I had a nice long talk with Bug, so he knows he must be more careful, I can't take that sort of scare in my advanced age. :D I explained to him that I needed to count on Bug babies for many years to come. I don't think he understood, all I got was his "Did you say you have fresh broccoli?" look.
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Friday, November 12, 2010
Got a scare.........
As I was preparing supper last night after work, my husband went down to put hay in the sheep feeders. He came in the house and said to me, "You better come down and look at Bug". Panic immediately set in. Why do things always happen to your most expensive sheep? (He happens to be one of my favorites too) I ran down to the sheep lot and Bug is standing there looking at me with one of his scurs bleeding like crazy! After catching him, which simply involved walking up to him, we determined that the blood was already starting to coagulate and decided to check on him again after supper. After checking on him a bit later, I started to relax a bit, it appeared as is he was resting comfortably and there was no new blood on the side of his head. We think he stuck his head through the fence to challenge Nantucket in the next pasture and caught his scur when pulling his head back out of the panel. When doing chores this morning the "cap" to his horn had completely fallen off and he had no new bleeding, so relief washed over me.
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Kelly, I have a photo of my bloody Blackberry when he broke a scur; it is so gory that I never posted it on my blog! But he was and is fine, the adrenaline rush to me notwithstanding.ReplyDelete
I hesitate to use the words, freaked out, but that's exactly what happened. With my family history of heart disease, I'm not sure how much more of that I can take. (grin)ReplyDelete
Scary, indeed, but glad all is well. Lovely sheep, and really neat blog, Kelly!ReplyDelete
That is scary. I had it happen to one of my wethers pretty recently. Bled like crazy, and in the end, I don't know if I helped to make it stop or not, but I sure felt like I had to try!ReplyDelete
I've also had scurs break off in the past on a few sheep, but I'm so excited about what this fella can do for my herd, that I had a minor meltdown over it.ReplyDelete