Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Hug A Sheep Day - Part One

We had a great Hug A Sheep Day Party yesterday! Thanks to everyone for coming out and a huge thank you to everyone who worked their butts off to help us put this together and make everyone feel welcome!

As usual I took a ton of pictures.  I'm going to break them down into manageable "collections" over the next couple of days.  We'll start with some special sheep stories...because it's all about the sheeps anyway :-).

I wasn't really planning on putting Burrnie in the hugging pen, but when I started sorting which sheep were going to work first shift, he came out.  I decided to give him a try - he does really, really love cookies - and if he was too scared we could always pull him back out.

He was pretty concerned, but I thought if he could figure out that the scary people had cookies, he'd be happy to be there and at least get some good social experience.  We positioned a few people around the outside and the other sheep were happy to demonstrate.


"You've got cookies?"


"And he's got cookies?"


"And you've got cookies..."


"Okay, I'll try a cookie."


"Cause I do love me some cookies."


And next thing you knew, he was eating cookies without fence protection ;-).


"But I'm not letting anyone hug me!"

There's always next year, Burrnie.  You did a really good job for your first big party :-).




19 comments:

Willow said...

Hugs Burnie ~ I think you did a fabulous job !

Willow said...

opp Burrnie ~ two "n"s , hate it when someone spells my name wrong my Baaaa~ d hee

Mary said...

Awesome Burrnie! Love the photos. They make me happy. Wish I could have been there for hugs! :)

Michaele said...

I am smiling ear to ear! I absolutely LOVE that the people wore sweaters : )

Miha Giustina said...

Burrnie is so sweet and brave. So nice yo see him feel comfortable around other people.

Jean said...

Good job Burrnie -- so proud of you. Maybe Sara will give you a hug for me.


Sara -- GO PACK GO!

Alice said...

Oh Burrnie you so deserve extra hugs and cookies. I'm happy that you could make the big step and meet us half way!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I feel like I've had a hug looking at your photos! And I'll be nice for a cookie too! :-)

Sheepmom said...

So glad Burrnie was brave enough to participate in Hug A Sheep Day. That's a big step for a little sheep like him! Cookies ARE excellent motivation!!!

Michelle said...

Bless his heart!

Tombstone Livestock said...

What nice polite sheep, mine got a box of cookies yesterday ..... lots of pushing and grabbing by Brandy and Daisy, rest were pretty polite.

Terry said...

Good boy, Burrnie! Cookies work for me too.

fjord girl said...

Great post made me laugh...but your sheep and your words always put a smile on my face!

LannieK said...

So proud of Burrnie! Cookies work wonders -Big surprise out of that little guy :-)
Glad you had a wonderful day!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Cookies were working their magic:)

Susan said...

Yay, Burrnie! That first step is always the scariest. My crew would marry you for a graham cracker. Except for Norman.

Maureen said...

Oh well done! Looks like it was a fab day. Those lucky people with cookies to share...

Lisa Smith said...

Oh Burrnie, bless your heart. . . I still can't wipe the grin off my face! What a wonderful day it must have been!

small farm girl said...

Yay Bernie!!!! I got to feed him one too. Of course I was outside the fence.

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