Zeke got to spend Sunday at the festival. I told him I was taking him to paradise, and man did I deliver! He got to eat lamb (in my gyro, not on the hoof!), he licked babies and lay down for children to pet him, and his nose went a mile a minute all day. Goats, alpacas, people, sheep, llamas...a bevy of interest for a Border Collie! He behaved very well.
The sheep were the stars of the show! Well, Cinnabon was a star. Cake had no interest whatsoever in being off the farm, especially after I shamed him by making him nude in public! The lambs got used to things pretty quickly. Cinnabon started her Saturday with a delicious and wholesome bite of my cinnamon Pop Tart. It was so tasty she french kissed me. Gross. When the crowds starting passing by she got a little nervous, but it wasn't long before she realized that vocalizing drew people over, and once in front of her there was a 50/50 shot she'd get a treat. She started hamming it up, giving kisses, talking to specific people, getting the other sheep to talk as well. Ridiculous! She'd be a heck of a saleswoman if she could speak English!!
Llama made us particularly proud, putting Ballyhoo on the map with a blue ribbon in the fleece competition! Not only is he a big winner, the fleece sold to a lady from West Virginia! Ballyhoo goes further afield, mwahahahaha..... Soon we'll take over the fiber world. I'm sad I won't get to play with his fleece this year, but there's always next spring.
Next week is Shearapalooza. We're expecting upward of 100 people. Make sure you RSVP!