Friday, 18 May 2018

Outwîtted ...updated

Irene , now in the livery stables fields! 

Right on our side we had the collective force of Sue " the sheep", livestock experts Eirlys and hubby John, village elder Islwyn and his brother, blogger sue and her lovely hubby, me, sailor John and Irene's favourite neighbour Mandy who was waving several slices of delicious bread!
On the other side was Irene......

Having leapt the field fences she is now running with the ponies down the road!

Till next time dearheart

Postscript

Nuala my best friend will meet me at Cork Airport tomorrow
I think I am in need of my friends at the moment.
Little kindnesses have been the order recently, as...as you all know, I've not been quite myself as of late.
And little kindnesses have come thick and fast......and for these I have been so very grateful.
From the kind chat over the graveyard fence, a surprise lunch out,a workbased phonecall when busy, messages, messages, messages....an unexpected arm rub whilst on a walk, an on line reunion with a spunky old psychologist friend, sweet blog comments, a couple of hugs and bizarrely enough , a trip to a flower arrangement presentation with 70 old ladies!

I am very lucky , ...hey ho

37 comments:

  1. We tried, we will try again. Ethel says 'Baa ... humbug' ;-)

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  2. I hope irene enjoys her new home.

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  3. That Irene ... she needs a man to stay home with , to cook and clean for and have babies LOL

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  4. She probably isn't clear on why you are after her. Explain it to her, maybe with some pictures of her new digs.

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  5. One sheep outwitted the whole army of sheep herders....and she will be harder than ever to approach the next time.

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  6. We all hope here that Irene enjoys her new home. It looks like such a beautiful place to make home. Hope you settle in quickly. Thanks for the share.
    World of Animals

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    1. She hasn't got to her new home yet. She just escaped into e next field

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  7. Poor Irene, she is probably scared to death now. I think the next attempt will take both bread and a large amount of sheep psychology.

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  8. Sheep are not as daft as folk think they are. As only slightly confused above says - it will be harder still next time. It isn't only elephants who never forget. x

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  9. That Irene is such a feisty and clever character! Was she named after Irene Cara? Because now I'm picturing a victorious, sassy Irene dancing gleefully in her new pasture and singing:

    What A Feeling!

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  10. I hope she finds some friends there. It looks like a good pasture.

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  11. It looks beautiful -I would to be running around too if I was there-lucky girl x

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  12. Well, at least you all got some exercise today.

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  13. Baaaaahahahaha, Irene sure pulled the wool over your eyes!

    Alright I'll admit, I'm not any better, it took me three times of bumping my head to figure out a better way to catch a bunny, at least I got my runaway!

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  14. She's a force to be reckoned with. Good luck with attempt number 2.

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  15. Enjoy your weekend away. And hoping that next time is successful and that you don't have to wait for the third time charm.

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  16. Will she eat grain? Get the vet to give you a tranquilizer for her and feed it to her in her grain. If that doesn’t work, take the tranquilizer yourself and say to hell with her. If she loves the ponies she can.ive with them!

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    1. Good idea but sheep are dreadfully delicate creatures

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  17. Irene! Your freedom days are numbered!
    Happy to hear that friends are stepping up and lending a hand, John. Enjoy your weekend with such a friend.

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  18. Sending you all my best. I'm sorry you have been out of sorts and I do hope you are feeling better soon! Wish I could help but you do have lots of blog friends that care. Enjoy your trip!

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  19. We are very lucky to have you in our lives, take care. Irene will settle down sooner or later.

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  20. I noticed your hesitation each time Irene's capture was under discussion . . . and this is why! I never knew sheep could be so independent minded.

    I hope your visit with your pal helps restore your feelings to something closer to your usual optimism. Change is hard, no matter how much we tell ourselves otherwise. Or maybe it's just the end of things as they have been that's hard; maybe once the leaving is behind you it will get a bit easier. Or maybe I'm completely out to lunch on the whys and wherefores. I just want you to feel better.

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  21. Small kindnesses are like a balm and when they are unexpected and aplenty they can work wonders. But a trip with your best friend is a tonic for the soul in itself! You'll be coming back a changed man.

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  22. Do you know of anyone with a herding dog to help you corral poor Irene? Oh she is so smart! But now probably very frightened. I hope the next rehoming goes better. As for you, John, as I have said before--you are loved. Remember that!
    I hope life gets happier for you soon. [gee you're gonna miss the wedding!?]

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  23. Dear Irene, she is still missing her Mum I think.
    Hope you are OK sorry to hear your sad, wish I could give you a hug.

    Cheers, parsnip and iwinston xx

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  24. As you don't mention it I'm assuming that your thumb has de-tumesced.

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  25. I'm sure a good friend, plus plenty of Guinness, will do you the world of good. Have a great relaxing time. Cro x

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  26. As said, people presume sheep are daft creatures but they are wiley beyond belief. Ours know exactly where they are allowed to be, where they can get to.. and if they perchance get to the fruit trees as soon as they spy one of us they are quick to not be found trespassing. Being a sheep on her own Irenes' instincts would be well and truly in the 'escape' mode when something is afoot... good luck with that!!
    Enjoy your holiday - a chance to soothe the spirit with your dear friend ((:))

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  27. You must have great people around you if so many notice your mood. Terrific friend curating, right there!

    Enjoy your weekend ♥

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  28. There seems to be a lot on your plate right now John. Thinking of you.
    Greetings Maria xx

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  29. Hope that you have a great/peaceful weekend with your pal Nuala and recharge your batteries. Pleased to hear that the thumb is responding to treatment. XX

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  30. Enjoy your time with Nuala and Ireland. All the best John.

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  31. My philosophy...."This too shall pass!" , includes every negative event in life. (Some take longer than others)

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  32. I so hope your horrible days turn into Irish Gems. Hugs from the grey coast. We care.

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