A sheep named Pig

By | February 11, 2011

We have sheep who think they are dogs, chickens who think they are sheep,and dogs who think they are humans. Confused? Yeah, so are we.

Soccer Sheep

Our six sheep are not normal sheep. They come when we call. They play soccer. They like to unzip our coats. And, best of all, they know how to open our sliding glass doors. We are probably the only people EVER to ask a vet if rubber tree plants are poisonous to sheep. The vet’s response? “Why are the sheep in your house???” Good question.

Piggy eating Andrew's coat

We are often asked “why do you have a sheep named Pig?” Another good question. He got his name because he ate like, well, a pig. As a lamb he was called Piggy. He soon grew into a massive gorgeous beast and Piggy seemed very undignified. He became Mr. Pig.

Mr. Pig playing with the dog

Chicken protector

Mr. Pig not only thinks he’s a dog, he’s also the protector of the chickens who think they are sheep. He gives them rides, snuggles them on cold winter nights, and charges anyone who gets too close.

The one thing we are not confused about is how much we love these critters. They may think they are dogs, but they sure do make us happy.

Sledding Sheep

Winter Love

We have lots of stories about our crazy sheep, chickens, and dogs. Please let us know if you would like to hear more! And, as always, thank you for fighting hunger one hat at a time.


Judy Workman on February 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm.

The little lambs are so cute! Of course we want to hear more. I would keep the sliding glass doors locked, that’s sure. :)


Hats for Hunger on February 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm.

We learned our lesson Judy! We do keep them locked now :-) Shall the next post be about chickens or dogs??


Bryan on September 30, 2011 at 9:06 am.

Chickens. For sure. We are starting to make hats. Our kids are learning to croche and have started collecting hats.


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