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  1. #1 300 Pound Sheep Makes Interesting House Pet. Pic. 
    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.



    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Not sure about this one. Particularly as I have 3 herding dogs.

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    He had better stay away from California with that critter !
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    I wish I wasn't allergic to wool. He looks like a darling pet.



    OK, that's funny.:D
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    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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    Man! That's a lotta mutton!! :D

    Rack of lamb....yum. :p
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    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
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    That's what I'm talking about. No need for rescue organizations for them kind of animals/pet/supper just recipe organizations
    And in the "end" ya get a nice sweater!!!;)
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Nothing was mentioned about his bathroom habits. You can house break a sheep, just like a dog? Who knew?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Man! That's a lotta mutton!! :D

    Rack of lamb....yum. :p
    You 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 !
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