Monday, December 20, 2010
The Riff Raff
Since we never put an animal up without a companion, we let another sheep join her when she first went into the stable. That little sheep had a little buddy who stood outside the stable door as the two of them baaaaed at each other. We let that little one join its friend. One of the older Shetland ewes (the darkest one in the crowd) realized that those sheep were getting special treatment so slipped in one of the times I opened the door to check on the first sheep. She decided the indoor life wasn't so bad so began joining the others. She attracted another hanger-on.
Yesterday was a pretty day so we threw everyone out for the afternoon. When I went out at the end of the day to feed the dogs the sheep watched me open the barnyard gate and immediately ran to the stable door. I'm sure you can see the look of anticipation on their faces as they wait to be put in for the night.