Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fluffy has BIG news!


You all remember Fluffy Baa-Baa, sent to me from the wonderful Gracie.  Fluffy has been having a lovely time living at my house in Florida.  We get along just perfectly, she loves Max, she loves my family, she eats my grass and wants to swim in my pool when it warms up enough.  It is a perfect match, well that is until a few days ago.  When I woke up this is what I found!


Apparently Ms. Fluffy has had some babies!  Little lambs running all over my house!  I could hardly believe my eyes, I mean I never suspected a thing.  Not being all too familiar with the sheep reproductive cycle and all, I had no idea.  I swear she has been gaining a bit of weight lately but I thought it was all the grass she has been eating.  I am not entirely sure when this all happened, well you know the delicate part of this situation, was it before she arrived?  I am thinking so, but frankly I  am not entirely sure how stuffed sheep get...... ah, how can I say this without upsetting her, with lamb?


There are little lambs running amok in my house and in my yard.  Little lambs, a sick teenager (fever of 102 for two days and a sore throat) house guests, and work have kept me very busy the last few days.  I hope you understand why I have not been visiting your blogs, there is just so much going on.  And four little ones running every which way has not helped. 


Today Fluffy and I have had a bit of a heart to heart.  You see we just do not have the land to feed five sheep, these little ones are only going to get bigger.  Fluffy totally understands, she really loves them but she is exhausted, four babies is just too much for one sheep to handle.  So after a lot of loving, hugs, kisses and a few tears they are now on their way to a new home.  They are going to love it!  I can't wait for them to arrive.  I just know they are going to be so loved.


Look they even exhaust themselves, falling asleep right in the middle of the yard.  Suddenly the house is much quieter, well that is except for the house guests, they are leaving this evening.  Sweet little lambs, you will be missed, but I can not wait for you to make it to your new home.


Max has been exhausted by all the activity.  He informed me that he is not a herding dog and would not be responsible for the little ones.  He has enough responsibilities at the house guarding all of us and barking at the pool everyday.

Hope you are having a lovely day, filled with wonderful surprises.
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51 comments:

Shari said...

Meredith! You should write a children's book...Your story telling is the best! LOVE IT!
xx Shari

busybusybeejay said...

I love that story!

Babajeza said...

Uiii! Those lambs are too cute! :-)

Bridget said...

Such cuties!

But, if they take away from Max's barking at the pool time, it is better that they find new homes ...

Betsy said...

lol What a surprise for you! Poor Fluffy. She must have been beside herself. They are such cute baby lambs though. I'm sure the recipients will be very grateful for their company when they arrive.
Your poor teenager. There are definitely some nasty virus' going around. Piper still had a fever of 102.7 this morning. It's been going on for five days now. Ick!
Enjoy your guests Meredith. We know you'll come visit when you have a chance. Love, love your lamb story. :-)
Blessings my friend,
Betsy

Mrs. C said...

The lambs are cute and I am sure they will love their new home! Hope the teen is feeling better! Even though they are grown up when they're sick they need ( and want ) Mom's loving care! :)

Amy at love made my home said...

Talking yarn, soft sheep having babies, you are as mad as me!!! I love your crazy stories Meredith, you are so much fun. I hope that the ickies are gone soon and that you can have some time to spend with your guests. Now, go give that poor sheep a hug, she is probably very confused poor thing! xx

Emma Pearce said...

That is so cute :)

Dee said...

Every mama knows --- when it is time the children must go. ;-)

Fluffy Baa-baa looked like she would be a very good mama though.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Meredith. I sure did enjoy your posting. You made me giggle. I reckon you should write a children books. Now were will all those wee babies find homes???? I can see Max is exhausted from all the activity. LOL Hugs Judy

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh My! :)

Max looks so tired...I think he needs a vacation.

Hope your son gets to feeling better very soon.

Hugs

Jo said...

Still giggling over here! Jo x

RedSetter said...

What a gorgeous post and very inspired. I can see the lambs belong to Fluffy as there is definitely a familial relationship!

I'm sorry life has been so busy and hope the teenager recovers quickly.

I do hope the lambs are going to the homes of people who blog or will send you updates as it would be so good to hear how they are doing.

Gracie Saylor said...

Goodness gracious!!!! I had no idea!!!! Truly!!!! But I am certain that you have acted on behalf of the lambs' best interests by finding them loving homes. Thank you for being such a responsible, loving, shepherdess, Meredith. I hope your son and Max recover rapidly. Have you healed from the Shingles? I am cheering you and yours on to rest and good health xx

Clare said...

Aww cute, hope everyones feeling better soon
Clare x

kathy b said...

I have a feeling your little friend who you baby sit for as a respite for his folks is going to be getting a little lamb.
YOu are too cute! love to Max… he really reminds my husband and I of our Huck

linda said...

Oh my! now you have given me a bit of a turn Meredith, I'm looking at Florence with new eyes I can see no signs but then you didn't either, perhaps I will become a grandma after all! and to think Fluffy delivered them all by herself. Such cute baby lambs who ever receives them will love them. My son is home for this week and is just starting with a sore throat too! Hope your son recovers soon. :)

Joy said...

Lovely Meredith, you are so entertaining and sweet! I fell in LOVE with those little babies when my eyes espied that first gorgeous pic! Poor Fluffy, going through that whole process and unable to really talk to anyone about it - and now she has agreed it's the wisest thing to allow her babies to go to good homes - what a wonderful mother she is! I know they have been troublesome Meredith, but you are going to miss them as well you know! Oh right, then Max would have too much work to do - no they must go - you must think of what's best for beautiful Max, his life is too busy already!
I do hope your son is soon fully recovered and that you are all better too - and I also think you should be writing children's books for you have a great gift for it my friend!
Love and hugs, Joy xo

kathyinozarks said...

I just love reading your posts-so much fun with the little lambs-and Max does look exhausted.
Hope you and your son will be feeling better real soon-hugs

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Sneaky sheep...and she didn't breathe a word.

Jen

Teresa Kasner said...

Your story reminds me of an Arabian horse we bought for our daughter.. it's name was "Serendipity" - because when she was born it was a complete surprise of the owners of the mare. I think I know where you're sending the lambs.. :-) You're the best best ever. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mrs. Micawber said...

The babies are (almost) cuter than their mom! Sneaky Fluffy - you'll have to keep your eye on her. ;)

Hope the sick teenager gets better soon.

Lynne said...

Hahaha you crack me up! Those little lambs are adorable. If you have a problem falling asleep, just line them up and start counting.

Taciana Simmons said...

You are such a great story teller... You should write a book my friend. I'm so glad the little lambs will now have homes and Max will get much needed rest ... He looks exhausted, but happy. Hope your son gets better soon. We had a very hard winter with getting sick over here. Hope you all stay heathy !

Kris said...

yippee! Poor son. Hope he is better soon!
Hugs,
Kris

gilly said...

Meredith, you absolutely need to write a book - or a diary of Life with Fluffy Baa Baa! Your post gave me a good giggle, and as for that last pic of poor Max... he is just adorable :-)
Hope your teen is better soon and peace & calm is restored to your home.
Hugs xx

Pradeepa said...

You know what? When I opened your site the texts appeared first and it took a longer time for the images to appear. I read the texts first and thought you were talking about a real sheep and her babies. I was expecting to see photos of cute little lambs when the image of 4 lambs relaxing opened first. I had a hearty laugh.

CJ said...

Congratulations Fluffy! imagine having four all at once! So glad there are happy homes for them all to go to. Beautiful photo of Max.

EMMA said...

Congratulations Fluffy, fine looking bunch. Poor Max he looks exhausted (barking at the pool - how strange!!)
My boy Ringo would love all those lambs - I think he's a bit peeved that he's a sheepdog and he's only got silly little chickens to herd!!
Sweet necklace Fluffy is wearing!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh Meredith, boy have you had your hands FULL! How do you do it!? Fluffy sure did have some adorable babies! Hope you are getting over your shingles and your son's bug. I think you will need some R&R after all of these (4) surprises.
Sending lots of hugs and healing wishes, xoRobin

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! LOVE the little lambs... I know that wherever they went, they will be loved! Hope things quiet down for you soon! I wanna be with Max... a little nap. blessings ~ tanna

Sandy said...

How adorable! You are a wonderful story teller. I could not give up those cute babies. Max is so sweet. We have up our trip to WDW this month and I miss it much.

Cari said...

Oh Meredith…you are so sweet. Love the baby lambs…how darling. Hugs to you and Max !!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The lambs are very sweet. I'm glad Max drew the line at herding them, poor beast.

-Karen

cockney blonde said...

So funny, love your tale. Poor Max does look thoroughly worn out, bless, x

Hannapat said...

Heehee, such a funny story and such gorgeous little lambs!! I am sorry to hear that you're son has been poorly and I really hope that this improves soon. I also hope that the guests departing bring a little calm and peace back into your lives. It is always good to get ones space back. Sending much love xoxo

Penny said...

What a fabulous tale with a happy ending Meredith, naughty Fluffy she was being rather sneaky ;o) xxx

Petunia Pill said...

Ohhhhhh, Max! Take another nap, dude! Love all the little lambs, Mer. Hey! Queue music...Mer, she had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mer, she had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow! Sing along time! You're the star!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I'm surprised that Max hasn't made one of the little lambs his own personal buddy!! That would be too difficult for Augie to have so many play stuffed toys around without taking possession of at least one!!

Gillian said...

Congratulations to the proud mother. Meredith you are so funny! x

Jennifer said...

Fluffy! What a shock! :) I hope life settles down and that your son is feeling better soon.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Seriously? Could you be any more adorable? Love to you...

Ryan McGhee said...

Hope your son feels better soon. And I want to thank you for the lovely story. It so warmed my heart and put a smile on my face. I have been at the hospital all week with my 87 year old mother who just shattered her shoulder and knee and had to have risky surgery. But when I read your precious story and saw the babies...what a smile it brought....thank you so.....you always bring smiles!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

How odd that you didn't notice her knitting booties!

forgetmenots blue said...

What a lovely story with a happy ending too x

Linda Powell said...

Fluffy;s little lambs are adorable and I'm sure they will love their new homes. great story Meredith x

Crafty in the Med said...

Well there Fluffy this is a surprise!!! All those little Fluffs .....you have kept it quiet!!! What adorable offspring ....full of fluffiness like their Mama!! Some lucky people out there are going to fall in love with these little Fluffs.

I so feel for Max ....it is rather a lot to ask of him!

keep well

Amanda xx

Toni said...

Ha! Ha! I love them!!!!!!!!! Who knew?

Handmade and off-centered said...

hahaha you are just too funny! Love how you write :)

Thats a great angle on Max, good picture.

-Birgitta

Susanne said...

You would have been in a much bigger pickle had you collected rabbits, lol, cute.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Sue Pinner said...

Cute flock lol hugs x