So where is Lambert, some of you have asked?
He has been noticeable by his absence.
The truth is that after Lambster appeared, it became very apparent that Lambert was not happy. He didn’t want to share either me or Lambie with anyone else. Lambie, of course, was completely oblivious to the internal politics.
There was constant friction and it never really got better or went away.
The hill sheep regularly went past our gate, as we live on a corridor to the scattald or open hill.
I was used to Lambie and Lambert joining them, if I left the gate open, but they would never leave to go with them forever. I could always call them home.
Then one day Lambert didn’t come home.
My OH would see him on the hill, and call him, even getting him to follow once, but mostly Lambert would look up, acknowledge him and then go back to eating.
On two occasions Lambie and Lambster went into the hill and didn’t return. Floss and I, after a long trek, found them and they happily came home, even bringing Lambert with them once and I thought all was well and Lambert would now stay at home.
He was nicer to Lambster but no, it was not to be. The first opportunity and he was gone again.
I have seen Lambert a few times since and he lifts his head when I call him but won’t come home. He has a new flock now. As I am allowed sheep on the hill, I am not too worried about him. He is castrated (I made sure of that) and he is happy with his new friends. He has a good fleece and is healthy so he will be fine and if he wants to come home, the gate is always open.
I would love to say that Lambie is devastated but he is a fickle Lambie!
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If you go to Zazzle.com and look under Shetland ponies, you might find a wonderful Shetland pony postage stamp, a laptop cover and a burp cloth.
I can’t get into Zazzle.com or Zazzle.co.uk for some reason. Perhaps it is because they don’t want ponies on burp cloths!
Gah! Zazzle drives me mad.