Saturday, December 19, 2015

Turns Out There's Still A Little Room In The Inn

I've been following the story of this lamb, one of Liddy's cousins, all fall.  The Rogue Lamb.  Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  Or crawl under fences.  Or through fences.  Or slip out a gate or  maybe through the gate. Or teleport maybe?  It's hard to say.  I was there for one escape and I can't say for sure how he did it.

He's been weaned four times.  Each time he's decided he doesn't care to live with the kids his own age and the next thing Kathy knows, he's back in the ewe flock.  Didn't even have to be his mother's group - any groups of ewes would work.  He wasn't interested in "getting to know them better".  He just didn't want to live with the lambs.  I'd love to know why.

Part as a challenge and part because I've enjoyed following his crazy adventures (his pretty fleece didn't hurt either ;-) I decided he needed to join our flock.  "What do you want that outlaw for?!?" Kathy asked.  Well, I'm not thecrazysheeplady for nothing ;-).  I appreciate that he's made a stand.  Let's see where his story leads.  But first he needs a name.  

While he may always end up being called The Rogue Lamb, I think we can do better.  He's super smart.  Very clever and sly.  He's apparently managed to get himself in and out of any number of crazy situations sneaking from field to field without "pitching himself headfirst into a coffee table and knocking himself silly".  I don't really feel like he's a true outlaw, trying to be bad.  Maybe more of a wily trickster, out on the [lamb].  Any thoughts?

In the meantime, here are a few quick snaps from my iPhone this afternoon.  I'll try to get some better pictures tomorrow.  




"If you think that story about me pitching myself head first into the coffee table and knocking myself  silly was amazing, wait til I tell you about some of my other adventures!"


His first friend is Maisie and he's living with Graham - everybody better look out!


"Hi, I'm Hank.  I'm your new guard dog.  Welcome to the farm.  I think you'll like it here."


29 comments:

Jane B. said...

You say he has pretty fleece and is an escape artist, then certainly he name should be "Hairy Houdini."

Lori Skoog said...

I think his name should be Wiley Trickster.

Michelle said...

D.B. Db Cooper. Disappeared and has never been found

Karen E said...

Too funny. He's just not up for the immaturity of lambs. LOL You could just call him AWOL.

LannieK said...

You seem to be describing a trickster known as... Wylie. And yet he's pretty Peachy Keen :-)

Jean said...

I was thinking of Frank from "Catch Me If You Can". First friend is Maisie and rooming with Graham . . . are you sure about that?

Buttons Thoughts said...

Wily trickster, I think I like the name Wily:) Oh your poor head you know you should be careful right?:) Looking forward to the rest of this story. Hug B

RuusVerd said...

He and my Will Scarlet would probably get along famously. Will screamed for weeks about being weaned and escapes back to the girls from every pen I put him in as well. Would you like another outlaw lamb to keep him company? ;)
Loki seems the obvious name for a trickster, but Marvel's Loki overshadows the original trickster god nowadays... Maybe Puck, from Shakespeare?

MarmePurl said...

I love the way the sheepies are lined up at the gate checking out the new guy.
I hope my inn will always have room for one more...

Benita Story said...

I'm not sure about him rooming with Graham. Aren't you setting yourself up for Graham teaching the new guy all sorts of new tricks. If the new guy gets an affinity for power tools, don't say you weren't warned. Personally, I agree with RuusVerd that Loki is a great name for him. He already seems to have that personality.

YarnKettle said...

I was going to suggest Loki, but I like RuusVerd's name better, Will Scarlet. Of course that could be because I love the movie "Robin Hood Men in Tights".

The Dancing Donkey said...

If he is a wily trickster, maybe you ought to call him Coyote:)

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

Love him. This. boy's story is worthy of a children's book, with your illustrations!
Happy Holidays

Mrs Shoes said...

"trickster out on the lamb"

Hoo hoo hoo hoo!
Can't wait for more stories about Rogue. :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

My first thought was like Jane B. Hairy Houdini! I hope he stays put but some animals are just travelers, hopefully Kate will keep him in place:)

Terry and Linda said...

I agree with one of your commenters you need to write a children's book.

Linda

Gloria said...

I like Loki as well. But mostly I love that you brought him home. I'll bet you don't
have an ounce of trouble with him since you are able to be more "accommodating" to
these crazy guys. He is awfully cute.

Cheryl West said...

What a trio, Maisie, Graham and ?Hairy Houdini. I see future adventures. You are very kind to give him a new home and a new group of friends.

sophy0075 said...

I vote for Hairy Houdini.

Windswept Farm said...

You have lots of good ideas from your readers. My first thought was Billy the Kid. Looking forward to the stories (and the book).

kippy said...

Errol Flynn. He was a famous handsome actor known as a rogue

I need orange said...

Is Raven another trickster? That would leave everyone guessing -- "How did this white lamb get to be called Raven?"............. :-)

Shelley said...

Or just Wiley!

karen said...

since you say outlaw I'm thinking clyde as in bonny and clyde or billy the kid. How cute!!

Jan baby said...

Well, here's my 2 cents . . . . The Doctor, from Doctor Who. He's everywhere, goes where he's needed to help, gets out of impossible situations, always has a companion, ........

Alice said...

Needed a little excitement did you, Sara? Sneaky Pete, Kokopello came to mind at first, but Tim usually has some clever ideas. You may want to bell this character!! Welcome to the farm, Rogue!!! You are in great company!

sheepsclothing said...

I like him already. But I'm a sucker for sheeps with character. And speaking of characters,,,,, maybe Calvin? of Calvin and Hobbes?

ladyfi said...

I do love animals with personality!

Tyche's Minder said...

Smiling.

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