Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fuzzy Neighbor Tragedy

You might remember a previous post about our fuzzy neighbors, the two sheep who live right out our back gate and behind the Lyneham High School. We see them all the time whenever we go out for a walk or go to the shops and we always stop to say hello and scratch their noses if they'll let us.

Well, the weekend took on a depressing note when we returned from our walk to the shops on Saturday afternoon to find people tying bunches of flowers to the outside of the sheep's pen. Upon asking what the flowers were for, we learned that our fuzzy friends had been murdered in the middle of the night!!! Apparently, sometime between midnight and 7am, someone had scaled the fence and stabbed both of the poor sheep! When they were found in the morning, one was dead and one had to be put down.

As you can imagine, this was more than a little disturbing for us. I can see their pen from where I'm sitting now and every once in a while you can hear them bleating (well, not anymore). And now because of some senseless and violent act (probably by some disgruntled students), our fuzzy friends are dead and countless people will feel their absence. I hope they find who did it.

Sniffle, sniffle....

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