28 December 2011

Peep

Christians believe that Christmastime is a time to celebrate the birth of The Lamb of God but in my devil worshipping home, we celebrated the arrival of The Lamb of  Pudding. There she is above. Her name is Peep - a healthy Merino - born to our darling Beau on Christmas Day. When Beau arrived in October we had no idea that she was already pregnant. In celebration of the new birth, we wrapped tinsel around their sheepish necks as Peep surveyed her new home watched by our wee shepherd - a miniature Santa who illuminates at night. However, I must be honest, unlike the living Beau and Peep, Santa is just a plastic replica with a sixty watt light bulb up his rear end.

Ah-ha, as I type these words I can hear intertwining sounds from the night garden. The deeper "baa-ing" of Beau and the plaintive "mai-ing" of young Peep. Looking out, I see Santa glowing - his light twinkling upon those tinsel collars. Well, I might as well be hanged for a lamb as a sheep!

7 comments:

  1. How jolly! Happy Celebration of the Changing of the Axial Tilt. A few weeks ago, I had faux Yorkshire Pudding in your (real) honor. Someday, I hope to partake of the real dish while sitting across from Mr. YP. The sipping a pint of a recommended ale or lager would be a bonus.

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  2. Well that's Easter Sunday dinner taken care of.

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  4. Anyone would glow with a sixty-watt light bulb up his rear end. I do not know this from personal experience; it is intuitively obvious, as my friend and co-worker Ellen Green used to say.

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  5. SAINT FARIDA Nice to hear from you again. Please call in when/if you visit Yorkshire and we will make you a Yorkshire pudding before visiting a couple of pubs where you will have to talk in a Yorkshire accent... so get practising lady!
    SHOOTING PIERROTS Don't even think about sheep rustling in our garden!
    RHYMES WITH BULBOUS ...Yes but can you PROVE that you have never been illuminated from the inside like our little Santa? After all, your blogposts are often enlightening!

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  6. Pudding, I have often been illuminated from the inside, but never as a result of, well, you know.

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  7. I see 'Peep' has cruelly been docked already, at less than 4 days old. I guess you had to use an angle grinder.

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