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....