Thursday, September 20, 2012
Well-behaved dogs and lamb
This is Molly B. She is the lamb that I got from Garrett this summer. When she came here I put her in one of my jugs which were still set up from lambing. She went "bonkers". She looked like a dirt bike because it seemed that she was running up on the sides of the panels because she was so scared when I would come into the shed. Poor thing, she had been pulled out of the pasture with her mom, carried in a trailer to my house and then housed in a tiny pen with no one to play with. I let her out with the others soon afterwards because I couldn't stand to see her so terrified when I would come into view. After that, she was fine with the group, but I could only catch her when I cornered her and grabbed her. Well..................since then, she has been getting a little better and letting me touch her nose sometimes when I would bring apples to the pasture. Last week, out of a clear blue sky, we became friends. I went out to sit with the sheep one afternoon, and she came up to me, let me touch her, and scratch her all over, and then proceeded to lie at my feet. She even stayed there when I slid down to sit on the ground. She has stayed that way, and I can't do anything but shake my head in wonderment. Now I have four lovely ladies who are totally friendly to add to my small flock. Sure is fun to go out and sit with them. Good lamb!