|"Will you stop trying to take pictures of our bottoms!"|
Today’s exciting, if slightly gruesome lamb milestone was them losing their tails. I placed rubber rings around their tails when they were born to cut off the circulation and cause the lower part of the tail to drop off. Now, 3 weeks on, my little lambies are looking all grown up.
Some Highland breeds are left with tails intact to afford them some protection against harsh conditions, but lowland breeds like mine, who need less protection and suffer more from insects, have them removed to prevent flystrike.
I think their little bottoms look great with their tidy little tails, but I do miss the enthusiastic tail waggling which accompanied their meal times.
What do you think?
|"Has anyone seen my tail?"|
|"Can you feel a draft?"|
|"I keep feeling like I've left something behind!"|
|"I was relying on my tail to take|
attention away from my ears!"
|"Oh no! My tail's gone too!"|