Sunday, November 9, 2014

We Are Outta Here!

I've found that 48 hours is usually a good test of a new plan around here. The first 24 hours are the hardest, but if everyone can sit down and think about things, usually by the third day everyone is happy.  And if they're not, then even it *I* think it's a good plan, I usually give in and let them do what they want.

Henri lasted about 36 hours in Del Boca Vista before I was mowed down convinced to let her back out with the "general prison population".  For a sheep who's so arthritic she can barely hop in and out of the barn and totter out to graze, the lush, tall grass, unlimited food and a shed with a handicapped entrance I'd have thought would be paradise.  Um, that would be a No.

Ford seemed "okay" although he was upset when the rest of the flock would head out to graze and he couldn't join them.  He made it the full 48 hours, but yesterday morning he was still calling out as they left and he and Jester looked so sad that I opened the gate.  Okay.  We can make this work.  It's better for them to be moving around more anyway.


"We are outta here!"  

Henri was already out, but just can't make it very far.


J:  "I do kinda like that little paddock though."


F:  "Yeah, maybe it wasn't so bad."


F:  "It IS a long way out there..."


J:  "Henri?"

At this point I followed the rest of the sheep out behind the arena.  I thought maybe that would encourage the boys to come with and catch up.  I took some pictures, visited with Hank and headed back in to find...


Jester's still torn about the other sheep, but is leading the way back to DBV.


H:  "What took you all so long?"


J:  "Well, Ford, what do you think?"


F:  "There IS food in there..."


And since this time it was THEIR good idea... ;-D


23 comments:

Karen Battersby said...

Silly sheep.

Auntie Reg said...

Good choice . The grass is greener in the DVB.

Far Side of Fifty said...

what turds! Glad they came to their own conclusions:)

Tyche's Minder said...

Oh, that just made me happy -- to see Jester with new willing companions. This is a very good thing. I hope they settle in and stay there. :)

Marcy Doane said...

They just wanted options! Very entertaining.

Lisa Smith said...

Well, as long as it is "their" idea. . . .! :-)

Sheepmom said...

Very smart - both you and them! A good 48 hour trial lets the option sink into their sheepy brains. Going to a retirement home is always better if it's the retiree that chooses to go!!

Christine said...

I think a lot of us that are getting older still think we should be able to keep up with the younger generation but when push comes to shove we think better of it. LOL

Terry and Linda said...

Sorta reminds you of people, doesn't it?
Linda
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Michelle said...

This reads like a compelling chapter of a good book; when are you going to write and publish the whole thing? ;-)

Michelle said...

:)

Lori Skoog said...

I vote that you let them go as far as they want to venture...then they can choose when it's time to head back to that special place. Moving is good.....

Tombstone Livestock said...

Looks like they chose the best option.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

:-)!!

small farm girl said...

Ha!

Alice said...

Maybe tomorrow they will venture out a little farther before turning back. Cute to watch the episode unfold.

Jenny Glen said...

giggle

I need orange said...

"And since this time it was THEIR good idea... ;-D"

lolllllllllllllllll..............

:-) :-) :-)


LannieK said...

Options, just like cats ~ sheep need options :-) But. I am telling you... When I 'get older' I am checking in to DBV!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

I would say it's 'that time of month'
because it made me cry but I am sooooo
far the other side of 'that' time that I had to laugh when I read LannieK's remark!! Great sheep, just great sheep. Thanks for being understanding of them.

potamotrygorgeous said...

beautiful pictures!

Eleanor P said...

love you, love them! Always.

sophy0075 said...

Not unlike some older humans I know :) Senior citizens, whatever their species, like to control their own destinies.

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