Sunday, November 30, 2008

Popcorn PeePee Pants

I've been asked about the name Popcorn PeePee Pants. You can't have a name like that without a good story.

Iris LOVES to have her picture taken. This photo always makes me laugh. PPPP is playing on a ramp we had for another really old collie - before Boo.

PeePee was a sweet little Border Cheviot bottle lamb that came to us from a farm in neighboring Bourbon County. She was born early in January and her momma didn't like her. It was too cold to put her out in the barn (of course ;-), so she moved into our kitchen.

She was just as pretty as a Pearl, so we gave her that name.

In the beginning.

It stayed cold and she stayed in the kitchen. Anyone who's been around baby lambs knows how cute they are running and jumping around, popping up in the air like popcorn. So, as the days went on, she became Popcorn.

As the weeks rolled by (it was a cold winter for a little lamb all by herself), you can just imagine how she grew into Popcorn PeePee Pants (note the stack of clean up towels in the picture above).

Aside from sleeping on my lap, her favorite activity was riding on the ATV. I started that to keep her out from under the wheels while I was doing chores. To this day she still wants to climb on and take a ride.

Here she is all grown up. Her cousin Peabody is behind her.

It's not snowing here yet, but we might see some tonight.


Dana and Daisy said...

oh she is so grown up now! So cute and soft I bet!

She's a real beauty!

Nancy K. said...

What a wonderful story! At first, I was taken aback by the "Pee Pee Pants" in the title. But it's absolutely perfect! Wonderful photos as well...

Thanks for the smaile

Anonymous said...

I think we met once at the Bluegrass Spinners retreat at Shakertown. I found your blog by linking through Dianne's, and I'm really enjoying it. Among your many talents is photography! I just love the photos you take of your animals!

Kathleen said...

Oh, I knew there had to be some kind of story! What a sweetie she must be! But old habits die hard...does she still want to sleep in your lap, as well as ride on the ATV?

My dog, Celeste, is a Siberian Husky. When she was a pup, she used to ride in a mesh shopping bag if we had to go someplace farther than around the corner. Now, at 2 years old, Celeste still wants to crawl inside the shopping bag when it's time to go somewhere!

DayPhoto said...

We had a beautiful dog who grew up hiding under our front step anytime she was afraid. After she developed into her full 100 pounds she would STILL try to crawl under the front step. I'll just bet your shep would LOVE to come back inside and set on your lap!


Unknown said...

Nothing warms the heart more than a good lamb story with a happy ending:)

Heather said...

Wow, your picture of the grown-up Popcorn and Peabody is just beautiful - could be a Christmas card! I didn't know it snowed way down south. (I'm in Canada). Hehe, and I thought I was the only one that lived with orphans in the house and stacks of clean up rags!! I'm glad I found your blog.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, how I miss my sheep! I used to keep the young ones in my kitchen too. Love seeing yours!


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