I’ll Take One of Those

Jan
9

So we’re driving down this country road looking for the lady who has miniature goats. I’m thinking it’s time to remind her that I want goat babies in a few months. We can’t find the goat lady, so we’re turning around at a farm and–





There were these perfectly wonderful, sweet, adorable sheep.

I. Could. Not. Get. Out. Of. The. Car. Fast. Enough.





So I lost any grip on reality and I was all over this one oh-so-friendly sheep, taking pictures of it, talking to it, petting it. This man came outside the farmhouse and said, “Can I help you?” Now, this happens sometimes when I’m taking pictures. People want to know what I’m doing. Especially when I’m traipsing on their property. Usually, I just explain that I’m taking pictures. Which is weird enough. But by this point, I was practically spasming over this sheep and the whole truth had to go and pop out of my mouth. “I’m sorry, I have a fixation with farm animals.”

Oddly, this didn’t seem to faze the farm owner, whose big concern seemed to be that his puppy had gotten out and would I help him get it? Puppy? What puppy? I can’t see anything but THE SHEEP. With some effort, I expanded my focus, chased a rather large puppy around the yard several times, and eventually captured it and gave it to the man, who promptly went back inside his farmhouse, leaving me to my sheep fixation. He did tell me, before he disappeared, that it was a pet sheep. Bottle fed.

I WANT ONE OF THOSE.

This sheep was so cute. And fluffy. Look how fluffy it is!





Before the man went inside, I asked him if the sheep was fat, or just needed a haircut. Yes, I ask stupid questions. No, he didn’t answer me.





This sheep was in love with me. Can’t you see it in its eyes?





Well, actually, it was kinda in love with the pickup truck I was riding in. The sheep kept walking around and around the truck, rubbing up against it.





And I kept chasing it. Around and around the truck.





But it loved me. I can tell.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on January 9, 2008  

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  1. 1-9
    7:57
    am

    Poor sheep needs a date with the shears!!!
    BW

  2. 1-9
    8:39
    am

    Sheep are so cute. That one definitely was in love with you. :lol:

    Would you get into spinning your own wool? Or is that beyond what you have in mind to do?

    -Kim

  3. 1-9
    8:45
    am

    I always think stuff like that sounds so neat, but I think it might be beyond what I’m ready to take on, at least in the near future. I want to do too many things!

  4. 1-9
    10:09
    am

    I can’t believe you got away with walking around on his property! I’m ALWAYS getting kicked off of something!

    That sheep…I think you’re right. I think he loves “ewe.”

  5. 1-9
    10:41
    am

    very very cute sheep!!! I think I might want one too! :sheep:

  6. 1-9
    10:46
    am

    So where are the pictures of cute little goats? :sheep:

  7. 1-9
    1:32
    pm

    He is adorable! I love sheep, too, and their little matchstick legs. :lol:

    Learn to knit, then you’ll be wanting to raise sheep to sheer their wool to spin into yarn. It’s every knitters dream. :mrgreen:

  8. 1-9
    1:44
    pm

    Did you ever find te goat place?

  9. 1-9
    1:58
    pm

    I can definitely see its love for you in it’s eyes! :yes:

  10. 1-9
    3:17
    pm

    I think she needs a haircut but that’s what makes her so cute lol.

  11. 1-9
    3:23
    pm

    We did find the goat people eventually but the goats were off across the hill or something so we didn’t get to see them. I’m going to check back with her again in a few more months about the babies.

  12. 1-9
    4:06
    pm

    Sheep are a lot of work. Take it from someone whose fil raised them.
    Cute, tho.

  13. 1-9
    4:48
    pm

    Suzanne- I love that sheep! If you get one and I know you will, can you get me one too? He is too cute- I want one also but I don’t see him lasting very long in my neighborhood. LOL I saw the love though- I did! It was obvious.

  14. 1-9
    9:31
    pm

    Awww, the sheep was cute. Kinda reminds me of my favorite kitty though, very “fluffy” and then tiny legs. *g* My grandmother had a minerature goat, he was a gift from my Uncle who raises them. You would NOT believe how he neutered it.

  15. 1-10
    1:17
    am

    Awwww I want one too, but first I’d have to get rid of one of the kids!

    I haven’t told Marlboro Man yet, but when the kiddo’s are little older, we’re having a few sheep and goats to go along with all his cows!

    Tanya

  16. 1-10
    11:58
    am

    I want sheep so much! Have to wait until I move though. That was a really cute sheep.

  17. 1-10
    8:39
    pm

    Awww so cute! My one aunt who has a farm had some kind of goats too I think at one point. Now she’s added a pot bellied pig to the mix

  18. 4-23
    5:01
    pm

    I love sheep too and you would LOVE the book “A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23”. My mother and I loved this book…the sheep used as an analogy…I just love them.

  19. 4-23
    5:02
    pm

    P.S. – that book is by Phillip Kellar.

  20. 6-30
    2:36
    pm

    Well, you can come stare at my sheep all that you would like. Do you want me to send you a small bit of wool to carry in your pocket?? :rotfl: The sheep needed a haircut. She was not fat. :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:

  21. 2-28
    8:16
    am

    Oh, my gosh!!!! You sound just like me. I LOVE sheep!!!!!

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