Tuesday, February 22, 2011

They Call us the Monkeys

We were having such nice weather the other day I decided to take advantage of it and join the girls for some cud chewing. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I love everything about sheep. The chewing doesn’t bother me, the belching in my face I could live without but I don’t find it offensive. I take it as a complement. I figure it’s a bonding thing no different than a bunch of men at a sports bar.


Along with cud chewing comes the obligatory chin scratches. All the girls like the chin scratches except Dorothy. She only tolerates it if there is a cookie involved. Sophia on the other hand LOVES her chin scratches.


She can’t get enough chin scratches but what she really likes is monkey grooming. I think she would stand there all day if I continued to comb through her fleece and pick out the weeds. I know this is rather unusual for a sheep, to be so calm and loveable.


So I was rather surprised to find out Laverne is a monkey grooming lover as well.


Anyone know where I can buy a couple more arms?



I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I'll come help!

Rayna said...

I could use a couple extra arms too :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the earworm! When I was a girl I got that album on the back of a cereal box and played it on my little box record player; it immediately sprang to mind when I saw your title.

Anonymous said...

Love it....yes, I need more arms when out with my boy(goats)......they love being groomed with a brush! Yes....what pretty weather we had.....now it's back to winter!

The Barn Door said...

Lucky you! Mine were never that friendly with me. Of course, I didn't give them cookies either!! Guess that's the trick!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ohmygosh, I *love* Sophia! What a sweet potato! I would just cuddle her all day long - she's beautiful, too! What an incredible color.
Such a good sheep mama you are!

Chai Chai said...

That is precious. I would give anything to have our sheep half as friendly as yours.

Mary Ann said...

O my, I have always liked sheep but don't know them very well... yours are like big loveable dogs! They are so lovely!

Anonymous said...

hee hee..... what cuties they are.


Nancy K. said...

When I'm sitting, surrounded by my girls, each one wanting me to pet her, I feel so content, I wish I could PURR! ;-)

I also take it as a compliment when my girls burp in my face ~ in fact I always respond by saying: "Thank you for sharing that!".

Mom L said...

But do they reciprocate and groom YOU?

Nancy in Iowa