:woot: Guess what my parents brought me home last night? A Shep. A Shep the Sheep actaully (A joke - sheep bothers me. It's both plural and singular, so NOW... a single is a Shep and plural is Sheep).
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I am so happy!!! We aren't quite sure what breed he is, but he has such soft fuzz! He's about 8 months old they think (rescued animal and then puppy for lamb trade). He's never been shorn... My mom's best friend is going to teach me how to do that.
I am soooo excited!!
(Twas slightly humorous.... Mom and Dad were play (fake) betting each other what I would say when I saw Shep. Mom said "Look at how much yarn that is!!!" "Look at the staple length!" "Do you see all those gloves?!?" "do you feel how silky soft he is?" :roflhard: And Dad said, "The first thing she says is going to be about the fleece." So when they pulled in the drive way, I ran up to them and started undoing straps and tie downs to get his cage open. I saw him and pulled him out of the cage.... (Oh, he is a bottle baby and SO friendly!!! :D) and I just stood there, staring for a moment. LOL It was a "oh wow" moment. At which point I started rubbing his fur, nay, my fiber evil laugh and thought to myself "What a beautiful sheep! What a GORGEOUS fleece!!" I guess I repeated the last part again because dad just started laughing. When I got him out in the barn and finally stopped touching him, I went inside (please note that it was 28* last night with a wind that knocked you around. And mom was kinda mad cuz I was out there in a thin sweater.... And um, I didn't have a hat or gloves on.... :shifty: ) and mom started cracking up, and listing all the things I had thought or said, and all of them were true except the staple length. But I :aww: have to admit I did try to figure out how you could measure staple length without removing any fuzz. LOL Oh yeah, he is this gorgeous cream white!! His face is brown/black but the rest of his body is creamy white.
And now you have heard more than you EVER wanted to know about Shep.