Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Nobby Goes to the Park

Back in March I had the thought that it would be fun if I had a sheep I could take for walks away from the farm. Nobby, with his laid-back attitude to life, was the obvious choice. Last week I decided he was - at five months old - finally mature enough to handle a walk in the park. I picked a quiet time of day to minimise any possible stress in a whole new environment, but I needn't have bothered at all.


Nobby was a clam as could be. To my surprise, people stopped what they were doing to come and talk to me and mostly to meet Nobby. I wasn't expecting people to think it was all that special, a girl taking her lamb for a walk, but maybe that's just because it's an everyday occurrence for me!


Nobby was very interested in nibbling the unfamilair plants.



A horde of children ran at him, bikes whizzed past, dogs stared - Nobby remained unfazed. I'm still flabbergasted, to be honest. I was expecting more of an adjustment period, but Nobby was right at home. People even had their photos taken with him - but then, he is quite used to being in front of a camera!


It was great to see smiles on peoples' faces - especially children. They - pardon the pun - flocked to pat Nobby. People of all ages who'd never been near a sheep in their lives marvelled at how soft his wool was.


Nobby pauses to admire the castle.



Nobby meets a very confused Scottish Terrier.


Nobby admires the view.



Tasty grass.



We took a shortcut through the camping/caravan area. A group of children stopped playing football to meet Nobby.


Heading for the car...


I'm so proud of Nobby for behaving so impeccably.


Yes, home soon, Nobby! Good boy!

3 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! How cute! I would love to meet a lamb on a walk, so I can totally understand people being so excited about his presence. I'm glad he had such a fun adventure.

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  2. What an excellent sheep ambassador Nobby - well done!

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