Aphroheidi,

My cat who passed away was named Matty <3, i wrote about him here, top of the thread. And wow! a National squirrel day, im in awe! That wouldnt happen here...

I love your poem, it feels as if your soul can see and listen to the magnificence of the sheep/ewe!

I have known very closely two sheep (ewe) in a farm animal sanctuary in Ireland few years ago and I can tell you that their soul speaks loudly to ours but often we only perceive these creatures in certain ways that we are accustomed too. I had the fortune of witnessing in them immense love and gentleness, fire and strength, playfulness and sadness, care and courage. 

Here are some interesting characteristics about sheep (shared online by an animal organisation) that may speak to you and others who relate to this animal medicine at any time :)

-Sheep have extremely good memories. They can remember approximately 50 individuals (sheep and humans!) for years at a time.

-Sheep have been shown to display and recognise emotion by facial expressions with other sheep. Some are noticeable from their ears.

-When they experience stress or isolation, they show signs of depression similar to those that humans show by hanging their heads and avoiding positive actions.

-Sheep make different vocalisations to communicate with one another.

-Ewes (female sheep) are very caring mothers and have deep bonds with their lambs. Each mother can recognise her lambs by their bleats alone.

-About 8 per cent of domestic rams display preferences for other males as sexual partners.

-Sheep’s large rectangular pupils allow them to see approximately 270 degrees – that’s about 100 degrees more than humans. They can even see behind themselves without turning their heads.

-Sheep are extremely good swimmers and have been known to cross rivers and lakes to seek out better pastures.

-Sheep are very intelligent and have brain power equal to that of monkeys. They have been known to solve problems in order to reach better food sources. In 2004, sheep were documented rolling over cattle grids in order to get into gardens for grazing.

-Sick sheep seek out plants which make them feel better. They can detect what nutrients they are deficient in and can learn about which foods are beneficial or toxic by trying them.

Amazing messages!

Got to rush to work but looking forwards to reading how it feels...

with love x