Friday, February 20, 2015

Grumpy Old Men

I kind of feel a bit bad posting this after all the nice comments yesterday about how peaceful and sweet sheep are.  How they show us our better sides.  How peaceful and calm.


Keebs and Graham sure look nice and peaceful...


...but you can tell by the look on Graham's face that he knows what's coming.  Again.  

I have no idea what Graham did to Keebler or what Graham did to someone else or the world that offended Keeber last night, but let me tell you, it was a Throw Down.  As the first blows fell, Hank immediately ran up and got between them.  He put on his happiest, cheerfullest face, "Hey, buddies, let's not fight, okay?"  He quickly got out of the way.  It was Clash of the Titans.

It never takes long for a good fight to attract huge Chocula's attention.  He loves to mix it up.  I'm not sure if he's just enjoying the scrap, trying to remind everyone that he's the top sheep or if he's trying to defend an "innocent" party.  Regardless, he can do some damage...and Keebs and GL are not spring chickens anymore.  Now it was my turn to intervene.

I grabbed Chocula and tried to "hug it" out of him.  Tried to soothingly convince him to let them work it out on their own.  He seemed to calm down, so I let him go.  Kaboom!  I ran over and pulled his hair.  This is the only thing that seems to get an angry sheep's attention.  He backed off and I quickly set out the evening hay in hopes that would distract everyone.  It didn't, and as the bell for Round Three dinged, I walked back to the house for my camera.



Wait for it...


Prepare for impact...


Oooff!  

Um, if your opponent's head completely disappears into your "fluffy" stomach...just sayin'... ;-)


Before you think it was just Keebler violence, Graham was dishing out his own fair share.  He earned that red head.  I still have no idea what they were so torqued about...but I have a feeling this snow can't melt fast enough.  And you can tell by the look on Graham's face that he still knows what's coming...again ;-).


27 comments:

Tyche's Minder said...

Huh. Johnny and Jed were going at each other yesterday too. They're separated by a stall wall, but it was still obvious that something was on. Maybe the weather?

Benita Story said...

Maybe Graham was hogging all the best hay and Keebs had had enough of it.

Michelle said...

Yeah, I used to believe that myth about gentle sheep, too.... I'm pretty sure Vienna's on again, off again hind leg lameness is from some butt-head ewe when they are in the fold.

Alice said...

Ouch!!! Those boys are in time out!! No cookies tonight, either. Gosh! That capture made my head hurt! Where's the Aleve?

Auntie Reg said...

Barn yard fever!

Susan said...

My three are always mixing it up. I think it's more prevalent now, as they are tired of the snow and want to see the grass NOW!

Karen Battersby said...

Graham Lamb getting on someone's last nerve? No. Never. Well...maybe...

fjord girl said...

My girls ( horses) do the same- they get on each other nerves- the next minute they are sharing hay. Just like your boys.

Karen Battersby said...

I think I know what this was about. It probably sounded something like this:
GL...you know, the year of the sheep begins today. This year will be all about ME.
Keebler...not just you. All of us.
GL...nope. Just me. This year is about me. It should probably have been called The Year of Graham Lamb.
Keebler...No. It's. Not.
GL...yes it is.
And then the punching began.

Michelle said...

Oh, and when did they become grumpy OLD men? I was just there, like, last month, and they were still LAMBS, for pity's sake!

Deb W said...

It's hard to think of Keebler and Graham as "not spring chickens." It was just yesterday they were babies!! Could they each go to separate rooms?' I would hate for something awful to happen. Maybe it is less likely with no big ol' horns involved? You can tell what's coming from Keebs' expression too....."Hey! You talkin' to ME..........punk?"

Terry and Linda said...

COME ON SPRING...we are all TIRED OF WINTER!!!

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Michelle said...

Bless their hearts....they need spring :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Boys will be boys:)

T.L. Merrybard said...

Nobody is peaceful every second, not a sheep and probably not even Ghandi. Even he probably had his irritable moments. :)

MaryAnn said...

Too much togetherness makes everyone cranky. Spring will come

Lisa Smith said...

Thankfully the moment passed! Perhaps they were feeling a touch of "S.A.D." (Seasonal Affective Disorder)?

Tombstone Livestock said...

Must be a boy thing, I spent 4 hours this week taking down fence panels, walking on them to try to straighten them out, then reversed them and put them back up. The 4 rams that had their own pens decided it was more fun to be together in the big ewes pen so they tore up the fences and took over the space. (Ewes were not there, they are in big pasture) Funny they are all getting along fine, but I saw tonight I need to move them out again to repair the panels I have around a tree to protect it........who need to spend money on a gym membership when you have sheep.

sophy0075 said...

It's the weather. If Punxatawney Phil didn't go back into hiding, I do believe there might be a lynching in the snowy northern tier of the USA.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

NOT funny but I had to laugh........boyz!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Exactly! :-D

thecrazysheeplady said...

Isn't that crazy?!? I think 2009, but I'll go search the archives to make sure.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Boys...

thecrazysheeplady said...

I don't doubt that!

LannieK said...

Sheep egos combined with the weather. I have a similar problem (much smaller scale) with the cats, as Chai went running down the hall with one of my smaller Indian rugs in her mouth.... :-/

Henny Penny said...

They do look mighty serious in that first picture. I think this awful weather is making us all feel like butting heads! Where is spring?

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