Monday, November 1, 2010

In the Doghouse

I thought I would tell you about the run in we had with our neighbors dog. A few days ago his dog got into our sheep and attacked one of our lambs.

This lamb, out of the hundreds we have has a special place in my heart. He was an orphan lamb (these are called 'bummers') and he has to be bottle fed milk replacer daily. He's come to love people and will walk right up to you. It's really the sweetest thing. He's a lot smaller than the other lambs and this is because he didn't get the nutrition he needed to grow properly from his mama. OK totally digressing, but I hope you have a picture of a sweet, cuddly little lamb in your mind.

Now imagine this helpless lamb being approached by a crazy dog! This dog came over, into our land and the little bummer, now called 'BD' for Bummer-Dude was probably ready to play, but the dog had dinner on his mind and ambushed Bummer-Dude's hind leg. Our herder Alberto found him a bit later, he was limping and obviously in a lot of pain.

Alberto has been doctoring him daily and Bummer-Dude is healing well, but that dog better watch it!


Carrie said...

This is so sad. Is BD going to be ok?

A Rancher's Wife said...

Carrie - we went ot check on Bummer-Dude earlier this week and he is doing just fine! Thank goodness! He's healing well. :) I'll try and catch him this weekend and get a picture.