Monday, December 1, 2008

meet the family



her name is pet lamb and she is a [extra fine] merino . she does not however know that she is a sheep.pet lamb thinks she is an alpaca and she is their constant companion. pet lamb came to us about 4 years ago when we were thinking of a natural lawnmower for our acreage.my husband was at work when a ute came in and she was tied up with gaffer tape in the back as she had just been bought from the market for the families weekend celebrations and was due to be spit roasted.... say no more she came home with him in the back seat of a british leyland mini ,and she has lived the life of reilly ever since.when you become a RESPONSIBLE pet owner you quickly discover that it,s not all plain sailing. MULESING [thank goodness pet lamb had been done] is a sore point at the moment .i can see the pros and cons of both sides but as a animal lover there must be a kinder surgical procedure ,but having witnessed a poor merino in a state of fly strike mulesing has its benefits.anyway i am quite happy that we have pet lamb the way she is.....