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, May 14, 2014

Strategies for Coping

Even little lambs... and big lambs... feel overwhelmed with life sometimes.  We get moved around, have to adjust to new fields and new neighbors.  We get different food.  We don't always have the same daily schedule.  Sometimes the world seems too big for us.

This is when I, Doodle, like to lie down and have a think.  Better to face things calmly.  Snowball is the opposite.  He can't settle.  He is always the last one to lie down.  He is always the first one to jump around and baaaaaa his little lamby head off.
Here I am trying to be calm.  You can tell by my pointy-backward ears that sometimes it was a struggle because of Snowball.  He can be very distracting sometimes!  But we all love him.

You can tell just how little I am in relation to the world, too.
Even though I'm a bigger Doodle now, the world is still awfully big.

Snowball finally settled down.  In my spot.  It's okay.  I got up and moved a little ways over so he could lie down.

Here I am trying to show Snowball how to be at peace.  He's not very good at it.
Sometimes, when life, and the world, are too big, and you are too little, it's best to just lie down and rest and have a think.  Things will look better when you get up again!

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