All good shepherds have a very good sheepdog to keep track of us. We like to linger longer in some areas so the dogs make us move to new pastures. Sometimes we wander off, and the dogs find us. Sometimes a baby gets left behind, and the dog will guide the shepherd to the lost lamb. The dog is kinda like a friend. We like friends.
We sheep like to think of ourselves as famous. People are always taking photographs of us. We like to pose. The skiiers arrive wearing clothing that appears as woolly as we are. They like to pose, too.
I like the first snow in the valley pastures. There are still grasses left to eat and the ground is still warm from autumn sun. But my very favorite pastures are the bright green ones found in spring and summer. A green pasture means lots of food! And, the ground smells so fresh and clean. I really like it when the sheperds have us lounge about in green pastures!
Baby sheep are called lambs. They are soooo cute. And, like human babies, they need alot of attention. Shepherds often carry them in sheep bags that look just like your mom’s shoulder bags! Really! Some lambs need baby bottle feedings, too. Baaaahh……
The mornings in Sun Valley can be so pretty. The sun rises over the mountains on one side of the valley. When that happens, the tops of the mountains on the other side of the valley get brighter, too. Soon, the sun warms the entire valley. We like baaasking in the sun.
I was born in California, but I was put in a truck and moved to live near Sun Valley, Idaho. Tourists and famous people like to visit this small town. When the rocky hillsides are covered with lots of snow, people come here to ski. I like snow, it makes the rocks softer!
I was named after the rocky pastures where I am often left to graze during the summers. My name, Fells, is a very old word. But some people still use it to describe land that is dotted with rocks. I think I am much too old to lay down and sleep on rocks. Rocks hurt.