is seen occasionally in the video (posted by Ultimate Classic Rock), usually wearing cargo pants and a baseball cap.
“See how they’re running and splitting like super models being chased by the wrong guy on a weekend night,” he jokes.
“There’s nobody less qualified to be in these competitions than I,” Roth admits. Competitions? Wow. Roth mentions he is heading to the Nationals soon with Mike, likely not until after the band’s tour of the U.S. wraps up in June. Anyway, the video is a pretty fascinating look into a rarefied world. Enjoy!
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