Friday, June 19, 2009

There's Always Room In Your Heart

For one more.

We have a new lamb. She came from the same farm as Ewen McTeagle, but they are not related. Probably a good thing, as there can only be one Ewen McTeagle ;-). She's a tiny little Tunis/Dorset cross. Cute as a button. So cute in fact that their guard dog puppies picked her out as a chew toy and wouldn't leave her alone. It was just a matter of time...and her shepherds love their babies as much as I do and they didn't want anything any worse to happen to her.

I quarantine everything that comes on the farm, but I felt bad that she didn't have anyone for company, so I built her a double fenced pen out where she could at least see the boys and Ewenice.



"I sure wish I could go out there and play with them."



"Please?"



You can little one, in a few more days.

We are, as yet, not set on a name for her. I think it needs to follow the Keebler/Graham Cracker...theme. Nilla Wafer and Ginger Snap have been tossed around. Any other suggestions?

As an interesting (at least to me) aside, when I googled Keebler cookies, it came up as Keebler Sunshine Products. That made me smile...and a little sad.

25 comments:

~Molly~ said...

Macaroon or Springerle? Biscuit? If you don't want to go the "brand name" route but still stay within the "cookie" bounds.

She's a cutie!!

Molly

Dianne said...

She is so cute and she's a lucky girl to have come home with you. You could just call her "Cookie" and be done with it.....though her coloring makes me think "Ginger" would be a good fit.

Mom L said...

What a sweet little face! I kind of like Nilla.

Nancy in Atlanta

Deb said...

She's adorable. What a beautiful color.
How good of you to take her him and give her a wonderful home.

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

What about Sunshine as a name? Oh yes, she has the cute factor down pat!

flowerweaver said...

Cute face! How about Triscuit? It's a Nabisco product.

thecrazysheeplady said...

There will never be another Sunshine :-(.

Anonymous said...

Well when I hear graham cracker, I think Cheesecake. Just me...
Cinnamon is a spice that makes tummies feel better.
Claire

Rayna said...

I like Nilla Wafer!

Alice said...

The new addition is adorable! You are just what she needed to make it. I am so happy you rescued her.

Tammy said...

Oh my...that face. That sweet sad little face. But what a lucky little sheep, even if she doesn't know it yet. I kinda like Ginger Snap. She looks like a Ginger, but maybe not a Snap. ;-) Congrats on your new little one. Hmmm.. on the crop circles, I expected some close ups.. Of course, you don't want to chance getting any possible left over alien green goo on you. :-)
Tammy

DayPhoto said...

Oh how very lucky she has you. I can tell you love her, and she knows that. (So much better than being a chew toy)

Hoo Ray for you, Dear Sara! Hoo RAY!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Denise said...

this brings tears to my eyes today...I'm a complete sap and in love with your darlings. I'd find room for her too. I'm kinda liking Ginger Snap :-)

chester said...

What about Lorna Doone? It's a shortbread. She's short (and oh so sweet).

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I like all the name suggestions and the last one, Lorna Doone.

I've heard quarantine is a wise thing to do but dunb question? what do you do while she is q'd? what actions are you taking against her bringing in diseases? just curious.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Well, ideally she doesn't have anything contagious. However, if she does, by quarantining her, we lessen (not eliminate :-/) the chance of her spreading it to the rest of our sheep. If it's something curable than we treat her and after the incubation time is through and she's not a risk, then we feel safe turning her out. If it's not something treatable - well, I just don't want to think about that - at least we find out before we jeopardize the rest of the flock.

I'm leaning towards Lorna Doone, but Ginger and Nilla are close behind. Very cute - thanks!

Gracie said...

Ginger Snap! I love it...

We raised Tunis in MI when I was a child. They are the most wonderful breed I have every met!

I stumbled across your blog and I love it! Like I said we raised sheep when I was a child and now I live in DC and I miss the farm days so much.

Carolina Trekker said...

She is adorable. Her face is expressive like Keebler's. Do they sell "Little Debbie" cookies there?
That would be a sweet cookie name.
Keebler, Graham Lamb & Little Debbie!

June said...

I don't know why, but Snickerdoodle came to mind. You are so kind to take the new lamb, hope the boys will be kind to her! I am trying to come up with a name for a new (pudgy) male orange kitten!

Pam said...

Sara, you are so funny, two months ago you weren't sure if you wanted One lamb and now you have three! I vote for Lorna Doone. Dunebug for short. What a face!

Artsy Fartsy said...

Your blog is just too adorable, your little babies have melted my heart, Blessings, Janna

Peacecat said...

The second I saw her I thought "Rosy". I realized it wasn't in keeping with the cookie theme. Then I read your post about Sunshine/Keebler. I looked up synonyms for sunshine (having accidentally typed "sunonyms") and there, in the list, was ROSY. I think her name should be Rosy. That's my vote, and I am stickin' to it. She is gorgeous, adorable, and sweet. I wanna come and visit!!!!

Pamela said...

How bittersweet about the "Sunshine" connection.

And what a cutie! I have a soft spot for the Tunis breed...Little Maa-Maat is a Tunis, although she's not so little now, as are Big Face and Paulie/Dolly.

I love the name "Nilla"...very cute and so suitable.

Peruby said...

"There's always room..." I have 5 cats and I'm startin' to wonder.

Not at all Keebler or cookie related by my suggestion is 'gumdrop'.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Just seeing this........
oh....it broke my heart......(in a good way).........

;)

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