Monday, January 8, 2018

Probably Not Where She Needs To Be...

...but sometimes where you want to be is really where you need to be.


As my beloved cold snap has ended (insert grumbling...and sobs) I pulled off Mrs. Pepperpot's blanket this morning.  It's raining and dreary (and this is better than sunny and 15, how???) but I knew she'd be dry inside her granny cave and didn't want her to get too warm. 

Like she thought she'd been released from prison, she headed out in the rain, down the side of the barn to the gate back into the main flock.  I turned her around twice, but she would not go back inside.  I finally decided to let her back in with the rest of the sheep.

While she won't get all the special attention and special food she'd been getting in the annex, she probably will get up and move around better in there.  That may actually be as or more important than anything.  Even with the extra arthritis meds we'd been giving her, she was having more and more trouble getting up and that's never good.

I tossed out plenty of hay piles and she teetered around for a bit before settling into a group and I decided she was as okay.  I'd figure out how to get her fed dinner somehow.  At lunch I went out to try and sneak her some graham crackers like she's gotten used to.  I found her sound asleep next to Muffin. 


11 comments:

sophy0075 said...

She wanted to be next to her daughter. Or perhaps her daughter wanted to be next to her dear old mum. Either way - or both- very sweet.

LannieK said...

Just where she needs to be... ♡ she is such a good mum
Stay strong Mrs Pepperpot ~ arthritis s××ks!

Benita Story said...

She missed her baby girl. Getting old is not easy.

I need orange said...

There is "need" and there is "need".......... I suspect she's just where she needs to be.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Where ever she is happy:)

Reg Campbell said...

How sweet. The older generation knows best.

JaneJMtl said...

Sweet Mrs. Pepperpot. How I love her. She knew where she needed to be and that’s where she went!

Lisa Smith said...

Bless her heart... so happy to hear the arthritis isn't getting the upper hand. It seems like so much body weight to carry on four such slender legs. Hang in there, Mrs. P!

Terry and Linda said...

Oh! She is so sweet!

ElaineChicago said...

Do you think she still recognizes Muffin as her Baby lamb? A good mother's love is undying!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Of course she does! :-)

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