The Last You'll Hear From Oscar

@JudyEv (115607)
Bunbury, Australia
March 15, 2017 6:34pm CST
This it the last of Oscar's posts. Oscar, my fellow sheep, has now gone to Heaven where I'm sure there is no fly-strike and we won't need to be shorn. That would be Heaven to me. Anyway here is Oscar. Part III • If your master tries to upend you for some reason, spread all four feet out wide and stiffen your legs. This will give you a wide, stable base and make it very difficult for him to tip you up. Besides, he is probably as fat and old as you are so the odds are even (so to speak). • It is no good trying this with a slim, trim professional shearer. He is very experienced so you might as well give up and let him get on with it. It is possible to chew his singlet while he is shearing you though. • If they try to drench you, hold the drench in your mouth then spit it out. This will only work once though. If the drench doesn't taste too bad, best to swallow and save your trump card for one that tastes horrible. • If you are boss of the flock, it is great fun to stop in the middle of an open gate and not let any of the other sheep through. • If you get fly-blown, you are in serious trouble. Do everything you can to alert your humans to the fact that you need help. Bite at the affected part, run round in circles with your head down, twitch your tail, continually lay down and get up again. With luck, someone will notice your discomfort and clean and dress the fly-blown part. • There is only the two of us at the moment. When we are given small feeds in separate containers, I run frantically from one to the other and intimidate Herc till he stops even trying to eat. This mostly works but sometimes the mistress puts Herc in his own little yard. I'm sure she gives him more too. It's not fair. • If you're paddocked with a horse or pony and they are fed in a bin, just march in and share it. Nine times out of ten they will be so surprised they won't kick you out. The tenth time however you will need good reflexes and will need to take steps, long and often, to get out of danger. That is the end of Oscar's writings. The photo is of us after we've been shorn. Oscar is nearest the camera. We're tied up because, if we weren't, Oscar would be bunting me round the trailer and I wouldn't be able to get away from him. The mistress is so considerate sometimes. No wonder she has me eating out of her hand.
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@andriaperry (43457)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I bet it i something to have sheep, I had goats once.
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
Goats are great pets too. Almost better than sheep I think.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Mar 17
@JudyEv Don't let herc hear you say that....
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
@sueznewz2 I don't really consider Herc as one of the mob. I'm sure he doesn't see himself that way either.
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@1hopefulman (24775)
• Canada
17 Mar 17
That's sad, as it seems that he was quite good at ruminating and chewing the cud. Should I ask how he passed away or is it better I don't know?
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Mar 17
He was quite old when we got him and after a few years he couldn't get up and we had him put down peacefully. We flew our flag at half-mast that day.
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@1hopefulman (24775)
• Canada
19 Mar 17
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Mar 17
oscar is such a good story teller...
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
Maybe he missed his vocation!
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
17 Mar 17
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@Platespinner (16791)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Mar 17
They both look significantly less dignified without their clothes on!
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
Don't we all?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Mar 17
@JudyEv Good point .
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
19 Mar 17
how sad . . . I am sorry
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar 17
He had a pretty good life really - for a sheep. Not baaaa-d at all. :)
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@stbrians (11792)
• Kakamega, Kenya
16 Mar 17
That exactly his sheep do it. Sorry we won't read more from him
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
Herc will write from time to time. :)
@Kandae11 (33505)
16 Mar 17
What is done with the wool?
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
We let the shearer keep it. It isn't good quality and there is no market just for a fleece or two.
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@TRBRocks420 (70838)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Mar 17
Lol Oscar and, Herc would make a great cartoon.
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
Pity I can't draw!
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@franxav (4501)
16 Mar 17
With your coat off dear Oscar, you look very different!
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
It changes their appearance completely.
@JohnRoberts (49000)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Mar 17
I assume Herc lives by these wise words.
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
He does. He has us wrapped round his front leg too.
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@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Mar 17
bwahahhaha, he really ate a, what was it, singlet? Whats a singlet
@silvermist (18041)
• India
16 Mar 17
@JudyEv That made an interesting read.But feel sad about Oscar.