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, August 13, 2014

Eating Prowess

Here we see me, leaning into it!  I'm becoming a champion eater, which is a good thing for a lamb to become.  It makes him grow big and strong!
We are learning more about eating nettles and thistles.  YUM!  They are a bit pricky, though.

Sometimes you have to close your mouth very carefully around a piece of nettle or thistle, or you might get stung!

Snowball demonstrates eating a nettle, below.

I like to cleanse my palate every now and then with some grass.  At least, that's what Mom said I was doing when I would eat pricky things, then eat grass, then eat more pricky things.

Here we see Snowball... sniff, sniff, sniff.  He is a picky eater as well as a pricky eater.  Sometimes he will pass up a perfectly good piece of nettle, or thistle, or grass.  No one knows why.

Good thing I will come along after him (or before him) and eat it!  I like to be first when we're grazing, so I can eat up what I want before anyone else does.  I like to be last when we're grazing, too, so I can eat up what other people don't want.  I like to be everywhere at once.  I'm an amazing Doodle!

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