Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blackberry lost a "thorn"!

Last night after I rode Russell, I went in the sheepfold for a good-night snuggle (okay, and a bit of preliminary halter-training of whichever lamb came up first, which was Bramble). I was ignoring Blackberry to discourage this future flock sire from being too friendly, so I was about ready to leave before I noticed something was missing on his head! I hope the other scur follows suite before Black Sheep Gathering, so he looks as symmetrical as possible for showing. It would also be nice for him to look as polled as possible, since that is what I'm breeding for, even though he is Pp.

That's it for now from . . .

8 comments:

A :-) said...

Oooo, that looks like it hurt. Do those always fall off?

Mom L said...

Poor little lopsided boy! Your photo closeup was so excellent it makes me want to reach into the computer and scratch his head, or at least rub where the horn thingy was!

Nancy in Atlanta

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Yes, it did hurt, or at least the raw spot that resulted hurts -- and he does NOT want anyone to touch it, Mom L. Adrienne, there is a huge range in scur types and sizes. The little weak ones that break off and don't regrow are the most ideal, as there is nothing to catch in fences or require trimming, etc.

MiniKat said...

Owwie! Poor blackberry! I hope it heals over soon... and doesn't grow back. Also that the other falls off, heals quick, and stays gone!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

It looks like Im going to make it to BSG this year, we will have to set something up so we can meet!

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Hip Hip Hooray for it falling off though. Even though it hurt.

Mom L said...

Ouch! Tell him I promise not to touch the spot! I thought it might itch and need scratching - I'm glad now I couldn't reach out to rub it!

I'll sit here quietly and hope the other one falls off as well.

Nancy

Allena said...

Heh Pp sheep.

Sorry, I hang out with too many children.