Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lessons From Some Dumb Ol' Sheep


Baaxter is feeling much better!  In fact, by last night he was feeling so much better that, with as tired as I was from having stayed up with him for two nights, I sort of almost kinda a little wished he could be just a wee bit sick again.  Not really ;-).

Maisie nearly died so many times as a baby that it's still amazing to me sometimes that she's out running around (with her propeller twirling :-) the fields playing with her friends.  The big lesson I learned from Maisie was the importance of rest.  When she was having a really, really tanked day, if I could just get her to fall asleep, sound asleep, she would be almost miraculously turned back around when she woke up.  

She usually had to sleep tucked in next to me covered up with her favorite blanket until she got too warm and I'd pull it back a little until she got too cool and then I'd cover her back up...  Baaxter slept next to me when he was at his worst, but by yesterday afternoon, he'd headed back to one of his favorite nap spots behind the wicker chairs.  Like Maisie, it was amazing how much better he'd be when he woke up.

But really, is it that amazing?  We've been told our whole lives to rest when we're sick.  Maybe the reason I never really believed it mattered that much is I've never actually made myself rest.  There's always something that HAS to be done...  We now have two very clear, shall we say black and white ;-) proofs that rest really does make a difference.


24 comments:

Miha Giustina said...

Good morning. I came to check for an update on Baaxter, and here it is! I am glad he is doing well.
Hugs to both. And, now it is your turn to get some rest.🐑

Suz said...

Oh so happy the little guy is feeling better
tough being a sheepie mom
but thanks for being one...you do so much good for the little and big critters
And yes..rest is when we heal and repair....and a shot of orange juice always works for me when I'm sick
How's Maisie's gut doing?

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Suz said...

Oh so happy the little guy is feeling better
tough being a sheepie mom
but thanks for being one...you do so much good for the little and big critters
And yes..rest is when we heal and repair....and a shot of orange juice always works for me when I'm sick
How's Maisie's gut doing?

Michelle said...

It must be a mom thing. I rarely get enough sleep – never nap, to bed too late, wake up too early. Rick sleeps in and naps at the drop of the hat (or a tip of his recliner); sometimes I resent all his sleeping when there's so much that needs doing. Interesting, though; I'm probably the least likely in the family to catch whatever contagion is going around, so it hasn't hurt my immune system. But maybe it DOES contribute to my body breaking done....

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Your comment window seems to have the hiccups; I'm the second person to have a comment published three times!

Alice said...

He gets an A+ for mastering that lesson !

Sandra Morris said...

Glad he is doing better!!
And I agree you can learn some life lessons from sheep :)

Sandra Morris said...

Glad he is doing better!!
And I agree you can learn some life lessons from sheep :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

So glad to hear he is better...rest rest rest. Tis the story of my life lately wish I could bounce back like a lambie:)

Terry said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Baaxter has been feeling poorly, and so glad to hear that he's bounced back. You are the best human lambie mommy ever.

MarmePurl said...

Rest? Rest? What is this rest thing I keep hearing about?

Lori Skoog said...

Baaxter......glad to hear your headed in the right direction. Your Mama is very special and knows just what to do to help you feel better.

Maureen said...

So glad he is better!!!! You are the bestest lamb mommie there is.

Spinners End Farm said...

Cooling calm thoughts for you and Baaxter.

Rachel Berry said...

When I was sick with Viral Arthritis a couple of years ago I felt like a wet rag and had no energy for 3 months. I was told by the doctors that I was feeling tired because my body's immune system was fighting the virus and that's where all my energy was going. Maybe it's the same for Baaxter and he needs all his energy to get well quickly. I hope he soon gets back to bouncing around the lavender bushes again soon. Much love from me and my sheepy friends.

Wol 'n Draad said...

So glad to hear he is feeling better! Hope he'll be up to some mischief soon! :-))
Love, Ineke

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Well you KNOW this was the FIRST place I looked this AM :) Didn't comment right away but I was here. Cannot tell you how happy I was to hear he is doing better. Had to look up vac. for lambs...was surprised to find so many needed.
Take care and get yourself some rest.....hahaha Thank you so much for your attention to these wayward lambies.

I need orange said...

So glad he's feeling better!

Hoping for a bunch of nights of solid sleep for you!

LannieK said...

So glad he's feeling better :-)
Best Sheep Mom Ever!
Now, take some time and get some of that rest stuff for yourself :-)
)))hugs(((

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