Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Shearing of the Sheep

Hi Ya Blogland Friends,

Tonight we are goin to talk about shearing sheep. Ya know what that is?
Sheep shearing, typically just called shearing, is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is removed. The person who removes the sheep's wool is called a shearer. Typically shearing occurs once per year per sheep. The annual shearing most often occurs in a shearing shed, a facility especially designed to process often hundreds and sometimes over 3,000 sheep per day. And that's a lot of work my friends.

Wow, do ya see all the wool on that sheep? Now look below an see a different kinda sheep....a wire fox terrier sheep....Now that's Fred, my father, and as ya can see he needs a haircut. Why, ya can't even see his eyes, now, can ya?

And this, my friends, is my brother, George, who lives with our Dad, Fred and my big bruver, Scott and his wife Heather. George also needs a haircut. The warm weather seems to have arrived around here and ya can't be walkin' around with all that hair. So Gram and Pap, the grooming table and tools went over to big bruver Scott's house to see what they could do with Fred and George.

It took an entire afternoon but after the floor was filled with hair and Fred and George were sick of bein' on that grooming table, the finished product was unveiled. Now this was a quickie job, so it is not Grooming Salon worthy, but ya can see the improvement. First Fred.......

Then George. Now George in particular looks like he lost 10 pounds but then he isn't as stocky as I am anyway. He takes after my Mom...kinda delicate except when there is vermin involved or a mud puddle. But I digress.......

Oh Yeah, now at the same house lives the little hooman baby person, Parker....ya know the one that smells funny, makes funny noises and cries a lot...... Well there he is bein' carried around papoose style and would ya look at the funny bone he's a chewin' on!!!!! Why, what is he thinkin'? I bet it doesn't even taste good cause it looks like it is plastic or sumpin' Ya wanna chew on sumpin', chew on a good hard bone....Hrumph, we have a lot to teach this little hooman baby person. I hope Fred and George are up to the task. Well, after all that work, this family is pretty tired and so we bid ya a good night and hope ya all have a wonderful weekend.......

Dewey Dewster reportin'.........let's get this to press........


Gus said...

OMD,,,what an improvement. Can we copy those "after" pictures to take to the groomer next time so I don't end up doing Bichon impersonations? The small hooman looks kinda cute, and I understand that they tend to drop lots of food!


Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Dewey,
Well got to say, George and Fred look pretty good after their wire-cuts....what a difrerence. Bet they feel better too.
Parker is a cutie.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Eric said...

Dewey, what a pawsome job your on George n Fred, they look proper square dogs again! My strip time is due soon too, must be spring.

Baby Parker is kind of cute don't you think? And his fur is coming on nicely on his head.

Wiry wags, Eric (x for Asta Marie)

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


Your Dad and bruver look absolutely handsome with their new dews.

The other day some women where here to visit Mom and they said I looked like a sheep. I'm due for a plucking at the end of June.

Thank you for the nice comments about me in my Mets cap. And yes I would go for a walkie with you.

Bark soon...


Sparky said...

Man, Fred and George look pretty handsome now! What a difference!


Turbo the Sibe said...

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to any of the Pittsburgh venues you mentioned. But I am pretty sure you'll be at my victory party tomorrow night!

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear that is coming up for us too we are afraid!! That little baby is so cute!! That looks like a nice tiy he has! Love A+A

Asta said...

Youw dadFwed and Bwuvvew,Geowge look fantastic...I wish youw Mom would teach my Mom how to do that..I look vewy sheepish lately...I hope when Pawkew's haiw comes in he'll sit patiently on the gwooming table too..he;s cute except fow not having wiwy haiw
smoochie kisses

Jackson said...

They look pawsome! I hope they're better behaved than I am on the grooming table! Hehehe! J x

Koobuss said...

You have such a good looking family. Fred, George, Dewey, and Toby are all very handsome. And Asta Marie is beautiful!

Even Parker, the little human pup, is adorable!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

(pee ess Don't look at my picture. it is embarrassing.)

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


I'm sure shearing your family is much more difficult than shearing a sheep! At least sheep stay still! As far as I've been told, us four legged humans aren't up for a good hair cut, and we like to make it as difficult as possible. I guess that's why my human is holding off on my hair cut eeer shearing. I wanna see George in the mud! Mud is the best!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley