But sheep are not dumb or impersonal. I sold two sheep, a wether and a ewe lamb, to a family near by. These sheep were specifically chosen for their gentle trusting natures. The male wether, Morgan, was rejected at birth by his mother, who liked his sister and not him, so he was bottle fed. Morgan completely trusted humans then and loved me as he would have his mother. I spent time with him, stroked his back, rubbed his ears and spoke kindly. Louise followed Morgan's direction, though her nature was sweet and she was cautious, but not scared. In a short time, she was curious about the humans, since Morgan was absolutely comfortable, and soon she, too, became one of the family.
They allowed the sheep in the house for very brief periods, and when they go out for a walk, the sheep come with them. In these recent photos, the family is enjoying the campfire and the sheep are just there as part of the family. The family has young children and a baby and all are thrilled to have sheep as pets. Wouldn't you love to have two wooly little companions too?