I love naming animals, but there are some names that certain breeds should never be called. For instance – Rebel or Rowdy are not good horse names, Chase is a horrible name for a herding dog, Charger for a ram, etc. Most of these observations are based on past experiences (most not good). I’m sure everybody has negative conotations towards certain names. I have often wondered does the name make the animal or is the animal living up to it’s name, but that is just silly – a name can’t decide the animal’s personality!
Nobody told this little girl that…
She is a very pretty ewe lamb from Joan at Mud Ranch . She was named Queenie because her mom is named Princess and it has turned out to be quite fitting.
You see, she feels entitled. She feels that she has earned the right to be in this pasture…
I have everybody locked off of it so it can grow and the new seed is coming in nicely.
She has been sneaking in now and then, but I was very surprised to see Queenie and her buddy, Annie, in there enjoying the tasty, tender grass. I couldn’t figure out how they were coming in and out.
Oops – BUSTED!!!
Oh, you guys are very creative! They were born later in the year and are still small enough to fit through this crack.
Here is a picture of my glove to show you the size of the crack – little stinkers!!!
On a side note – Queenie’s grandpa’s name is Houdini 🙂
Ha ha! I found my new ram frolicking with the ewes and was surprised to find how he had gotten out to be with them. The sheep are very clever when they want to be, heh? Still, that is a pretty small space for two sheep to use as a door way.
Funny! Looks like I raise some really good “Park Sheep.” BUT – you do have to know that my particular Park Sheep (the ones that spend all day in the yard) are, and have been, from Kenleigh Acres. That’s right! Lilly and her girls think they should be transported to England to grace castle lawns. 😉
Love the punch line – Queenie’s grandpa being Houdini… LOL!
BTW – Little Miss Queenis is looking great! Glad her horns are growing back in nicely… Pretty lady. Looking forward to watching her grow. How’s her fleece coming in? Still nice?
I thought you were going to make fun of the puppy names I used in my blog! Thank you for not……it will give their new owners more creative freedom! Love how smart your sheep are! And your grass is looking FAB!!!! Tell your hubby he rocks! And you do too!
And Houdini was named Houdini because he was an escape artist from early lambhood!
I figured there was a story behind his name 🙂
That is funny about Lilly and her girls wanting to be park sheep! Yes, her horns are coming back nicely. Every queen needs to have a nice crown. Her fleece is scrumptious!
I would never make fun of your puppy names 🙂 I do have some very cute pictures to share – maybe tomorrow!
Heh. Kaylee (my collie) is TOTALLY a party girl, and her ‘brother’ Chase is the most lacking-in-herding-instinct (yet totally darling) colliemonster EVER.
Coincedentally, the last horse we had at the farm was a MFT named Rebel, and he was a real sweetie. 😛
…and never name a rooster Spur. I love this!