Hug a Sheep Day

Today is (Inter)National Hug a Sheep Day!

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“Hug a Sheep Day? We get hugs?”
Barnabus likes hugs, and having his chin scratched, and sitting in my lap…

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“Oh yes, that’s the spot…”
I also gave Princess a hug, but she squirmed and wiggled and protested my taking such liberties. Plus all this hugging was delaying her breakfast, and breakfast is Very Important.

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“Less hugging, more eating! How about we have Feed a Sheep Crunchies Day instead?”
Princess doesn’t like hugs or chin scratches, but she does enjoy scratches around the base of her horns. I think technically you’re not supposed to pet sheep around their horns, but she’s always wanted to be petted there so I assume the guy who raised her must have done it when she was a baby. It doesn’t seem to trigger her butting instinct any more than anything else does. Certainly less than hugging.

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“I don’t really want any hugs, but do you have any crunchies you can give me while the girls are distracted?”
Neo’s not a hugger either, though he likes having his chin scratched. If he’s also eating crunchies. Mostly he just likes crunchies.
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“… Hugs? Seriously? Um… No. No hugs for us.”
I didn’t even try to hug Lady or Duchess. For one thing it would scare them out of their wits, and for another…
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“I’d like a hug!”
… I’d have to get past that guy. He probably would enjoy being hugged, but I wouldn’t enjoy smelling like him for the rest of the day.
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“No more sheep hugs! Play with me! Look, I have my Frisbee!”
Buddy would have been 12 years old this coming Monday, so I’m going to say it’s Hug a Collie Day, too.
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“You’ll have to catch me first! Grrr, take that you Frisbee!”
Maybe I should settle for Chase A Collie Day…

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