Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Sweet Petunia

I had to make a hard, well, it wasn't hard...a sad call on Petunia today and here I sit trying to decide what I want to say about one of the very best sheep ever.  

I thought I knew what picture I wanted for this post, but as I scrolled through all the old blog posts looking for it, it became one of the nicest trips down memory lane and I could have easily pulled out 20 favorite pictures.

Her "Mug Shot"

She'd been here so long that I'd almost forgotten some of her stories.  I'd forgotten how she stepped up as lead ewe after Elizabeth had died.  I'd  forgotten how she was one of the main chicken sheep who helped the old hen get to her favorite high perch each night.  

Her official baby picture back in 2008.  She came from Nistock's along with Woolliam that year.

I remembered how much she enjoyed wearing the flowers for the 2012 Tour de Fleece.  I knew that she would be happy to wear the bell because of how she acted with the flowers.  I don't think she thought she was special, but she understood special and humbly accepted any great leader.

I'd forgotten about this sweet picture with 20. Almost every picture on the blog is captioned either "Pretty Petunia" or "Sweet Petunia".  

Checking in with me during a lunchtime nap last month.    

So many good pictures and great stories.  There will never be another like her. If you'd like to take a stroll, you can follow this link or any of the labels on the right side of the blog.  

Sweet, pretty Petunia

2008-August 10, 2022


Shirley said...

Aww Petunia. Every one of your sheep are soecial but some are more special than others

LannieK said...

Awww, Sweet Sweet Petunia. What a great TdF mascot she was! She was so special, as are so many of yours. But she was one of my very favorites. We'll remember. As always, thank you for sharing your world ~

Marcy said...

What great memories of a special friend.

Michelle said...

Sad AND hard. (((Hugs)))

Lisa Smith said...

Such a lovely tribute to your dear Petunia, Sara. I am so very sorry. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Warm regards, Lisa ♡

Shelley said...

Awww Sara. I'm so sorry. That baby face.

karen said...

god bless petunia , Hugs!!

Patti said...

Petunia, and others are with me almost every morning on my tea mug. They will never be forgotten. I am so sad for you.

Lori Skoog said...

I love this tribute to Petunia....what a sweet baby picture! Hope it's cooling off down there.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Awww I am so sorry, she was sweet and I have always loved that photo with the flowers on her head:)


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