Monday, November 25, 2019

Birthday Memories

It was getting late and the sun was going down and I thought about postponing Maisie's birthday party.  When I walked out back and saw that all the sheep were grazing out in the back fields, it was the icing on the cake...until I saw Maisie standing just down the hill staring up at me...like she was waiting.

I grabbed a bale of straw and carried it through the barn lot.  I tossed it over the short fence, turned around and found Maisie now standing right beside me.  "I know what today is!"  I opened the gate and she walked herself through without any fuss.  I think she really DID know it was her birthday.  

I went back and gathered up the "cake", her candle, one of Auntie Reg's birthday balloons and my camera.  Maisie was grazing at the far corner of the...whatever you'd call that little area with the mounting block.  She watched me assemble her cake and then quietly walked over and dug right in.

She totally knew it was her birthday.





"I've never seen a balloon before."


The only sheep near the barn were Cheeto, who's knee is bothering her, Clover Belly, who was hoping for early dinner and Biscuit...who probably also knew what that bale of straw meant ;-). After Maisie had eaten as many Cheerios as I thought she needed, I let them come in and join the party.


"I've never been to a birthday party before.  This is fun!  I LOVE birthday cake!"


"I love this balloon!"


And then we all heard it.  Sheep bells.  Coming in fast.  Someone out in the field finally noticed the party in progress at the barn and everyone  raced in.


And that was the end of the Maisie's seventh birthday party.  It was one of her very best.  Another great Wovember Memory :-).


17 comments:

Michelle said...

It's so nice when they mellow with age. ;-)

Cheryl West said...

Isn't she a very clever sheep! So happy that dear Maisie had such a grand party.

Benita said...

"A birthday cake, a birthday balloon, Mommy remembering it was my birthday, and all my friends showing up AFTER I had had that cake to myself for a while. What's not to love?"

knitski said...

Gosh, How fun! What a nice party and I needed to see this as just opened the bill for Sadie's knee surgery this a.m.! Oh for the love of animals they give us such joy and heart break at times. Happy Birthday! I think it was just perfect in everyway!

Leslie said...

Please let my next life be as one of your beloved sheep.
What a fun post.

Laura L. said...

She totally knew it was her birthday. :)

Terry and Linda said...

Happy 7th Birthday, Little Girl. Well, Big Girl! HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday Maisie...7 is a very good year. The sheep at Cub Run send you happy birthday bleats and Patches thanks you for the Cheerios idea. She suggests you try to finagle Alfalfa pellets....🐑❤️🐑❤️🐑❤️🐑❤️🐑❤️🐑

katherine littrell said...

Happy Birthday ma girl! Many, many more to come!!!Someday I hope to meet you and your farmily. Cheerio wishes.��������

Shirley said...

What a Special Sheep! That was a perfect party!

sophy0075 said...

I think she was SMILING!

A balloon this year. Maybe sheep games (Pin the tail on the Hoomin?) next year!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday, dear Maisie. May you enjoy many more.

Deb

Laura L. said...

I am back looking because Maisie is just adorable here.

Vandermolen said...

Party girl on her best behavior.

JaneJMtl said...

Belated happy birthday wishes to Maisie. What a grand party she had! I loved all the photos and captions, but my favourite has to be the one with Cheeto’s laughing face looking right at you. And the caption is just perfect!

Donna said...

How sweet!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Birthday Maisie! Nice party!

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