Last night Joey left my yard for the final time. He has a new human to adore. A new human to work with him, to help him grow and stretch, to become the dog he is capable of being. Joey has gone to live and work for a team roper. This man had a quiet manner and Joey while nervous wasn't wild eyed around him. Joey will help him push steers up the alley while they rope. This is a great job for him. Plus he should be happy getting regular work. The man has experience with stock dogs which makes all the difference in the world.
So while I'm sad to see him go, I am happy for his new beginning.