Apollo has arthritis now but is doing well for such an elderly sheep!
Sweet old Apollo is starting to show his age. However, he is still on the move, just a little slower now. He’s had his haircut for summer so plenty of time out in the pasture sunning and visiting his pals. I love his face. The big roman nosed sheep have always been a favorite ‘look’ to me. His eyes are so wise. An old soul looking back at me from them!
Apollo was a cute, sick little lamb when he arrived some years ago. He proved us wrong for doubting his toughness, got well and today is a big happy boy! His best friend is Baker- and he loves a good hug, fruit loops and his buddies.
He is a very stately North Country Cheviot sheep. He looks so regal and elegant. His fleece is medium soft, bouncy and features 4+ inch locks. It always washes up snowy white too! He is a very busy sheep, always out checking on his friends and looking for the best spot to take a nap.
2017 update: Apollo is still his impressive self. Very regal, stoic and elegant. He's very ready for winter already, I am always amazed he can even walk with that giant fleece. On shearing day he goes leaping off the shearing board like a little (well, big) lamb. I wish I could lose weight that easily right? Ha!
Apollo is an elderly fellow now- we like to call him retired. Don't tell him I told you that though. He still has the cutest nose, wrinkles and so soft. He's had a few health issues over the past two years. Each year he's managed to overcome them though. He's one tough fellow!