Jump to content
persephone

Bye, BRUCE the sheep :(

11 posts in this topic

Yesterday Bruce was sent to where big old good sheep go when their lives on earth finish .When they are finished bashing bushes, teaching sheepdog pups, checking rain gauges, yelling for two good meals a day , scaring visitors with their sheer bulk , and generally being good, quiet ,solid company . 
He was well into his teens , and had arthritis in his legs  :( With the colder weather he was noticeably uncomfortable , so a decision was made. 
Bruce came to us many years ago as a young adult from the family whose little daughter rescued him ..a scrawny Xbred dehydrated lamb . he grew...and greww- his Border Leicester blood giving him a HUGE frame and a head that could knock over small trees! 
being young and bored, he took to knocking over humans , eating roses, and chasing dogs ...so it was either a BBQ , or a home in the country! 
Upon arrival here, he needed an attitude adjustment , and once that was achieved, and he was given a goat to headbutt, he was never much of a problem, although he was always very assertive, could hear a food bag opening at 100 metres, and could smell weetbix through a brick wall!! 
he weighed just over 100kg we think ...and shearing was always a bit of a 'do' because of his size! 
He never ever learned that if he kept quiet , the pups wouldn't mob him , and he'd always run to me to be saved  as he got older and unable to look after himself. 
My garden can now grow uninterrupted , the pear tree can bear fruit on drooping branches , and I will miss his presence so very much  :cry: 

96711725_10157521235799007_3501570339735863296_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_oc=AQl0E1MqmDy2K6hQP-qh4B7Ef7CYVk7vXrLByQ-Xcat_yAhD-AVtB2ek8-3rAnDRUMvg0ebSyC2RKdbudgVfzP-o&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=2f6e84c3083a65678fc3f6f97fa2a78c&oe=5EDEE97D

 

  • Sad 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a wonderful life for a gorgeous big sheepie. :heart: 
Run free handsome Bruce :rainbowbridge:

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kazm   

Oh he does sound like a great sheepie  guy. Beautiful photos too. Sorry to hear such a decision had to be made.

R.I.P Bruce

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stellnme   

Bruce sure got lucky when he came to you.  Hope he has gone where there is lots of low hanging fruit, pups to chase and dreams to dream.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tdierikx   

As one who knows the love of a good sheep, I'm so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing @persephone...

 

He fell on all fours when he found your place to settle his bones... sounds like he lived every day of all those years well.

 

Vale brave and handsome Bruce... you will be sorely missed.

 

Love and hugs to you @persephone...

 

T.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Snook   

What a fabulous life for dear old Bruce. He certainly found home with you. I'm so sorry he's gone. :heart:

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Boronia   

What a marvelous sheep you were Bruce, what a legend to all who knew you.

have fun in your new place, butting random stuff and where the pear trees have droopy branches full of yummy pears for you to scoff

B xx

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:cry: I keep hearing rustles in the fallen leaves , glance out, and there's no "woolly mammoth" foraging amongst the green & gold ......just birds now ...

  • Sad 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So sorry to hear that Bruce is gone, the right choice but still so sad.  Our old boy Jack will probably not see another winter after this one, and I am already dreading the day.

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh Pers I am so very sorry that Bruce has journeyed on without you. I am certain that he is waiting for you in an orchid full of grass and fruiting trees, and that he is sharing it with dogs and goats who have passed through your life. And I imagine the odd pig or two. Until you both meet again, may your memories of him and his antics bring you laughter and joy. RIP Bruce.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×