Maybe I should have realised it was some kind of warning…
This is what appeared in my garden today, quite unexpectedly:
Actually, there’s a small flock of them out there at the moment – five sheep and four lambs. From the size of them, a couple of the sheep are still waiting to give birth, but I hope they wait till they get home. (I imagine the neighbour will come for them soon.)
Even the oldest lamb is only a week or so old – still at that stage when they don’t know which leg to move next so they move all four at the same time. The lambs are fascinated by the cats. And the cats are fascinated by the lambs – these are bigger prey than they are used to, but I get the impression that they realise there’s meat on them there bones. Fortunately, the cats may live as an extended family, but they don’t go in for coordinated hunting.
As you may guess, I haven’t got much work done this afternoon.