Number 11!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is our current poddy lamb!! He sure is cute - but getting very, very loud & demanding as feed time draws near.
I wasn't after a poddy lamb with Christmas & summer holidays coming, but I really had no choice in the matter - you see I heard the doorbell the other week & when I answered the door there was a bloke with this lamb in his arms. Our property fronts onto a major road & this man had been driving & found this lamb on the road & since our driveway was the closest, we were the lucky recipients. If this fellow didn't look so citified or the lamb so hungry, I probably would have refused, but sometimes it's either feed the lamb or watch it die.
So now we have another pet - the 11th lamb although only 9 have been bottlefed. I didn't post until I'm confident he will make it (with generally a 30% success rate - you never know!) I did ring the neighbour who I know owns merino's (the type of sheep he is), but he wasn't interested in trying to locate his mother - since the neighbour has 5000-odd sheep, I don't blame him!!

14 comments:

The Miles Family said...

too cute! i don't think i would have able to turn it away either!

Cassandra-ann said...

AAWWW
How cute! We got a couple of lambs yesterday, (dressed from the butcher ;-) and bigger than that lol) but i told zac that daddy was bringing home a couple of lambs and he was rather dissapointed when he realised they werent alive anymore lol !

Saminda said...

How adorable!! I can't imagine the extra work-load he brings, but I bet the children are excited! :) What a different life you are leading down there.

Mummy McTavish said...

oh, how lovely. If I refuse to leave my childlike ideas of how wonderful it would be to have such a demanding and needy creature I can think such things. However I have had children being both demanding and needy so I'm feeling for you on that front. He is cute though:)

Kylie said...

What a cutie! You have been busy. Loved the harvesting pictures and Ellie stuck in the loo. And Jud's star 'halo'! Your Christmas decorations look great. Miss you all very much (it will feel very empty at the Christmas table this year). Yes, I'm still around, just a bit off the radar - life is busy/messy. (Have just posted an 'update' blog). Talk soon. Lots of love Kylie

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Its so cute how could you refuse? My sister says lambs are more demanding than most human babies!!!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Awe! He's sooooo cute! There's no way you could turn him away. What a wonderful family and blessing for you and your family. I would love to do that!

Grandma said...

What a cutey!!!! Glad to see he made it. Hope your cold gets better real fast. Lots & lots of love to all

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, he is so cute. I would love a lamb but I don't know what we would do with one.LOL

Deanna said...

awwww...renata bless your heart for taking the little lamb in. he is sooo cute!!! I would have taken him too ~however in the city I'm not so sure where I'd put him --think he'd be too big for the guinea pig cage :)

Heather said...

He is darling! I couldn't have turned him away either. I'm a sucker for all animals, especially strays. When I was in college, I fed about a dozen stray cats because I felt sorry for them. I'm such a marshmallow.

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! How cute!
Wow! It really makes me wish i could sell our property and move to a farm....

Grannysaurus said...

I remember Shari Lewis had a puppet called Lambchop or if that is too close to the bone (unintentional pun, but I like it) for a name, there's always Shaun the Sheep. Then there is numerous Biblical references to lambs and sheep that could be turned into an acronym for a name eg. LL for Lost Lamb or LOG for Lamb of God. I'd better stop there, but I'm sure you will find a great name for him/her. It looks gorgeous.

Christine said...

How adorable! I had a little lamb growing up.

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