Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lorna Doone-Buggy



"Hi there! They told me my name is Lorna Doone-Buggy. Seems like sort of a silly name to me, but I guess it's okay. I've been really sick, but I'm feeling a little better tonight and I made it all the way down to the creek."



"It just looks like I'm a little lamb out in a big field all by myself. I'm really out here with Miss Ewenice. She's pretty nice, but sometimes she tries to eat my food. I have a little house I eat in and she can't fit in there. Well, her head can sort of fit, but her body is really, really big."



"She says she's never had a little girl lamb to take care of. I think she likes me. She calls me Baby Girl and lets me take naps with her. We went out to graze twice tonight and mom was really excited about that. I don't know what's so great about it, but okay."

Poor little Doone-Buggy has been battling pneumonia - too much stress and the nasty hot, humid weather sure hasn't helped. She's a tough little lamb though and on a couple occasions when she has been sleeping really sound and I feared the worst, she pops her head up and tells me she's okay.

Her name has a funny story behind it (as so many around here do). When Saint Tim was a kid, his Grandma Duchild gave all the boys plastic dune buggy toys. They took them up to the U.P. for vacation at their cousin's and cousin Craig started calling Grandma Duchild, Grandma Dunebuggy. I think the more they liked someone the more nicknames they earned.

I swear I didn't name Crazy Esther after Tim's other Grandma, Grandma Esther. They all seem to think that short, feisty sheep fits her though.

17 comments:

Alice said...

Lorna has incredible eyelashes. Gell soon, Lorna Doone!

June said...

Lorna Doone-Buggy is a wonderful name, and she is so cute and photogenic! Get well soon, Baby Girl!!

Nancy K. said...

Little Lorna Doone-Buggy is lucky that she came to such a good home with a wonderful shepherdess who will take good care of her and love her back to good health!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Those are the ears of a sick sheep! So glad she's tough, and has you to take care of her! Cute name, and funny family history.

Carolina Trekker said...

Saint Tim, you made me smile! Lorna Dune-buggy is a fun name & it fits her. Hope she feels better today. She and Ewenice look sweet together. Hugs to Graham Lamb & Keebler the Sunshine boys!

Tammy said...

I'm sorry to hear Lorna-Doone Buggy is feeling bad. This weather is so hard on everything. Poor little girl. Heres praying she whips this nasty stuff and continues to recover quickly. You know, Ewenice is a treasure! What a nice old gal to take in the little babes.
Tammy

thecrazysheeplady said...

Actually, those are the ears of a Tunis, and even if she were 100% better, they'd still be hangin' low :-).

chester said...

I'm so proud I could contribute a little to Doone-Buggy's naming. I hope she gets better soon. Such a sweet face.

Mom L said...

She is a sweet little lamb, and I hope she continues to get better. Sounds like Ewenice is a good nurse. Thanks for the story!

Nancy in Atlanta

Dana and Daisy said...

kids are so creative when it comes to names. that's a good story. Hope little lorna feels better soon!

Denise said...

Sending up some prayers for that sweet girl to get well soon...she is adorable. Very nice that Miss Ewenice has a new purpose! All the TLC is bound to have her on her feet and well again.

Ed said...

Great shots!!!! Lorna is a total cutie patootie..:-)

Shelley said...

What an angelic face! I just love her already!

Rayna said...

Absolutely adorable! Tunis and what breed again?

thecrazysheeplady said...

Tunis and Dorset cross.

She and Ewenice are sooo cute together. LD was sleeping right up next to her last night when I went up for the night check. Very cute. Wish I'd had my camera and it had been light enough to grab a quick pic. I'm happy for both of them.

Strawberry Lane said...

Lorna Doone-Buggy ... how clever and how absolutely adorable she is!

DayPhoto said...

She is just adorable! I'm glad she is doing better. And I'm glad she has you and Miss Ewenice.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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