Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hay Magnets? What's A Hay Magnet, Mom?


Before we had the big snow this past weekend, I had tried out the new camera a bit. Here are this year three little boys, aka "The Do-Da Brothers" during their breakfast time. I shudder every time I give them something to eat as they feel they must wear said meal on or about themselves, then be cleaned off of the offending tasty bits by a sibling later in the morning. I can only imagine these bits of hay are being saved as a snack for later in the morning.

It's not just the boys, either. I've noticed this tendency in other groups. The funny thing is that by the time I go out to feed in the evening, all these bits of dried green vegetable matter have disappeared. Gone. Totally gone. Then I get the big doe-eyed look from everyone as if I never feed them and they are starving.

I guess it's a good thing I don't listen to them pleading....They lie, they lie. :)
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4 comments:

Leigh said...

Ha ha, reminds me of my cats. As soon as I get the camera out, they stop whatever they're doing to just stand there and stare at me.

LizzieK8 said...

I didn't know sheep do communal grooming? Wow....learn somethin' new....

Tammy said...

Oh yeah--thats one of the hardest things I had to adjust to with the sheepies. The lies! :-) I'm starving, I'm starving. Finally when they would stand there baa-ing with big wads of half chewed hay hanging out their mouths, it sank in that sheep DO lie. Alot.
;-) Tammy

Kathy said...

Well, I wouldn't call it communal grooming per se...I think they are just opportunistic feeders and so what? if your brother is wearing a snack. LOL!