Saturday, August 11, 2012

Names Changed To Protect The Innocent

Well, except Graham Lamb because we all know he's never innocent ;-).

I've taken some heat over the years for "being a little too hard on the boy." Graham's "just misunderstood." "Oh, he's not that bad."

In scrolling back through all the blog posts trying to pick the best one to illustrate Graham's "special skills" I could not decide on just one. I could pick any number of shearing posts. The Grahaminator 2000 is always a good choice. Maybe that time he tried to eat a $60,000 camera. Or steal a sharp knife. Or knock over Saint Tim's ladder (boy there are some cute Sherman and Willard pics on that one :-). What about the night he got his face painted? I could go on, but without further ado...

We frequently welcome guests on the farm (always with appointments of course ;-). This morning a good friend brought a family of young children out to meet the sheep. Another mutual friend joined the group with her two small boys. After many sheep were petted and cookies consumed, we headed around front to meet the horses.

The sheep all had full tummies and quickly settled in for their mid morning naps...except Graham. As we visited with Handy and fed Hickory some cookies (that boy will eat anything), Graham nonchalantly wandered out from around the back end of the barn.

"Oh look, isn't he cute. He wants another cookie!"

I was in Handy's stall, letting a couple kids pet him, with my back to Graham. I heard a scream, quickly glanced over to see him jumping on my friend with the cookies. She's been around here enough so I think she's okay, just startled...but then I see it. Her skirt.

In jumping up, Graham catches the bottom edge of her skirt with his hoof...and pulls it to the ground. Yes, all the way to the ground. The mother and I quickly avert our eyes to give our friend a second to put herself back together.

I glance back and the skirt is still on the ground. She's obviously trying to pull it up... The mother and I again avert our eyes and stay focused on the kids and horse. What else are you going to do in a situation like that?

Oh, you could do like the other friend, one of the cookie friend's best friends. She comes around the front of the barn upon hearing all the commotion, takes one look at cookie friend with a huge sheep STANDING ON HER SHORT RUNNING SKIRT and screams in laughter. I'd been dying to do the same and cut loose. The mother? She was more worried cookie friend might be hurt. She's obviously new around here ;-).

Sadly no one thought to grab a camera, but we will never again have to struggle to pick the very best Bad Graham story ever.


I should probably never say never in regards to Graham.


Oak Creek Ranch said...

That is hysterical!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a great story, and I think you're right about there probably being a sequel! THANKS for the grin!!! :-)!!!

Terry said...

What a character!

Suzan said...

Toooo Funny!! How else is he going to let her know he needed/wanted another cookie??
Had to get into her face ofcourse!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks for a glimpse of the fun and humor of life on your farm. Definitely "giggle-worthy"!

Alice said...

According to BabyNames, beings with this name tend to be lively and somewhat reckless with their energies. I don't think any name change is needed. Maybe he was helping her get cookies out of her pockets. He did the best he could seeing as he doesnt have fingers :-)
Surely it wasn't me you were referring to in your introduction! :-)

Pam said...

I'm sorry, but I would pay cash to see film of this. Hysterical! That Graham is quite the ladies man. Who knew??

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You're so funny! I just wanted to let you know that I tried a couple of times to link over at Sunday Stills but it didn't seem to want to take my link. (Sometimes WordPress doesn't like me ;>)....

Thanks for hosting this meme! And I'm sorry to cause you trouble, I know you're busy!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Definitely grin worthy!

Have a wonderful (and funny!) weekend!

The Goat Borrower

kbdoolin said...

Thanks for the Sunday Morning Giggle. Pics would have been great (though probably not rated for family viewing) but I have a good imagination so the story was enough. Graham has truely earned his reputation.

Sheepmom said...

OK, this really cements his rep as a bad boy. Strip searching the guests for cookies. Sheesh. Glad there weren't unrelated menfolk around during the skirt dropping!

Suz said...

oh dear dear...I think he needs a mug shot

Shirley said...

I wish Lee would do a cartoon of that!


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