Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ta Da!

For those of you on the "Skittles Watch", this is to confirm that he did indeed pass his final quarantine exam with flying colors! He is now in with Lacey and Amanda! Or is it that they are in with him?
Yesterday the Vet did confirm that both girls were, ahem, "ready" for a visit from Skittles so this morning, bright and early (but after two cups of coffee) young ewes and Colin were separated into another pen, gates were opened and here is proof of "The Introduction"!
There was quite a bit of chasing each other round-and-round with no immediate actions by any party although everyone was indeed interested in everyone else. ;-) Now just because the girls might be "In The Mood" for a visit from Skittles does not mean that something will happen this month. We may have missed our prime window of opportunity. But there's always next month.
We are so glad that Skit is now in with other sheep. I had to remember that the poor guy was separated all summer before he made his way out West, then had to spend six weeks in limbo here until he was fit and ready to be in with other sheep. He could see and smell and talk to the others, but this has been the first he's been able to actually be with other sheep. I am so happy he can now be a "real" sheep again.
His attention can now be on his "harem". Thank Heavens! I thought his poor ball and post would succumb to his frustrations!
I wonder if I will have to find a new walking buddy now? Hmmmm....

3 comments:

Tina T-P said...

GO SKITTLES! Oh, he'll be happy with the girls until they start refusing his attentions, then he'll be looking at you, like, "Would you get these women out of here!!!" and glad to see you to go for a walk. Have a good time watching your new flock grow! Do you have names picked out yet?? Ho, ho, ho...T.

Kathy L. said...

Right now he's trying to court them and they just aren't ready for his antics! He has gotten protective of them...or maybe was jealous that they were getting more cookies than he.
Anyway, I won't turn my back on him...Danger, Danger, Danger!

sheperdchik said...

yeah for Skittles! Zorro is in with his group now too and he is hard at work. He doesn't even seem to mind the overtime...poor fellow. Zorro has about 14 of them so he has a little more work to do this year than Skittles. 4 of the ewes in there are romneys so they are bigger and, on top of that, they are wearing coats which are slippery for poor Zorro. He will have big tales to tell in the ram pen come spring...