Saturday, July 28, 2018

Poor Biscuit

These stories are only funny if no one gets hurt.  No one got hurt, so here's a funny story on poor Biscuit.


"This is NOT a funny story!"

Even though we are back down in the 80s, I've left the hot weather annex (barn aisle) open.  Several of the sheep really enjoy hanging out in there and it's not really that inconvenient, especially now that the breakfast club has their own private paddock.  The water hose is the only hiccup.  

I normally let it lay in front of the feeder troughs along the wall.  With all the sheep and bedding in the aisle now, it keeps getting buried and dragging it out from the back of the barn to the front of the barn can be a mess.  The other day I hung it through the cross gate.  I would just have to grab it from there and pull it through.

Sometimes the hose is hooked to the hydrant so I can fill water tanks.  Sometimes it's loose so I can fill buckets straight from the hydrant.  Wednesday afternoon it was loose.  So picture the hydrant halfway down the aisle.  12' past that is the cross gate...with the hose hanging through the left side.  

Enter Biscuit.

In the course of snarfling around looking for hay scraps by the door to the hay stall, just past the gate, he somehow gets his head under/over/through the hanging hose.  He turns around and it wraps around his chest.  This startles him and he tries to run away...dragging the hose.  

If it had been hooked to the hydrant he would have eventually run to the end of it and been free.  It was loose.  As Biscuit starts running, he's dragging about 25' of hose on both sides of his body.  Now he's really scared.  

He heads to the inside stall and real panic ensues.  Everyone tries to run into the outside stall to get away from him.

"SNAKE!!!"

Biscuit tries to follow them, in a complete panic.

"A PYTHON IS EATING BISCUIT!!!"

It's a real stampede at this point and I am in there trying not to get trampled, but to somehow get hold of at least the hose.  Biscuit finally sees me and comes running.  I get him stopped and remove the "snake"...and all is well.

Except Poor Biscuit...who had his feelings hurt.


20 comments:

Michelle said...

I can just hear you telling this story in your Kentucky drawl, ha!

Denny144 said...

Sorry Biscuit, it IS a funny story :)

Linda said...

OMG! That IS funny! Glad no one got hurt.

Karen B said...

The most amazing part of this story is that it didn't involve Maisie.

I need orange said...

Thank goodness you were there to stop the deadly attack! :-) :-) :-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Just trying to visualize this happening to Maisie :-o.

Cheryl West said...

Poor Biscuit! I hope you all have a much calmer day today.

Glenda said...

There is nothing like summer mornings, sitting in my easy chair with a cup of coffee - today it is iced coffee - and allowing you to regale me with your farm adventures. (Come to think of it is darn nice on winter mornings, as well.) I love all your adventures and especially the photos of your beautiful farm. And the sheep, ah the sheep. Keep it coming every day.

Christine said...

Totally a legit reaction, Biscuit. I get it. I stepped on a garden hose once and completely lost my mind. *snicker*

LannieK said...

Poor Biscuit... a terrifying snake! At least it wasn't Maisie... OMG! The barn might not be standing!

sophy0075 said...

Oh, poor Biscuit! Betcha he makes a wiiiiide berth away from the hose for awhile.

Terry and Linda said...

I laughed out loud! I Chuckled and then laughed again. Sorry I just couldn't help it.

Shirley said...

Oh Biscuit....
I probably would have taken photos before rescuing him!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Poor Biscuit! I'm happy to hear he lived through his terrifying "SNAKE" attack. He'll be a hero to the others from now on I'm sure.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Garden Hoses can be scary...I know:)

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OH SNAKE! Do sheep have an innate fear of snakes or is it just the 'panic' of something unexpected wrapped around him? Poor sweetie.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I don't know that sheep have an innate fear, but Biscuit running with the "snake" chasing him definitely set them off :-o.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I think "hero" would be the opposite of what the others are thinking about him haha :-D.

Katherine Littrell said...

Reminds me of the time my dog, Tavi, tried to nibble some of my flowers and somehow got tangled in a small garden fence. She was running around the yard with the fence hanging on her. The more she ran, the more it must have felt like the "thing" was chasing her.I laughed so hard I cried! She never forgave for that.😂

Katherine Littrell said...

Oh, and I'm also surprised the danger lamb Maisie wasn't involved!😉

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