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Gingersnap
07-14-2008, 02:45 PM
Woolly yarn about a 22-stone sheep who is kept as a family pet

By David Wilkes
Last updated at 7:45 AM on 14th July 2008

In the Palmer household, Nick is just like any other young member of the family. He hogs the television, won't go to his room - and has even been known to raid the biscuit barrel.

Unlike the average child, however, he's more than happy to mow the lawn.

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It's a sheep's life: David Palmer with his three-year-old, 22-stone pet Nick Boing

The sheep - whose full name is Nick Boing, because of his 'bouncy' personality - was rescued by former coach driver David Palmer three years ago, when he was just a newborn.

The 53-year- old found the sick lamb in overgrown grass on a trip to a nature reserve with his partner Caroline Clements, 54, and their 13-year-old son Nathan. 'There were no other sheep about so we picked him up,' he said. 'I didn't know anything about sheep so I took him to the nearest farm and left my name, but nobody contacted me and he came with us.

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In the mornings, Nick likes nothing better than to lie in the front doorway watching the world go by.

'He's part of the family,' said Mr Palmer, of Rhiwbina in Cardiff. 'He's more intelligent than your average sheep that's stuck in a field. He's in the house and in the car and meeting people. He's good company and he knows what's what.'

Not sure about this one. Particularly as I have 3 herding dogs.

Wooly (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1034684/Woolly-yarn-22-stone-sheep-kept-family-pet.html?Ewe)

megimoo
07-14-2008, 02:49 PM
Not sure about this one. Particularly as I have 3 herding dogs.

Wooly (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1034684/Woolly-yarn-22-stone-sheep-kept-family-pet.html?Ewe)He had better stay away from California with that critter !

LibraryLady
07-14-2008, 02:59 PM
I wish I wasn't allergic to wool. He looks like a darling pet.


Video Here (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2008/07/13/rescued-sheep-makes-house-his-own-91466-21331582/)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/_44829268_-5.jpg


OK, that's funny.:D

BSR
07-14-2008, 04:08 PM
300 Pound Sheep Makes Interesting House Pet

But I hear in Florida the make even better lovers. :eek:

yeah I went there, big whoop, wanna fight about it? :mad:

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SarasotaRepub
07-14-2008, 07:17 PM
Man! That's a lotta mutton!! :D

Rack of lamb....yum. :p

Zeus
07-14-2008, 07:27 PM
Man! That's a lotta mutton!! :D

Rack of lamb....yum. :p


That's what I'm talking about. No need for rescue organizations for them kind of animals/pet/supper just recipe organizations :cool:

SarasotaRepub
07-14-2008, 07:35 PM
That's what I'm talking about. No need for rescue organizations for them kind of animals/pet/supper just recipe organizations :cool:

And in the "end" ya get a nice sweater!!!;)

Jumpy
07-14-2008, 07:40 PM
Nothing was mentioned about his bathroom habits. You can house break a sheep, just like a dog? Who knew?

Gingersnap
07-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Nothing was mentioned about his bathroom habits. You can house break a sheep, just like a dog? Who knew?

I'm pretty sure the answer to that is, "No". They mentioned odor issues. Having some vague acquaintance with sheep, I can tell you this odor is not merely excretory.

megimoo
07-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Man! That's a lotta mutton!! :D

Rack of lamb....yum. :pYou don't get 'rack of lamb' from a big sucker like that !
Best to hope for is a big pair of leg roasts or several hundred gallons of of mutton stew
and a lot of sheep fat !

megimoo
07-14-2008, 09:03 PM
I'm pretty sure the answer to that is, "No". They mentioned odor issues. Having some vague acquaintance with sheep, I can tell you this odor is not merely excretory.

If the smell of a wet wool sweater is bad, The smell of a wet ewe of that size is overpowering !