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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!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Heads and Tails


Here we are with our heads down. And our tails up! I know you think we only ever put our tails up for one thing. Er, you know. But that's not so!
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Snowball has his tail up, too. His tail makes an "L" shape when it is up. He always has to be different.


Lambs use their tails for talking, like other animals. Our tails go up when we're happy! If someone is talking to us sweetly, or we're getting a cookie, or Mom or Dad is rubbing our chest or legs or tummy, our tails go up! Snowball's tail even goes waggy. I have a nice big tail like a beaver, and when I am happy, it goes up like a flag!
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Lambs need their tails. Humans have taken it upon themselves to "dock" our tails. They think it makes life easier for everybody. It doesn't. Okay, maybe you can take a LITTLE bit off our tails when we're teeny tiny. But that's all. We need our tails to keep us clean and modest. Think of flies! We don't like bugs, and our tails help us ward them off from places a bug might like to land.
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When we were babies, Mom was there when our tails were being docked. She made sure they were not too short. Uncle Shermy lucked out and has a proper tail. Poor Uncle Rosebud had his tail docked way too short.
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PLEASE STOP TAKING OUR TAILS!

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