Monday, April 22, 2013

Our Favorite Local Lambie

Much to her dismay, Miss Maisie has been living in the barn for several months now.  She's had a "crib" to sleep in at night so no one would pick on her (B. Willard, I'm talking to you!) and the little lamb lot for during the day.  

Lately she's gotten big enough that she's had free rein to go in and out of her lamb pen and has started going out into the big field with the rest of the sheep...if I go with her.  If I don't go with her she just stands around and yells at me.  And tries to get me to give her babas (!).  Or "cereal".  Or both.  We were beginning to think she was never going assimilate.

Today though, I looked out and saw a sheep with a big, long tail out with the big kids.  All by herself!




"What do you see over there Maisie?"


It was her best friend, Hank.  She quickly joined him on patrol duty.



You can see how frustrating it must be to be a hard working, honest, loyal, kind protection dog with the majority of our sheep.  Hank strolls up and everyone makes a run for the barn.  Yeesh, you all!   

Now you have to keep in mind that while they act like they hate Hank, they can be out in a field when he  barks his special warning bark to tell them to get to safety and they'll run to him like he's their only hope.  He seems to let that just roll off his back...like the good dog he is.


So, almost everyone has now run to the barn.  Just Hank's "kids" are left out by the Frog Pond.  I watched Maisie for a few more minutes and the called her name.  Her head popped up.

"Mom?"


"Mom!"

She's still my baby :-).

20 comments:

Willow said...

Such a noble yet humble dog Hank is. Ah and Miss Maisie always a bringer of smiles!

Miha Giustina said...

This is such a nice blog entry:-). Thanks!

Andee said...

Oh she still is your baby! That was so sweet.

Michelle said...

It wasn't Hank, it was WEASLEY they were running from!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Out in the barn for months??? How quickly they grow up!!! Bet you're GLAD she finally grew up and out of the kitchen!!

Alice said...

You will forever be Maisie's momma no matter where she spends the night.

If she wasn't a full term lambie, then she is not as old as her birthdate would indicate. So, I have rationalized for her more ba-baa's and cereal and nap times with momma. ;-)

Wol 'n Draad said...

Ahh, this is soooo cute! What a good girl she is your little Maisie!
Love, Ineke

Mary Ann said...

Thank you, I needed a Maisie fix :)

Jean said...

I'm with Michelle & Alice --

Lori Skoog said...

So how does it feel to have your house back? Hank sure is a good Daddy.

Pam said...

Doesn't it just make your heart blow up when they see you and run to you like that??

Suz said...

..and we're her aunties

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yes! :-D

Mary Ann said...

Oh my gosh, the best story about Maisie ever!

april said...

What a beautiful little story...

12Paws said...

The question begs an answer: Who is more blessed--Crazysheeplady or Maisie? I fear the answer would take infinite splitting of hairs.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh, me. That's easy :-). Maisie would be quick to tell you a whole laundry list of complaints ;-).

Tombstone Livestock said...

Beautiful pictures, I am so jealous of your green grass.

Strawberry Lane said...

How sweet ... Maisie running to "Mom"! No surprise there. Hank is just the best!

Stephen Andrew said...

So I just feel I have to tell you, my neighbor is fostering the runaway Great Pyrenees who's owner no longer wants. If you're at all interested in adding another sheepdog into the fold, let me know :) he's 3-4 and very sweet. His health checked out very well and he's going to be neutered soon. Haha I'm definitely not trying to push a dog on you...just felt compelled to tell you in case you are thinking about another.

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