This little guy was our very first lamb born to our flock. He was special. From just one day old he preferred to be held by my husband almost more than eating! If my husband didn't pick him up and hold him, he would paw his shin until he got some attention. My husband is a softie anyway, and this was his first excursion into the wonderful world of "farm" and he was absolutely charmed by this little guy! He picked out the name, Comet, because of the small white spot on top of his head that had a wisp of tiny white hairs trailing away from the spot, indeed, looking much like a comet against the black night sky.
Comet would run to Franklin every time he saw or even heard his voice. Standing with his tiny hooves on my husbands foot, Comet would butt his little head up against my husband's leg until Franklin would pick him up. If that didn't work, Comet would impatiently paw at Franklin's leg, just begging to be picked up and cuddled! Franklin always obliged.
Comet was killed by a neighbors dog just 3 weeks after he was born. I was very glad to have, at least, gotten pictures of this little guy, although it makes me more than a little sad to see them. While each lamb born into our flock has their own personality and we name each one . . . there has not been another as immediately friendly, personable, loveable and gentle as was Comet.
We moved from this place to our Found Penny Farm about 6 months later, taking our small flock with us.
That neighbor denied that his dog, with blood still on his paws and muzzle, was responsible for killing our lamb. I'm guessing it was a good thing we moved . . . I was preparing for the next time his dog came onto our property, so that I could deny responsibility for his dead dog while I stood there with the smoking shotgun. Yup, good thing we moved.
Living out in the country does not relieve any animal owner of being a responsible owner. If your animal is on YOUR property, it is a PET . . . off your property, it is a STRAY . . . if it is on MY property, it is a PREDATOR.
I shoot predators.