Okay, 2 posts in one day...I gotta get a life.
This morning the phone rang at 5:50 a.m. Scares me when that happens. It's a Seattle police officer (I don't live in Seattle but my daughter lives near there and my brother and family do also) prefacing the phone call with "this is not an April Fool's joke." So my heart starts beating hard....and I'm preparing myself for some awful news...like accident, death in the family, oh my gosh....just say it!
He asks if I'm Jami and I answer yes. Asks if I'm part of the Washington State Sheep Producers. I answer yes. My heart stops pounding when I hear the word sheep....at least I knew my daughter and brother and family were safe! They have nothing to do with sheep!
So...here's the deal. The police found 2 sheep wandering in downtown Seattle or Shoreline, not sure which. They had to catch them and had them in "custody" and they wanted to know how they go about finding out who they belong to! The officer thought it might have been an April Fool's prank and I have to admit I did find it a bit comical but remember I have had a real lack of sleep lately so I'm kind of slap-happy and the relief of knowing this was not a truly serious event like a death in the family made my heart a bit giddy. I explained to the officer that the sheep should have ear tags with flock of origin scrapie tags that the state vet office could trace in their database to locate the owner...hopefully.
Anyhow...then get an email from another person in our sheep organization and they police had called her as well! I have to wonder why they didn't take the sheep to the animal shelter and let them handle it? I don't know but it was a conversation piece. The officer told me he wouldn't be surprised if the whole capture would be on U-tube soon. I'll have to check for that.
There ya go...2 posts in one day, a rare occurrence, kind of like sheep wandering in downtown Seattle!