Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Melting point

Sarai reached it last night.

After doing evening chores, I sat down in Sarai's and Marta's pen for our daily "getting to know you" session. Sarai frisked me for grain and I haltered her, then caught and haltered Marta. They both got their taste of grain once haltered. Marta is definitely the more skittish of the two, but she fights the halter less once caught. Anyway, I talked to them and rubbed their chests and necks. I haven't found a sweet spot on Marta yet, but I noticed Sarai starting to go "weak in the knees" (hocks, actually) when I rubbed her brisket. All of a sudden, she just folded up and laid down!
I slipped her halter off while continuing to pet both of them.
Finally, I slipped Marta's halter off and let her "escape," devoting myself fully to the one who had become putty in my hands.
I declare, it looks like Sarai is smiling in that last photo! (Click to biggify.) Hmmm, just who is training who here? Ha!

That's it for today from . . .

6 comments:

  1. She is definitely becoming your 'princess!' I knew she was meant for you when I first heard her name!

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  2. Oh yes, that's a smile! Which I bet is only matched by YOUR smile when you get up on Russell for a walk about. Congratulations on both, melt down and back up!

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  3. Looks like she is ready to drop off to sleep! I'll have to try that with the goaties.

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  4. Nothing helps wash away stress quite the way a good "critter" session can.
    They used to come running for the grain, now they just come running for the scratches. Shameless bunch anyhow.............lol
    I see you have much the same thing going on at your place.
    I'm so glad you are happy with your new sheep.

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