Annabelle, say goodbye to your tail.
Tail, say goodbye to Annabelle.
Sheep have their tails docked because they aren’t necessary and, in fact, attract dirt and flies, so they’re a health hazard. We had Annabelle’s tail banded yesterday. The rubber band is attached with a special tool, which then slides away, leaving the band in place.
The tail will fall off in a few weeks. I’m going to sell it on eBay. I’M JUST KIDDING.
I would tell you how much it looked like it hurt her, but I can’t stand to think about it. It’s hard to be a farmer. In fact, I couldn’t even handle having anything to do with it so we had our sheep farmer friends do the deed. It was quickly over, and it was time. Time for our little lamb who thinks she is a dog to be a sheep.
The good news is that after about fifteen minutes, she was back to her usual self, back to her bottle and her Giant Puppy and her blankie. I still think she’s mad at me, though. I think making up for this is gonna take a whole lotta cookies.
Annabelle: “But dogs have tails!!!!”
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