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Old 03-13-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I live in a rather rural area, so when going shopping I have to pass by cork trees and meadows with sheep and other animals grazing on them. Today the weather was fine and so I stopped and watched the sheep for some time. There were several baby sheep, one of which came up to the fence and looked at me with its big brown eyes for a long time, it did not have the usual sheep's eyes with the horizontal bars in them. I could almost touch the sheep, but not quite. Gee, I wanted to hug it so much, I felt like I loved that little creature and that it liked me too, hopefully sensing that I meant no harm to it. At the same time I felt sorry for it and sad in a strange way.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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what a nice post ..... and what a nice way to while away some time..... i'll admit when i saw the title to the thread, i thought it was going to be something negative.....
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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Awww, cute little lamb. Next time you go by, why not take a picture? I'll bet folks here would get a kick out of it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Nice story. Thanks for sharing it. Sheep are fun. A friend of mine had some sheep when I was in high school. We used to go out and pet the heard all the time.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Awww, cute little lamb. Next time you go by, why not take a picture? I'll bet folks here would get a kick out of it.
Yes, unfortunately I didn't have my cam with me this time. But I will next time

They were so busy eating grass, most of them didn't even look up when I talked to them, although they were just a few yards away. Well, that grass looked delicious, all fresh and juicy

Funny so many people are obsessed with lions, tigers, bears, sharks and such beasts that wouldn't hesitate to rip them apart, while they couldn't care less for friendly animals such as sheep or pigs
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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just how people are I guess.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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People like a good fight. Just look at hockey and wrestling. We all need to look at more lambs!
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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I agree nice post but I would never put sheep and pigs into the same nice catagory. Yes Pigs are incredible intelligent and seen some be house pets but I also walking in Hawaii am very afraid of them ripping me or my dogs apart when wild. Seen it done.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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I agree nice post but I would never put sheep and pigs into the same nice catagory. Yes Pigs are incredible intelligent and seen some be house pets but I also walking in Hawaii am very afraid of them ripping me or my dogs apart when wild. Seen it done.
Gee, sounds like Hogzilla Are they wild ones? I have never heard of anything like that regarding normal pigs. The pigs on the farm we used to visit as children were very dear
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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The pigs on the farm we used to visit as children were very dear
Same here. Some of our friends when I was a kid had a farm outside of town by like 40 miles. The pigs were always fun to visit.

But we also have wild hogs here in the state too and those guys are not very nice at all.
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