Thursday, January 3, 2019

Those Boys


When Rocky and Jared moved here last summer it was fun to watch them out exploring the farm, side by side, best friends forever.  When they moved into the main flock I hoped they'd both become friendly pets, but wasn't sure that at their age that would happen.  

Jared immediately bought into the cookies and was happy to let me scratch his head and back.  Rocky was Not Interested At All.  No cookies, definitely no scratches!  In fact, as soon as I'd come around, he'd head for the field...and tell Jared to come with him.  And Jared would.  For a few weeks ;-).

I'm not sure why Jared is so fascinated by Frankie, but I keep finding him standing in front of Frankie's gate.  They actually sniffed noses just a second before I was able to grab my camera and take this picture.  

The best part of this picture?  Well, sure, Jared and Frankie are pretty darn cute, but look in the background.  Rocky.  You can just see the disappointment written across his face.  "We don't act like that, Jared!"

Jared has become one of my all time favorite sheep.  I love Rocky, too, but Jared is extra special :-).


11 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Great picture! I’m sure they’ll be best friends but Rockymight be a little jealous.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Wicked Sweet! Rocky will come around.

Michelle said...

Awwww!

sophy0075 said...

I think Rocky will sneak closer when he thinks no one is looking. Has to retain the Solo Tough Guy image.

In the meantime, how splendid if young Frankie had a pal to be friends with! Everyone remembers that shy “new kid” feeling and wants someone to belong with. I’m hoping an Adventure Chicken will come by to say “hi” next.

I need orange said...

Jared is an excellent role model.

"Be open to new experiences! You never know when someone will give skritches (or cookies!), and you never know when a new friend will come in an unfamiliar shape!"

Jared to Frankie: "Don't worry, kid. You've landed on your feet in a fine place. That lady loves and cherishes everyone!"

Cheryl West said...

Very nice for Frankie to feel welcomed by another relative newcomer to the farm.

knitski said...

I think of some of the high strung thoroughbreds I had to work with who had a goat or a small burro in their stall with them. The goat or burro was always far easier to work with than the horse. Frankie looks mellow though and may just enjoy a new buddy! Friends!

Shirley said...

Frankie looks so elegant! Hopefully Jared will be his special buddy, and maybe this is just what Rocky needs.

Terry and Linda said...

Awww. New friends!

wyomingheart said...

Simply Awesome!

Karenfor said...

Just love this picture!!! So happy for you, Frankie, Jared, & everyone else at Equinox!

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