Duke is once again the only intact male on the farm. Order is restored to the universe. According to Duke anyway; Will and Johnny certainly don’t agree.
Knowing Will’s magical ability to ooze through the walls and escape any confinement, I went through the rodeo of catching and haltering him well ahead of time. That gave him plenty of time to throw a tantrum before the vet got here.
Stage 1: Begin dying.
“I am trapped! I’m going to die! I can feel my legs going weak!”
“That’s nice. Is there any food in this tray?”
Well his front half started dying, anyway. His back end apparently didn’t get the memo. Johnny was more interested in looking for crunchies than Will’s theatrics.
Stage 2: Glare
“There isn’t any more food… what are you doing?”
“Shhhh, I’m giving ShepherdPerson the death glare. She’ll crack any minute, just watch!”
Stage 3: Umm… I’m actually not sure what his plan was here. Run away and become a contortionist?
“Are you stuck?”
“No! It’s all part of my brilliant plan!”
“ShepherdPerson, I think Will’s stuck.”
“I am not stuck!”
“Ok, maybe I am a little bit stuck…”
He was stuck. Being the EvilShepherdPerson that I am, I simply had to photograph his predicament before untangling him. I definitely need proof that a sheep can get stuck by flipping upside down and somehow wedging his horn behind his back.
The positive side is that by the time the vet got here Will was too worn out to give her any trouble. Everything went smoothly, despite Mira’s constant stream of yelling and trying to steal equipment through the fence.
“Hey! You’re paying attention to the wrong sheep! What about ME!?”
I’m pretty sure this was the sort of attention she can live without. One of the few points in a sheep’s life where it’s definitely better to be female.
Poor Johnny collapsed as soon as the vet got done and decided he would rather not move ever again.
“I would rather not move ever again.”
Will laid down in the corner with his back to me. His thoughts on the matter were pretty clear.
I think that about sums it up. Poor boys, hopefully they’ll feel better soon.