Herding Terriers can be as difficult as herding cats

We decided to take a picture of our little terrier group on a beautiful winter day.  What we thought would be an easy task turned into a 20 minute struggle.  Ann and Raymond tried to get the dogs to sit side by side on a bench while I tried to take photos.

Raymond tried to get Beau (who is the best trained) to sit on the bench first. However, Beau thought he wanted him to jump over the bench. So as Raymond and Ann were trying to get the rest of the dogs on the bench, Beau would just jump up and over, jump up and over, again and again. Finally, Raymond and Ann got Beau, Bonnie and Bridget on the bench.   As soon as one would get settled, another would jump off.  After 20 minutes of wrestling the dogs, we gave up and decided to try another time (after Ann and Raymond had time to recover).

Here are some of the photos:

Okay, just stay there and face front.
Okay, just stay there and face front.
Maybe if we hold onto them..
Maybe if we hold onto them..

 

And they are off!
And they are off!

 

Let's try treats this time!
Let’s try treats this time!
The final shot!  Abby & Bridget decided to be divas and refused to sit unless we had liver treats!
The final shot! Abby & Bridget decided to be divas and refused to sit unless we had liver treats!