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oh, bleu!

August 11, 2007

i haven’t used this blog as a bragging forum yet, so now is as good time as any. today, i’m going to brag about how great my job is, and how even greater my lunch breaks are.

meet bleu.


bleu was rejected by his mother at birth, and then again rejected by his “owner”. his owner was going to sell him for lord knows what, but a kind soul stepped in and called farm sanctuary.

bleu arrived at our shelter the weekend after i first started, so i’ve been able to watch him grow up right from the get-go.

we introduced him to persia…


and they’ve been friends ever since. persia was also rejected by her mother and her owner, so watching bleu bond with her was something i will never forget.

they are still friends to this day…


bleu is one of my favorite animals to spend my lunch with, because he is always so excited to see me. i give him massages that double as back-scratches, and he loves it so much that he’ll come from all the way out in the pasture to meet me in the barn for one of my now famous massages.

lately, one of the more tame santa cruz sheep (the rest of the SC herd is pretty feral) has been following bleu to the barn to take part in these massages/back-scratches, and it’s gotten to the point that if i stop petting this sheep, whoever he is,  he starts pushing his head against my arm or touching me with his front foot. it’s sort of like a “tap tap tap” on my leg until i start scratching him again.

i just wanted to share this here because it’s one of my favorite things in the whole wide world, and i get to experience it any time i head up to the barnyard.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2007 11:37 am

    Bleu is so gorgeous. Take a look at this little fella being trained by his owner. nats

  2. August 11, 2007 2:55 pm

    he’s so adorable! speaking of the tame santa cruz sheep, how is zoe doing?

  3. Jocelyn permalink
    August 13, 2007 11:02 pm

    I love Bleu and Persia – they are SO sweet!

  4. August 13, 2007 11:20 pm

    you are right, jocelyn. they are both very sweet. sometimes i can convince persia to give in to my magical fingers and she loves every minute of it.

  5. August 13, 2007 11:21 pm

    zoe …. is doing great! sometimes she gets in on the free massages too. she is really sweet. i just love how petite and gentle she is. i’ll tell her you said hello!

  6. Billy permalink
    August 14, 2007 8:45 pm

    sweet, good news from the farm! bleu looks like a full blown adult. is persia going for the punk rocker look?

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