Who is Doodle, you ask? Doodle is one of the four lambs (sheep) who make up the McLamby family. He lives in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, and this is his blog. That's right; life from a lamb's point of view. Doodle, and his brother Snowball, were orphaned lambs and raised on bottles...first in the garage and backyard of their people ("Dad" and "Mom")...then out in the big field with their "Uncles" Rosebud and Shermy, two big Cheviot sheep who are also...er...pet sheep. Sometimes it's just fine for someone to have no other purpose in life but to live and be one of God's creatures. That's Doodle, Snowball, Rosebud, and Shermy. Welcome to their world!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How To Scritch a Lamb

Lambies (of all sizes) like to be scritched!  Snowball and I are demonstrating the best way to scritch a lamb.

We like to be scritched under our chins.  And sometimes behind our ears.

And we definitely like to be scritched on our chests.  Even BIG lambs, like Uncle Bud and Uncle Shermy, like to be scritched on their chest.

Did you know that wool is scratchy and itchy, even for the lamb who is wearing it?  It's true.  It can be.  And things like to get stuck in our wool ~ like thorns and prickers and sticks and leaves.  Mom and Dad like to laugh at us when we are sometimes wearing things in our wool.  Yesterday, Dad said I was wearing a sword at my side.  Silly Dad.  It was just a long stick.  Wasn't it?

You know how the nursery rhyme lambs looks so soft and cute and sweet?  Well...we actually ARE that way!  The nursery rhyme lambs are just like REAL lambs!

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