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The New Arrivals – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a group of mother sheep about to give birth, with one newly arrived lamb visible.

‘Any idea why we’ve been sectioned off like this Gladys?’
‘No Flo. Mind you, we seem to have put on a bit of weight, so maybe that’s got something to do with it.’
‘Piffle ladies. Farmer Johns has been deliberately fattening us up. More pounds per pound I heard. It’ll all end in tears I tell you!’
‘Oh shut up Edna!’  The others said in ewenison. ‘You are such a depressive!’
‘Maybe it’s wind?’ Ethel murmured quietly. ‘I saw a film once where the sheep all blew up like balloons and had to be popped to let the air out’.
‘I don’t think so Ethel’, Gladys replied. ‘We’re not in any discomfort are we? I mean the straw is lovely and thick, we’re warm, have fresh water and for once those blessed dogs are nowhere in sight! I get so fed up being herded in and out of that pen just so that they can get petted. Judy nipped my ankle when I tried to rebel. The little minx crept up behind me while Jasper kept my attention.’
They all laughed and suddenly Gertie let out a bewildered cry.
All eyes turned on her and the little bundle that has literally fallen out in mid giggle.
‘Well!’ she said. ‘Whadayaknow? Oh my, here comes another. Look out ladies! Guess we know why we’re here now!’
‘Trust you to be first!’ Edna said miserably. ‘Bet I get the vet with the cold hands.’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to #WRITEPHOTO – NEWBORNS

  1. Sadje says:

    Aww, great writing Di

  2. I love that word ewenison which you invented Di.

  3. Great story. The sheep need a vet with warm hands I suppose.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Love this Di 💜

  5. murisopsis says:

    Haha! A wonderful little story!!

  6. This is just fantastic and funny! Great Job..

  7. KL Caley says:

    Haha brilliant entry. I can just imagine this chatter. Which one get’s the handsome vet? I lived for a long time in Thirsk (home of James Herriot) and regularly think the animals have far more to say than we’ll ever know.
    Thank you for joining in the https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/04/08/writephoto-newborns/ challenge. KL ❤

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