Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pepper the Sheep & Lambtown USA

Pepper the Sheep stays!

Dixon, California, politicos have ok'd Pepper the sheep/lamb living out her life with her adoptive family - in their back yard. Click on this link to Pepper's web site, and/or click on this link to read the article on Yahoo! news.

This is especially good news because Pepper is a 'senior' sheep. Pepper, who was born in a truck on the way to the slaughterhouse, was adopted at the tender age of one (1) day. She is now 6, and the average lifespan of a sheep is 8 years. It's good to know that she'll get to live out her days in the only home she has ever known.

Dixon, it turns out, is a big sheep town. Actually, the city calls itself "Lambtown U.S.A." They hold an annual event with a cook-off, and lamb cooking demonstrations, a national spinning contest, and a wool and mohair show, as well as a "sheep-to-shawl" competition. Click on the Lambtown link above to go to the web site and learn more about the event, and to learn more about sheep.

To have banished Pepper would have been - at the very least - very poor public relations for Lambtown.

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