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Sheep and Sheep and Sheep and Sheep!

This year for Christmas I received a gift that blew my mind.  Like, literally.

It was a poster.

I know, I know, that doesn’t necessarily sound like a mind-blowing gift.   But, look at it!

AlphabetPosterhorizontalevenspacingIt’s an alphabet poster, and each letter is decorated with a breed of sheep that begins with that letter!  Did you even know there were that many breeds of sheep?  I certainly didn’t.

I think my favorites might be:

C for Cotswolds (I mean, look at those emo bangs).

CotswoldsH for Herdwicks (What amazing horns, and fuzzy hair!)

Herdwick-Head-DS[1]And W for Whitefaced Woodlands (Because, come on, a “woodland” sheep sounds like something out of a storybook.)felinsychgethin2[1]But, really they’re all gorgeous.

I wonder what the zoning laws are in Seattle for owning a small flock of sheep.  I wouldn’t need many- maybe just one of each?

You can order your own poster here!

Do you have a favorite breed of sheep?

Bo-Peep Has Lost Her Sheep

And should try looking for it in Omaha.

i[1]This little cutie (complete with Christmas sweater) was found last week in Omaha, Nebraska, and rescued by the Omaha Humane Society.

I have questions:

1. Who trains a sheep to take walks on a leash?  And, more to the point, I didn’t even know that was something you could do.

2. How do you loose a sheep?  It’s not like they run terribly fast, like a dog or cat.

3. Sweater?  Really?  I suppose it’s kind of cute, but as my dad said (when he sent me this article), it’s “sort of creepy– like a cow wearing a belt…”


(Upon further research, it looks like Gage the sheep was picked up by his owner soon after being found.  He’s basically a house pet… which makes me wonder, do sheep make good pets? And, can I convince my husband to get one?)