They showed no signs of being intimidated at all, even when Ruby decided to pick a fight. with one of them, she just put her head down and took the butt as if nothing had happened.... poor Ruby looked most put out!
Another has taken a liking to Lucy and Willow, and spends much of her time with them, rather than the other Poll Dorsets. I wonder what it is they've said or done to make such a friendship so quickly.
The others are getting used to their new flock, with many of our pets, who come rushing towards us when we arrive at the field. One even got so close that i could touch her nose on the second day, and they all take a good look when Mitsie comes trotting up for a massage. I'm not quite sure what they make of Dudley and Vincent laying down on the ground with Nigel snuggling up between them!!!!!...
We brought Peewee back from the field at the top of north Walden as the flies seemed to be attracted to her and were nibbling her ear around the tag until it became soar, making her frustrated beyond belief, so we collected her, and took her back to the barn......removed the tag, gave her a good spray with fly repellent, a jab of antibiotic and soothed her poor ear with maggot oil. Its all healed up now just 48 hour later......... the Dorset's pay little attention to her actually, as she's such a juvenile, and lets face it, I'm not altogether she really knows shes a sheep at all!!