How quickly they grow up.......
Remember these times, only a few short months ago?
One minute they are one day old and being lead around on a ribbon
...then vying for a feeding position,
...then racing from backdoor to frontdoor in an effort to get inside
....and all of a sudden time for the first shearing.
he was quite excited, not many get to walk up the stairs to the shearing board, they normally come in through the gates.
...after watching the customer before him, he did have some hesitation-and ran for the hills....
But, like anything, a moral boosting chat from your mother can overcome all fears...
and off he went. Only to immediately regret it when he had to suffer the indignity of this pose.
...he did sit still, contemplating life.....and the chance for a free cut and blow dry...
As he closes his eyes to avoid the mirror.
But his mother, as all good mothers do, has a plan, she lets him wear her Canteen National cancer fundraising bandanna. It looks good on him as well, and then he throws it off and gets back about the business of pretending he is the dog!
Shearing sheep is a very physical job, our shearers generally do between 150 and 200 per day. Most of the sheep are a lot bigger than this pet. I think I will stick to quilting!