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.
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.