Sunday, 3 September 2017

Mutton Dressed As ....



Is this the best dressed sheep on a Welsh hillside .... well we think so  :-)


After speaking to the vet yesterday our course of treatment for this sad looking sheep is the best and only one open to her, so we were advised to continue to spray her with the antiseptic spray which is suitable for animals.

We were discussing her after the phone call and both agreed it was a shame she was nibbling at her scabs as soon as they form.  Alan said we should put a cone over her head the way the vets do for dogs after an operation so they don't nibble at their stitches, I said not to be so cruel we don't even do that for the dogs, we always get them a little t shirt to wear instead and it has always done the trick.

We looked at each other with grins on our faces!!

In Llandudno a few hours later, we called into one of the charity shops and stood debating what size our foster sheep could possibly be .... we guessed a medium.  Later it took us only a few minutes to catch her, check and re-spray her sore side and then get her dressed, adding the snazzy band of tape so the t shirt doesn't dangle and risk tripping her up or get wet when she 'spends a penny'.


Suky is amazed at her snazzily dressed friend.


And the sheep appears to quite like her new attire, and is not even slightly bothered by the fact that she is now fully clothed   :-)


  We moved the sheep into the Orchard as the grass there is in brilliant condition, and she needs all the nourishment she can get. 

Instead of watching me working in the polytunnel earlier ... Suky was on sheep watching duty, she just can't get over the now dressed sheep living just through the fence

Sue xx

29 comments:

  1. This has really made me chuckle - it's lovely!
    J x

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  2. Great idea. I hope you get to keep her :o)

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  3. I can only assume the owner of this poor sheep doesn't really care if you still have her? Thank goodness for you both.

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  4. It seems as though your place is the best place to be if you happen to be a sheep! (It sounds pretty good for humans and canines too.)

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  5. Great. She does look unperturbed by her new coat. Any news from the owner?

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  6. Tres Chic! Or should I say Tres Sheep?
    Hope that it does the trick and she is on the mend soon x

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  7. Gave me a big old chuckle, gorgeous.

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  8. Love the hazard tape accessorising. There are some who say that should be part of my daily wardrobe.

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  9. Brilliant - you could start a new fashion on the Welsh hillsides!

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  10. Watch she doesn't strip the bark from the fruit trees. Voice of experience!

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    1. We're keeping a close eye on her, the last sheep did that when they were in there, but she hasn't up to now she's loving the fresh grass. As soon as she starts on the trees she will be moved back into the paddock.

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  11. Bet it keeps her warm with barely any fat on her. Poor girl. Cheryl

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  12. It does my heart good to see her being so well taken care of. If she needs it, she could wear a sweater when the weather is colder. I used to buy kids sweaters for my older dogs.

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  13. I'm so glad you've taken her in and provide such good care for her. I hope that you and/or Will keep her so that she has a good life for the rest of her days.

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  14. What all the best sheep are wearing this season. Well done Sue and hubby for giving the poor thing a loving home.

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  15. I love it - both the fashionable sheep and the loving care you two are giving her. Well done.

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  16. Thanks for the laugh.

    God bless.

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  17. Love the hazard tape. I thought it was for an easy way to find her in the dark.
    I am upset that her owner care so little for their sheep.

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. You've made my day Sue! I agree - it's a shame her original l owner doesn't take responsibility for her, but I'm glad she's with you.... it is unlikely she'd survive with his neglect.

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  19. Oh Sue, you're every bit as crazy as we are!! Well done and big pats on your back for rescuing this poor animal. Fly strike can leave an awful mess, so it's good to know that at least she had been treated. The T-shirt is the very best thing for protecting body wounds on four legged creatures, but I would have loved to be a fly on the wall whilst you were choosing her correct size at the charity shop. :)

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    1. We kept our voices down when discussing sizes and body widths, and how easy it would be to actually dress a sheep not used to being handled ... luckily the shop was quiet :-)

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  20. I do hope that she goes on OK and that she heals. That was a wonderful idea to stop her nibbling at the scabs. She looks happy enough there with you - hope you keep her!! Please let us know how she goes on and any sheep updates would be greatly appreciated.

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