Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Pet Lamb

When I was quite young, my dad owned some sheep on a small ranch about an hour or so from our home. He used to take me there now and then. Although I don't really have too many memories of the actual ranch, I do have a few memories of being in the car on our way there.

My dad always loved having animals. He especially enjoyed having sheep. One day after he had been away checking on the sheep, he brought a little lamb home. Apparently the ewe didn't want her after she was born. So my dad brought her home to me. We lived in town, and didn't really have a large lot for animals; but that didn't matter to him. He put up a little fence in the back yard for her, and I named her "Cocoa".

A while later we ended up moving to a small farm in a nearby town. We had quite a few sheep at this farm, and thought Cocoa could now have friends. As she grew, she was still my pet, and I can even remember going out to the pen and wrapping my arms around her wooly neck giving her hugs.

As far as I know, we don't have any pictures of me and Cocoa together. I wish we did, because I would take that picture and frame it. Actually an even more priceless picture would be one of my dad, me, and Cocoa all together.


Kar said...

How sweet! My girls wish we had more land so that we could have a lamb or two. They are just so cute.


The Library Lady said...

Sweet. As kids we had Shetland ponies, raised a black Angus calf, had chickens, pigs, guineas, quail, squirrels, rabbits, birds, fish tanks, every stray dog and cat within a 2 mile radius. You name it - we had it; but alas, no sheep. My Dad was a true nature lover.

The Library Lady

chrissyevans said...

Thank your for all your wonderful posts about life and homemaking. it is a treat to stop by your blog each week and so encouraging! Nancy Wilson recommended your post last year- I'm so glad she did!

Blessings to you!

Monica said...

Chrissy, thank you very much for your kind words. And thanks for taking the time to stop by now and then.