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photoblog image Sheep Saturday

Sheep Saturday

 

spotted in Giethoorn, NL - sadly, nobody is looking at me, a broad canal divided us. It was an awfully rainy afternoon, but the stoic, hardy sheep didn't care in any way.

 

Recently I read an article about "The therapy sheep who came to  tea" by Gabriella Bennett,  'The Times', 1st January 2020 (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-therapy-sheep-who-came-to-tea-vcrdj3gn0):

 

"First came cat cafés, in the pursuit of better mental health. Then it was the turn of labrador “therapets” trained to soothe the stress of university students and anxious travellers.

The latest craze to calm frayed nerves has led to millennials flocking to a farmhouse for tea in a field of sheep.

A woman offering guests the chance to attend a private tea party with her pet Herdwick sheep has experienced a boom in interest from those looking for a “meditative” experience."

 

A picture shows: "Beccy Routledge offers afternoon tea with her four pet Herdwick sheep at her house near Aberfoyle. Guests have not been put off by a lack of ovine table manners."
 

Sheep Saturday

 

spotted in Giethoorn, NL - sadly, nobody is looking at me, a broad canal divided us. It was an awfully rainy afternoon, but the stoic, hardy sheep didn't care in any way.

 

Recently I read an article about "The therapy sheep who came to  tea" by Gabriella Bennett,  'The Times', 1st January 2020 (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-therapy-sheep-who-came-to-tea-vcrdj3gn0):

 

"First came cat cafés, in the pursuit of better mental health. Then it was the turn of labrador “therapets” trained to soothe the stress of university students and anxious travellers.

The latest craze to calm frayed nerves has led to millennials flocking to a farmhouse for tea in a field of sheep.

A woman offering guests the chance to attend a private tea party with her pet Herdwick sheep has experienced a boom in interest from those looking for a “meditative” experience."

 

A picture shows: "Beccy Routledge offers afternoon tea with her four pet Herdwick sheep at her house near Aberfoyle. Guests have not been put off by a lack of ovine table manners."
 

comments (9)

J'aime le petit groupe à  l'avant.
Philine: Merci bien, Martine!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Feb 2020, 05:15
The priority seems to be food.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Feb 2020, 07:18
Do you think you would enjoy tea with sheep, Philine? I think Alan would love to
Philine: Yes, I would love, too. Many thanks,Lisl!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Feb 2020, 07:27
No question about it Philine, animals, especially pets, can be very theraputic
Philine: Ratty is surely very therapeutic, too. I can well understand. Many thanks, Chris!
I once had a cat sit on my lap at a pub where I was staying . It was quite happy to watch me eat my meal. The Landlady was horrified!
Philine: Oh, I can imagine this nice scene. Many thanks, Bill! Today we have fine, mild weather- spring seems to be nearing.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Feb 2020, 07:42
I usually have the same trouble as you with sheep not looking in my direction despite my best efforts to attract their attention. They seem to be more interested in either heading to the furthest corner of the field or else eating with head down. I love the idea of eating afternoon tea in a field with sheep. We have had a donkeys try to eat our cake when we have been sat outside a cafe in Beaulieu.
Philine: Oh, I recall the most sheep looking at you with great sympathy and interest. I think you own the special smell to attract them. Many thanks, Alan!
Many years ago when the children were young we stopped in a village in North Yorkshire to eat our picnic lunch and there was a considerable number of sheep wandering loose on the village green. As soon as we got our lunch out they gathered round and we couldn't get rid of them until we had finished eating smile
Philine: It was surely a plesasure for your chldren! Many thanks, Care!
I am in complete agreement with these theories.
Philine: Your cats are surely also therapeutic for you and your family. Many thanks, Care!
it's OK if they are too busy eating to look at you Philine... it seems that they spend most of their days grazing....petersmile

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