Becan - This little Shetland baby came to us from a friend's flock. He had a ligament problem in his hind leg that healed very quickly.... He loves to be held and snuggled.......his name is Irish and in Gaelic it means 'a little one'- very fitting for this tiny, tiny guy! He really thinks he is a dog, he loves to sit in your lap (still!) and loves to take naps with me when I bring a blanket and a book to the pasture on a sunny day! Snuggly sheep are the bestest!
He has a single coated Shetland with auburn fiber. It is SO next to the skin soft, with locks of 3 inches.
When he looks at me I am convince he knows exactly what I am saying- like there is an 'old soul' in there somewhere?
2017 update: Becan is getting to be an older gentleman and isn't afraid who knows it! He'll be spending the winter with our special needs/retiree sheep group so he can keep his weight on properly. I really can't believe he is 12 years old now. Sigh. His best friend is Charlie, another little Shetland who looks like he could be Becan's twin- only much younger. Charlie is only 2. Read more about Charlie...
Becan is full of mischief, even at his age? Stinker! He has found a way through the fence between the sheep and the llamas/horses. Maybe he thinks he IS a llama? I cannot begin to figure out his cute little brain. He's definitely too smart and has an old soul looking out of his eyes.
Our Shire horse Bull had an appointment to get his toes trimmed. Becan said, oh, no big deal. You can't seem me here!
Well, Becan got himself into another predicament. He decided he was a horse or llama this summer? He kept sneaking into their pasture and lounging about with them. We kept moving him back because I was afraid our Shire horse Bull would step on Becan. Ouch!
One time he slipped through, he got his leg caught. Jim was outside and two steps away but by the time he got to Becan, he had pulled and yanked on that leg. Now Becan’s back leg has nerve damage, he does a kind of ‘hop step’ with that leg. Kind of double time compared to the other legs. One step of the others and two steps to the injured leg. He’s not in any pain now that it is healed so life is good. He’s back to his shenanigans but not sneaking through fences any more! Poor peanut!