Monday, August 08, 2011

She knew...

Today was the day. 
 I had called my friend, Jean, yesterdday  and asked asked her to pick up Alice and Dream and Zaria before I went into the hospital.  I'll be away from home for around three weeks so figured that this would be  the best time to make the move. 

I tried to take lots of pictures. 
 I don't know why the color is so strange in some of them and others are blurry.

Zaria was the first to come up and get a halter on.
She's usually the hardest to catch!

Next was my beautiful Dreamer

Although not thrilled with the idea, we had already had a long talk about today and she behaved like a proper lady.

In fact, I think she's rather fond of her new Daddy!

And then, there was Alice.

Alice was NOT happy.

In fact, she refused to walk with her halter on.

Her son "Tangeray" tried to console her.
In fact, Jean is so sweet that she said she'll take Tangueray too!
But it didn't make any difference...

Alice wasn't budging.

Even when Jean carried Tangueray to the truck and Dream and Zaria walked out front and waited for her,

My Lady wouldn't move!

DREAM says...

"She knew."


  1. This was the post I was most dreading. :-(


    My verification word is carehelt. Seems like a foreign language way to say held with care. I like that.

  2. You are breaking my heart. I know that this is what you have to do but this is so sad Nancy.
    I wish you strength and a sense of peace about this.
    I wish you my most favorite and beautiful sheep, Alice, a good and happy life.

  3. Anonymous7:01 PM

    I have been dreading this post too. It just seems so unfair to have you separated from your sheep. So I can't stop crying.

  4. This must have been such a hard day for you. I am so sorry for everything that you are going through right now.

  5. Maybe the blurry pictures were because of the tears. Everything is blurry now. I will be thinking of you, and I will keep you in my prayers. Love!

  6. Awwwww, dang it. She's breakin' my heart. It doesn't help that she's the spitting image of my Sophia either.


    Hang in there, kiddo.

  7. My heart aches because I know how difficult this is for you. Please know that I am keeping all of your sheep in my prayers that your precious sheep find contentment in their new homes--I also say prayers for you daily to find the strength and comfort you need at this time! Lots of love coming to you from Virginia!!!!!

  8. Nancy, my heart aches for you and the very hard decisions you have had to make in the recent months. I know, with the love that you have for your dear sheep that you have picked good homes for them. But, that doesn't make it any easier. It's hard to hold back the tears. Please know that you are in my prayers and I will be praying especially hard on Wednesday. You have so much support "out here" and I hope you can feel the love that is coming your way.

  9. Thank you all for understanding. And for caring!

  10. Marilyn1:05 AM

    OH Nancy. I to have been dreading this posting.
    This one brought me to tears.
    How good that your special ones are going to another good home. From the pictures their new shepards look like nice folks. Not that it makes the first move any easier but when you think about them later you can have the peace of mind they are in good hands.
    Ah know who to latch on to... Momma's may be in charge but Daddy's usually have special treats.
    May you draw strength from knowing that you did the "right thing" even if it was hard.

    My thoughts will be with you and your family on Wed.


  11. I have followed this blog and fallen in love with the characters on it. I can't imagine what a difficult time this must be and yes it has been said but my heart does ache. I hope that you can find that place that brings comfort and I am sure surrounded by your family and friends you will.

  12. My heart breaks and I can't cry since I'm at work! I know it will be alight, because you'll still get to see your beautiful girls and they will eventually adjust to their new home (and they do have part of their little flock). So sweet that they were willing to take Alice's son too.

  13. You made me cry, so I can only imagine what you were feeling. Sending healing thoughts your way and strength for your next journey.

  14. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I'll be another person to say I had a lump in my throat reading this post with the photos, esp. Alice. The good thing is that you have a wonderful friend that will take good care of your beloved sheep. You'll still get to see them when your done with all your healing from the surgery.
    Thanks, Nancy, for sharing your experiences being a shepherd. I've loved reading every post in your blog about sheep and your wonderful family. And your photos are fantastic.
    Diane L./Bloomington,IN.

  15. I have tears in my eyes Nancy. I am so sorry all this is happening to you at once. I know I should be saying things to cheer you up, but my heart bleeds too.
    My love to you and all your animals, wherever they are!
    Blessings, Star

  16. I am crying too Nancy. Dear wise soulful Alice understands it all. I am sure that these girls will have a loving home with their sheep family, but that fact can't make it any less wrenching for you. The shift in your reality on so many levels (and all at once) must be mind-bending. Be strong and know that you are loved. Lois

  17. Oh Nancy, I've cried at every single post recently and I think that this might be the worst. You're all in my heart and I know that it will all work out and that they will be happy in their new homes. It's not as though you're saying Goodbye as you'll be able to see them often xxx

  18. Nancy, it would be presumptuous of me to say "I understand", given all your circumstances, but I felt a certain connection here to what I felt when I had to leave my flock in Iowa earlier this year, as I prepared to move to Canada. It was just heart wrenching for me even though I was looking forward to my move, so I have no idea what you must be feeling now. My heart and mind are with you and with your flock. Blessed be.



Blog Widget by LinkWithin