To Celebrate the start of our holiday weekend, Melody attended the International Sheepdog Championships in Soldier Hollow on Saturday. When she heard about it she couldn't resist something so foreign in nature, so made the trip out to see what it was all about. The event included sheepdogs herding flocks of sheep through a course for the fastest time under 13 minutes. At the end of the course the shepherd would step in barely to help things along and we were all biting our nails as we hoped some of the dogs could get all the sheep in the pen with some 30 seconds left. In other words, we were watching "Babe" the pig movie in real life. There were also side shows to the main event that included a show called "Dazzle Dogs," made up of dancing and semi acrobatic dogs; "Splash Dogs," dogs that would jump into a fairly large pool for the greatest distance (baited by their favorite doggie toy thrown in before them) and of course the food and drinks were a side show all their own (namely the homemade rootbeer sold in their own bottles).
A tricky event to dress for with all the fluctuating weather (from heat and sun, to eventual rain and cool), Melody chose to wear her lightweight navy blue chino trousers with military green shirt over top (inspiration here). However there was a part of her that wished she had some cool rain boots like the girl pictured above. The necklace pictured is a christmas gift from her husband made from a broken piece of the famed Mata Ortiz pottery (that the two of them are a little obsessive over). The sandals and glasses are Forever 21. Overall we say if you ever have the chance to go and see something like this, you should. It's definitely something you'll never forget. And oh! Since when did the trees start changing colors???