design fault? (or, guess who lost the snowball fight) by jantan

design fault? (or, guess who lost the snowball fight)

Got a bit of a sheepy theme going on at the moment.

More snow today, tho fortunately the roads weren't too bad by the time we got out and about. There was however a snow plough in a ditch on the edge of the village which caused a bit of a stir. Now, I would have thought that of all the things you could be driving in the snow, a snow plough would have been the safest.

Sam was off school today with a chesty, throaty, slight temperaturey thing. He has missed so much school this year with his appendicitis and snow days which is a bit of a worry.

After Saturday's 3am bedtime I had been looking forward to an early night and a good night's kip last night but the dog had other ideas. She woke us all up three times between midnight and 1am. When we went down to investigate she was he was barking ferociously at a fox which was 5 feet away from her on the other side of the glass doors in the kitchen. It didn't seem remotely bothered about her presence, but as soon as we opened the door to let her out to chase it off, it was off like a shot. Off we went back to bed and fifteen minutes later the whole procedure was repeated, and again fifteen minutes later. I didn't get to sleep until after 2am in the end and then was up at 6.30. Knackered today.

I spotted this sheep just outside our village on the way back from collecting Angus from his bus stop. As soon as I dropped him off at home I got my camera and went back to take some pictures. It was getting a bit dark by then so the picture is a bit grainy. The poor sheep were having to burrow their way through the snow to get to the grass. Must admit I was feeling rather sorry for it until I saw this evening's TV programme about penguins - now, those guys know what bad weather really is.
aww, poor thing. Hope spring will come soon, also for the animals.
Great shot!
February 11th, 2013  
Poor sheep, but this does look slightly comical and indeed as if he has come off worst in the snowball fight!
February 11th, 2013  
Yes, not sure whether to congraulate you on such an amazing shot or feel sorry for this poor sheep.
February 11th, 2013  
Aw bless is it trying to get to the grass? Looking through the website but haven't pinpointed the breed yet. Fav anyway!
February 11th, 2013  
This is great. A very cute sheep! We have foxes too.. They wake us up in the garden at night sounding like a baby crying.
February 11th, 2013  
I'm loving your title! I hope this sheep can rid itself of its facial additions soon. Great find and pic!
February 11th, 2013  
don't know if you have them in the UK, but this looks like it should be part of a budweiser commercial..... brings to mind the "naked" sheep streaking a few years back. I love it, but poor sheep!
February 11th, 2013  
I know I shouldn't have sniggered.... :) We call those clag-nuts down here! Poor sheep.
February 11th, 2013  
I think he won the snowball fight.....is that a grin I can see?....
February 11th, 2013  
Haha, I shouldn't laugh but that is really funny! Look at it's poor little face!
February 11th, 2013  
Glad she has a heavy wool coat! She seems to be smiling beneath the snow!
February 11th, 2013  
love the photo
February 11th, 2013  
who threw the snow ball
February 11th, 2013  
Great shot. Very funny
February 11th, 2013  
What a great photo! This is one wooly sheep Good thing with all that snow.
February 11th, 2013  
Haha! Brilliant shot!
February 11th, 2013  
Oh poor thing.....so very funny though, worth going back for the camera . Stupid foxes
February 11th, 2013  
Fav for me too - he's fab! Monty's worst ever bark fest was for a Muntjac deer on the patio. And did he settle down once it had gone? Bummer on the illness - we had a couple of years like that - just incessant. Caught up eventually but frustrating.
February 11th, 2013  
That's awesome.
February 11th, 2013  
Ha ha - poor baby, great shot though.
February 11th, 2013  
A roly poly sheep, isn't he just a star & I love your title, Hope you have a better night & your dog is tired too!
February 11th, 2013  
I want to laugh but I know I shouldn't . . . Brilliant capture!
February 11th, 2013  
how adorable
this sheep is a good sport
February 11th, 2013  
They kinda hang like decorations. Great find and fun shot.
February 11th, 2013  
Great capture
February 11th, 2013  
Lol!!Couldn't help but laugh!! Great capture!!Fav!!
February 11th, 2013  
Haha - love this! fave
February 11th, 2013  
Aww. Too cute. FAV
February 12th, 2013  
Gosh this is too funny.
February 12th, 2013  
This is a great/funny shot. I also love your title!
February 12th, 2013  
poor baby needs a ski hat, scarf and goggles! great shot!
February 12th, 2013  
Love this wooly, snowy beast!
February 12th, 2013  
Too cute!!! Total fav
February 12th, 2013  
What a great capture!!
February 12th, 2013  
Ha ha! Cute!
February 12th, 2013  
Sad for the sheep, but so hilarious to me!!! FAV!
February 12th, 2013  
Poor thing - must fav
February 12th, 2013  
LOL poor sheepy... made me giggle though.
February 12th, 2013  
Hehe, poor sneep, but great photo!!!
February 12th, 2013  
FAV
February 12th, 2013  
LOL great shot!
February 12th, 2013  
Perfect moment well captured
February 12th, 2013  
Tim
Wonderful texture and tones. Lovely shot.
February 12th, 2013  
LOL ..tooo funny! :)
February 12th, 2013  
hilarious, and i guess this is why it made the popular page, too funny
February 12th, 2013  
Congrats on the PP. It's such an amazing shot.
February 13th, 2013  
Must get weighted down with those snowballs and ice.....good catch!
February 13th, 2013  
Looks like our dog after a day of sticky snow. Great shot.
February 13th, 2013  
No words. This is just simply wonderful!
February 13th, 2013  
Having a lovely chuckle of this pudgy sheep. I had the same thought. "Uh oh, someone lost the snowball fight". Fantastic!
February 13th, 2013  
It's impossible not to smile when you see this. Fav
February 13th, 2013  
too funny!
February 13th, 2013  
so funny, poor fella, faved
February 13th, 2013  
Oh this is such a fun shot! Congrats on making the popular page.
February 13th, 2013  
LOL, ag no shame man, so funny
February 13th, 2013  
lol, poor guy. Great shot tho!
February 14th, 2013  
Brilliant photo.
February 14th, 2013  
I laugh a lot when I saw the subtitle! Really funny picture!
February 14th, 2013  
soooo very cute!!!))))))))))))))))))
February 14th, 2013  
Love sheep's and love this pictures
February 14th, 2013  
lmao, how did i miss this! :-) fav
February 15th, 2013  
Congratulations on the top 10 :)
February 15th, 2013  
Funny... although not so much for that sheep!
February 15th, 2013  
Congrats on top 10!
February 15th, 2013  
congrats on making the top half of the top 20 list! this is really awesome... love that befuddled look your caught :)
February 16th, 2013  
Missed this one - another fave. What a great shot!
February 16th, 2013  
Great shot. Congrats on T20
February 17th, 2013  
Hahah, this shot is priceless. :D
February 18th, 2013  
Congrats on making the top 20
February 18th, 2013  
Nice sheep Jan. great capture.
February 18th, 2013  
love your sheep shots!!
February 21st, 2013  
Fabulous capture, but it has to be rather annoying for the sheep. Those snow balls are even impeding his line of sight. Poor critter will be very happy when the weather warms up enough to melt that facial snow drift.
March 1st, 2013  
I found this is someone's favorites. Very cute!
April 24th, 2013  
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