Spenser is a HUGE and very outgoing horned sheep. And yet when he came as a tiny baby to be a companion to WC, he was so shy that unless I was feeding him, he would run away. At that time the elderly ewe Princess was living here and he loved her terribly. He would also hide behind her if anything alarmed him. The day Princess died, she could not get up -- he went behind her and lay down, propping up her body so that she did not fall back down on the ground.
After Princess' death Spenser's character changed. He became more outgoing, and challenged Newman regularly. The sound of their horns clashing was so loud it sounded like plates breaking. When Spenser began exhibiting ram-like behavior (mounting the females, acting aggressively towards people, sometimes ramming them very hard in the legs and back) we took him to the vet - and sure enough, found that he had a small testicle still up in his groin. Everyone feels much better since that has been removed.
Spenser is named after Robert Parker's detective. His nicknames are "Mystery Man" (of all the sheep, he is the most difficult to understand) and "Mr. Studly". He is extremely affectionate and loves having his head scratched, but has gradually migrated towards the company of Parsnip and Jasmine (the "wild girls") and so has become shyer over time.