Who is Doodle, you ask? Doodle is one of the four lambs (sheep) who make up the McLamby family. He lives in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, and this is his blog. That's right; life from a lamb's point of view. Doodle, and his brother Snowball, were orphaned lambs and raised on bottles...first in the garage and backyard of their people ("Dad" and "Mom")...then out in the big field with their "Uncles" Rosebud and Shermy, two big Cheviot sheep who are also...er...pet sheep. Sometimes it's just fine for someone to have no other purpose in life but to live and be one of God's creatures. That's Doodle, Snowball, Rosebud, and Shermy. Welcome to their world!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fond Farewells

Hi everyone!
It's been a long time since we Daily Doodled.
I guess sometimes life gets filled with other things.
All four McLambies are well - but we don't live together anymore. See this guy below? That's Snowball. He took a big dislike to Poor Ol' Bud, and wouldn't leave him alone. Baby Snowball! A Bruiser! And they said I was the Bruiser. HA!

So, now Snowball and I (Doodle) live in one field; and down on the other side of a big house (where Snowball can't see them), the Uncles live in another field. Dad says Rosebud is a lot happier now that he can live peacefully. Shermy has always been Bud's best friend, so the two old guys live in a quiet field by themselves. It has worked out fine, and everybody is happy.

Here's Uncle Shermy, here.

And there's ol' Uncle Bud - back before we were all separated.

And here I am:  DOODLE! Doing what I do best - eating everything! Oh, how I love to eat!

So, we'll go on in the care of our two shepherds - Mom and Dad. We get fed lots of kibbles (all year round), and hay (in the winter), and turnips, and leftover vegetables, and...TA DA...cookies (ALL YEAR ROUND), and go for walks, and get scritched, and just generally get spoiled. Each field has a house for us to go into when the weather is bad, and plenty of fresh water. Once a year, we have a big haircut and they take off our wool coats. Sometimes we have our feet done (no one likes this - not us, and not Mom and Dad).

It's a peaceful, quiet life for 4 wethers who got lucky and were adopted by Mom and Dad. Now we get to spend every day just being sheep, and living out our lives as God's creatures. I am a great big 4-year-old, and so is Snowball. Shermy is going to be 7 this year. And the Patriarch, Rosebud, is 9 years old!

Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Sometimes, Mom will put pictures of us and write about us on her own blog:

So, if you want to find out how we're doing, just check over there!

So long!
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Circus Lambs

Here we see me and Snowball showing how we can stand on our hind legs and reach stuff.
Mom says I am "Doodle, the Magnificent Circus Lamb of Amazement!" This is because I can stand on my hind legs without holding on to anything!

Snowball used to love to jump up on his hind legs. Especially on people. This was not always a good idea, especially as we got bigger.

He doesn't stand up tall so much anymore.
I still dance on my hind legs if there is a chance of a cookie. And I am more than happy to put my two front feet on you, if you like. I can reach your shoulders!

Uncle Bud and Uncle Shermy just don't understand.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Happy Chap

Here we see Uncle Shermy
He's usually a pretty happy guy.
A happy chappy.
Shermy is easy going and friendly.
Unless he gets scared.
Then, he runs fast and is hard to catch!
Shermy also has buggy-out eyes, which get really big when he is scared.

So, everyone be nice to Uncle Shermy and send him lots of cookies, so he doesn't get scared. It's okay. I will help him eat them if I have to.
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Snowball Scritches

Here we see Snowball.
He is "allowing" Dad to scritch him. Or so he says.

Snowball used to love scritches and would follow Mom or Dad around, waiting to get them.

Now, though... he doesn't like them as much.
Snowball is a very persnickety lamb.
He has big mood swings.

Sometimes he likes scritches; sometimes he doesn't.
Sometimes he wants lots of cookies; sometimes he doesn't even want one.

Sometimes Snowball is bouncy; sometimes he is all blue and droopy.
It's hard living with a moody lamb!

Snowball should be like me, Doodle:  a happy lamb all the time!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Snowball and the Paparazzi

Here we see Snowball, having a bite to eat.
And here he is telling the photographer:  No photos, please.

Sometimes a guy just wants to grab a bite to eat in peace!
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Triangle Head Snowball

Here we see Snowball. He's getting ready for winter, too. Eating the best grass and bulking up.
We were thinking maybe as he grew up his pointy head was going away.
I think these photos show otherwise, don't you?
Still our pointy, triangle head Snowball!

Look how fluffy his face is getting!
He has his winter face on, too.

Snowball's wool grows in nice and full now, too.
Remember how his first year he had a V-neck sweater?
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Grass Really IS Greener...

Here we see me and Snowball eating green grass.
The grass really IS greener on the other side of the fence.
We have a nice field with a house, a hay rack, a mineral pail, water.
Mom and Dad give us cookies and kibbles.

We still like to come out and play.
And eat the OTHER grass that is outside our field.
It just tastes better.
It does!
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Friday, December 11, 2015

You Know That Guy...

who is just kind of oblivious to stuff? Like he doesn't really realize how much space he is actually taking up? Or that he might be standing in someone's way?
Here we see Rosebud and Shermy enjoying their new hay rack. Well, Shermy's trying to, anyway!
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Thursday, December 10, 2015