Winter storm blah, blah, blah...freezing drizzle and inches of snow...great. Thanks Mother Nature...really. Thanks for stealing spring...
Now that we have a winter storm coming in, the ewes will probably start going at any moment. They tend to pick storms to begin lambing.
Day 78: Ladies In Waiting I love lambing...one of my favorite things about owning sheep. But with it there is anxiety...I really love my ewes. And I always have a bit of worry when lambing begins. Will everything be ok? Will all the lambs come easily? Will I be there if something happens? Last year was the first year I had to really work at pulling a lamb. The ewe with triplets had 2 small ewe lambs and a HUGE ram lamb. I was there...he was pulled. All was fine. But things can go horribly wrong and I always worry about that. The last thing I want is to lose a lamb or a ewe. So far in this journey we haven't had that issue....I hope this year is no exception. Knock on wood. All will be fine. And I will see lots of babies running around the GREEN pastures in no time.
On a completely different note...as I was setting Klink on the line this weekend, I was petting her and I felt a mat...and then I found several more mats on her as I was petting her in the hotel room that evening. I hate brushing dogs...not sure why, I just do. My dogs get bathed often as they are in the house...but the only time I really brush them is when they are blowing their coats. That is out of necessity, I don't need that hair in my house and all over the floors. But otherwise, I don't. The one that really suffers from this is Klinker...the rest, being smoothies, don't get mats or anything like that. But Klinker...well yeah. I am more concerned about getting the sheep shit off of her, all the mud/sand etc...I kind of forget about the brushing part. Oops. So, I have decided, I am going to attempt to be a responsible dog owner and brush my dogs...
I realized Gator has never been brushed...as well...his reaction to it :) I WILL SIT VERY VERY VERY STILL AND MAYBE IT WILL GO AWAY---eyes bugged out, rigor mortise and unmovable. DO NOT PANIC...good lord.
So I will be working on Happy Gator Brushing time. The dog is 4, I have never brushed him. Brilliant. I am such a good puppy raiser person. They ALL do nails very well, and bathe well...and walk on leashes...but I tend to forget about that with puppies also...I don't put my dogs on leashes except at agility trials...sigh...yeah. You might not want me to raise your next puppy. I forget about those things.
Even thought the brush was a toy...so she bit it and tried to tug :) Great... Then she ripped it out of my hand and ran around the house with it...trying to get it to squeak...
My dogs better look all pretty pretty if I am going to do all this brushing...they better look like glistening ponies...their manes and tails all silky and crap.
But most likely I will give up within a few days...since they will be covered with mud, sheep shit and lord knows what else. But at least I am trying...right?