Angel is getting used to the baby, (now named Flynn) but still prefers to keep her distance. Mira senses weakness in her Bitter Rival, and has been getting the upper hand in their eternal rivalry lately in a big way. It’s hard to insist you’re the boss when you’re scared of a tiny little lamb who doesn’t even have any horns yet.
I’m not too sad to see her taken down a peg, she was turning into quite a bully.
“Wait for me! Save me! People keep hitting me back when I butt them and it’s awful!”
Little Flynn is gaining in confidence, and the gate doesn’t even faze him anymore.
“I walked through this gate all by myself!”
He’s so proud of himself.
“I’m so proud of you, baby!”
“Aww, Mama, don’t lick me in front of the big kids!”
Yesterday the big challenge was learning to climb up on the back patio. This is a very important skill, because it allows them to bug me for crunchies for an extra dozen feet or so on the way to the back door.
“Wow, this is a high thing to climb!”
With Auntie Duchess and Mama Nova on either side to help, he managed it eventually.
“I made it!”
Once Flynn made it up onto the patio, Nova almost immediately decided he was too close to the house and wanted him to come back down. Too convenient for lamb-snatchers, playing next to the back door.
“Come back here!”
“Why? Everyone else is playing up here!”
And then the next challenge began: getting back down.
“Come on, this way!”
“But it’s so high! How do I get down?”
Eventually he got down by flinging himself off as far forward as possible. Then Nova shooed him around to the far more acceptable activity of playing in the landscaping.
“See? This is a Splendid Game where we tear up the landscape cloth and move all the rocks around! Much safer, no lamb-snatchers here!”
And Angel follows behind, keeping a watchful eye on the scary lamb.
“Don’t you try anything, ScaryLittleSheep!”
Poor Angel. She’s having a rough time, though not as rough a time as poor Lana, who got a haircut today. She’s being camera shy today, but maybe I’ll get a shot of her tomorrow.