Strange sheep situation. Real sheep.

Page 1 of 2 [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

OliveOilMom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,447
Location: About 50 miles past the middle of nowhere

06 Dec 2011, 7:00 pm

OK, my neighbors across the road have sheep, among other animals of that type. It was very interesting when I first moved here, but I'm used to seeing in their huge field, different types of animals. Cows sometimes. Donkeys sometimes. Ponys sometimes. Sheep sometimes. Goats sometimes. Sometimes they get loose and people who live around here will catch them and bring them back to their owners. They are docile. It's fun.

But I digress.

It was just no longer interesting to look at them when I drove by. Nor when I walked by. I don't even bother to pet the ones with their heads sticking over or through the fence anymore. I've lost interest.

Until.............

I looked over there today and there were the sheep. Most of them were standing around doing sheep things. Like standing around. Over in the back of the field, by where they grow the Christmas trees, there was a hoop. It was several feet off the ground with a box or something leading up to it. There were two or three sheep down there randomly jumping through this hoop.

I had no idea that could happen. It seemed to be of their own volition because nobody else was around. Other sheep were away from them, standing. I have no idea why this was going on. I stopped and leaned over the fence and looked. I yelled at the sheep. I yelled "Hey! Sheep! SHEEP!" and I don't know why I did that because I don't know what I expected, but in a situation like that, I wing it. They didn't do anything except one group kept standing there while the other group jumped. They weren't going in a kind of order or line or anything. They were just taking turns or something it seemed.

I had to give this a lot of thought. Now, either this is some kind of sheep farming method I am not familiar with, and that is probably the case because I am not familiar with any kind of any farming methods at all. If it is not a regular sheep farming method, then these are the only things I can figure out.

1. They are training circus animals
2. These are those insomnia sheep that they are training for people to buy who can't sleep so they can count them.
3. The sheep are making some kind of statement on society where one group stands around, like, well, sheep, and the other sheep jump through hoops.

WTH were these sheep doing????
Will I see them eventually jumping through flaming hoops?
Will there ever be trampolines involved in this?
Why have the pony's there never done it?
Should I have the company that made the energy drink I had had earlier analyze their products in case I was dosed?
Should I just go check myself in somewhere at a psych hospital?

Frances



Ganondox
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Oct 2011
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,735
Location: USA

06 Dec 2011, 7:24 pm

Has this happened multiple times?


_________________
Cinnamon and sugary
Softly Spoken lies
You never know just how you look
Through other people's eyes

Autism FAQs http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt186115.html


OliveOilMom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,447
Location: About 50 miles past the middle of nowhere

06 Dec 2011, 7:33 pm

This was the first time I ever saw them jumping through a hoop!

I've seen lots of other animals out there. Those people raise them.

Frances



Ganondox
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Oct 2011
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,735
Location: USA

06 Dec 2011, 7:35 pm

Well see if you can get a video pics next time, if there is one.


_________________
Cinnamon and sugary
Softly Spoken lies
You never know just how you look
Through other people's eyes

Autism FAQs http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt186115.html


Dae
Toucan
Toucan

User avatar

Joined: 29 May 2011
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Posts: 265
Location: California...God Help Me

06 Dec 2011, 9:07 pm

OliveOilMom: You MUST investigate!


_________________
It's your Dae today


OliveOilMom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,447
Location: About 50 miles past the middle of nowhere

06 Dec 2011, 9:17 pm

Turns out I'm not the only one who saw it! My daughters friend pointed it out to her when she was bringing her hoe from school.

WTH is going on over there??????

Frances



Dae
Toucan
Toucan

User avatar

Joined: 29 May 2011
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Posts: 265
Location: California...God Help Me

06 Dec 2011, 9:20 pm

OliveOilMom: Go over there and see! I can't hardly stand it...find out and report back! :)


_________________
It's your Dae today


CockneyRebel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 103,298
Location: Canada in person, Germany in spirit

06 Dec 2011, 9:30 pm

Maybe they're training for the 2012 Olympics. :P


_________________
The Plump, Little Schlager

Kanye West 2024

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26&start=645


OliveOilMom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,447
Location: About 50 miles past the middle of nowhere

06 Dec 2011, 9:38 pm

I really want to know too now. I told my family about this, my daughter told my family about this. We want to KNOW!

I'm seriously thinking about maybe making a pot of chili and taking it over to the people's house tomorrow and saying "I brought you some chili. It's great! It's homemade with everything in it all fresh ingredients. It's a bribe to tell me why those sheep were jumping through the hoop!"

Frances



Apple_in_my_Eye
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 May 2008
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,420
Location: in my brain

06 Dec 2011, 10:19 pm

Wow, what an mystery, indeed! Hope you post the answer if you find out what's going on with that. My only guess is that maybe they're retired circus sheep. Or that they're actually aliens who just look like sheep and their inter-dimensional-hyperspace portal is broken.



shrox
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Aug 2011
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,295
Location: OK let's go.

06 Dec 2011, 10:41 pm

Many animals play, you can even buy toys to facilitate it.

Here's some for horses

http://inventorspot.com/articles/horses ... lay_c_6563



Titangeek
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 22 Aug 2010
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,696
Location: somewhere in the vicinity of betelgeuse

06 Dec 2011, 10:42 pm

Well, that's... Different :?

I googled it and found nothing of use.


_________________
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
- Bruce Lee


TallyMan
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 30 Mar 2008
Gender: Male
Posts: 40,061

07 Dec 2011, 4:33 am

The sheep were probably French people in their last life, and having lived a life drowning in red tape and bureaucracy they are drawn to jumping through hoops.


_________________
I've left WP indefinitely.


GreyGirl
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Oct 2011
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,419
Location: In the world of pure imagination

07 Dec 2011, 1:27 pm

I am joining the "PLEASE video and post the sheep" group.

As for the horse toys, my thoroughbred loved his jolly ball toy, and I taught a paint horse to play soccer with me.

**MUST SEE HOOP JUMPING SHEEP** :lol:



nat4200
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 704
Location: BANNED

07 Dec 2011, 1:55 pm

Redacted



Last edited by nat4200 on 19 Apr 2012, 5:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

OliveOilMom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,447
Location: About 50 miles past the middle of nowhere

07 Dec 2011, 2:30 pm

My daughter said this morning there were goats involved too. I told her get a video. She said "Oh, we have to!"

Frances



cron