Sheep Rules the Roost, er Home

Can You Get Up and Change the Channel?Who said sheep are just followers, never making their own way in this big, bold world.  Check out this story about Nick Boing, the sheep that rules his owner’s home.

The animal, named Nick Boing, has a purpose-built bungalow in the back garden, but prefers to spend his evenings watching television in the family home.

Favorite show? Baa Baa Black Sheep of course.

Nick, who was rescued by David Palmer as a newborn lamb three years ago, has become a hit with the neighbours and even accompanies him on trips in the car.

The 53-year-old, from Rhiwbina, Cardiff, said Nick even slept in his bed before he grew too big. He found the lamb alone in the grass on a trip to a nature reserve with his partner Caroline and 13-year-old son Nathan.

The family tried to leave the lamb with farmers but it refused to go near other sheep and ended up going home with them.

Nick, in an exclusive interview with me, gave a couple of reasons why he was hesitant to follow the sheep crowd.  1) they smelled very bad and 2) they were being led to slaughter. He indicated he could have lived with 1) but not 2).

It was’t long before Nick was having his own way around the Palmer household.

Despite having his own bungalow in the back garden, complete with carpet and windows, the sheep still likes to spend time in the living room.

“He’s more intelligent than your average sheep that’s stuck in a field. He’s in the house and in the car and meeting people over the park and around the village.

I’d say he’s intelligent.  While most sheep are only concerned about getting a good shave and being put on a nice kabob, he’s living like me- the king of his castle.

Mr Palmer, who takes Nick for walks up and down the street, added: “It probably smells in here, but I’m used to it.”



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