Monday, 18 April 2011

Sugar's Pride

At last, Sugar has had a lamb!


It's a teeny-tiny little ewe.


She was premature, which explains her size. We know this because when we turned Sugar over, her elder was full of a honey-like milk instead of the colostrum (first milk) that the little lamb needed.


As for names, the Charlotte who visited last weekend had already come up with one, and it's a whopper...

Meet Charlotte!


Yeah. She wanted a sheep named after herself.

But Charlotte wasn't very big or strong, so we brought her and Sugar inside.



Sugar's a good mum, and her milk will come in time.

The other lambs in the shed have got a new friend. He's brown, he's fluffy and he's called Ben.


Ben just loves to lick the lambs.


Even the little ones.


He's proud of his kids.


I tried to teach Pip to play ball yesterday, armed with my handy ball thrower.


Started well. I showed Pip the ball...


And chucked it!




The she carried it around for a bit, got bored and dropped it somewhere far away.

More practise needed.

9 comments:

  1. Charlotte is SO cute! We are crossing all our paws that she will grow strong and prosper!

    Good job on looking after the little ones, Ben. I would do the same.

    Hey, Little Pip, fancy coming over here for some Chuck-it lessons? I am an expert! And yes, I do bring the ball back!

    Woofs,
    Tommy

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  2. Woof! Woof! Golden Congrats to Sugar!!! How cute ... Charlotte is a lovely name. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Charlotte is adorable! Congrats to Sugar! Keep practicing Little Pip!

    Your pal, Pip

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  4. Charlotte is just so very tiny - hope she will be fine. Bet your friend will be very happy to have a namesake.

    Pip is like us - we will run after a ball but bring it back - forget it - if you wanted it back, why did you throw it in the first place? BOL

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  5. sky just tries to attack the ball thrower :p whenever we use it she hasn't yet figured out that the ball does actually fly better when we use it, she gets bored and goes to try to catch a crow :p

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  6. Aww..what a cute baby. I hope she will be okay and grows up big and strong.

    Pip will get the hang of it in time.

    Ben...what a good boy you are. :)

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  7. Charlotte is so CUTE! Sounds like she's in good hands. Ben is so sweet--what a good boy. And Pip! Keep at it--he'll get there.

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  8. Oh! what a sweet lamb! I guess when you are a working dog like Pip, playing ball is a little frivolous...more important things to do?! Really enjoyed the pictures!

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  9. Ben is a good caretaker! And that little Charlotte is a real cutie - congratulations!
    As for Pip - you're right. A few more practice sessions might be in her future ;)

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