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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Marshmallow Versus the Box

Marshmallow is growing like a weed! She is putting on weight every day and is taking her bottle with great enthusiasm. I think having a bottle lamb in the house has just been one of the most unique experiences of my life to date. She follows at my heels at all times. I ended up having to put up a baby gate in our office because the dog, Stickley the greyhound, was not entirely pleased at her sniffing around him. He growled at her once, and that was enough for me. So, they don't get together any more.

Marshmallow still sleeps at the side of the bed in her own little bed and she wakes me up about 7 am (in case the alarm fails to do so!) and she wants a bottle NOW please! She does sleep through the night though. She has been out to play with the other lambs but she tends to come back through the cattle panel fencing and come to where I am in the yard, so she isn't very interested in the other lambs right now.

I thought you might enjoy this video of her taking on a box of paper for recycling that I keep next to my desk. She demonstrates proper technique of head-butting and energetic front foot kicking in assaulting the enemy box. She also shows how the box can be used as a head-rub device, if desired. Good lessons for little lambs.

12 comments:

IsobelleGoLightly said...

She is a very cute little sheep! I still am trying to get my person to let me into her office. I'd help with the recycling too! Goat kisses from Isobelle!

Mom L said...

I want my own bottle lamb!!! She doesn't look much bigger than my cat, so they might be friends...

Nancy (counting down to the move)

Claire said...

Nancy - she's about 7 lbs now, so probably weighs less than your cat! Hope the packing is still progressing for you!

Isobelle - you have to remind your person that you will wear a diaper in her office. Oh....did you not think of that?!

Christy said...

That is just too cute! How often do you change her diaper?

Claire said...

Christy - when she starts to smell bad! LOL! Just kidding. I change it first thing in the morning, at lunchtime, around 5 pm, and again before bed. She tends to "go" right after her bottle, so I feed first, wait 20 minutes, change diaper.

d/iowa said...

she is so sweet! her diaper cracks me up.

Lola Nova said...

I love the video, too sweet! Now Stella wants one for her room.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Maybe she thinks the white box is a playmate, as in something else white like her. She's darling.

Gail V said...

Claire,
just catching up on blog posts, and your last few were so very fun to read I had to comment. I liked your Canada post, and yes, isn't it so fun to have a bottle baby?

Mom L said...

Yep - Emma weighed 10# at the last vet visit!!! I can only imagine a tiny lamb standing next to her!

Di - you're going to have plenty of diapers to change in a few months!

Nancy

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Too cute! Maybe she doesn't even know she's a lamb...maybe she thinks she's human. I'm thinking she might like some baby toys to play with and a few Baby Einstein videos to watch.
Next thing you know she'll be counting sheep and balancing your check book. hehe!

~Lisa

thecrazysheeplady said...

Aw - too cute. Thanks for the videos, they are precious :-).