Parnsnip is a sweet, shy sheep who has foot problems. Her family adopted her and kept her at a local farm as a companion. She has been shown at the Maryland state fair and has won prizes for her beautiful, soft fleece. However, the farm where she lived was very muddy and there wasn't proper dry ground or shelter for her, so she developed foot scald (a painful condition!). The family decided it would be better to send her someplace where she would get a lot of individualized care. Her hooves are currently still quite soft, but we are treating her with both sheep scald medicine and thrush medicine and little by little her limping is going away.
Parnship adored Jasmine, who unfortunately passed away last year. Jasmine was the first sheep to whom I introduced Parsnip, and they did the most remarkable routine of licking each other's faces, rubbing their faces against each others' bodies, and head butting one another. After 10 minutes of this, they decided they were best of friends and to this day they are no more than 10 feet apart from each other at any given time. She has now adopted Miss Bea, our newest addition to the sheep clan, and the two of them do the "wild sheep" routine whenever it's time for worming or hoof trimming and generally conspire in other areas when it serves their purpose.