Thursday, August 10, 2006

The boy's near-death experience

I'm only blogging about this because it's a nice change from blogging about The Little Madam and television, and because the boy is too lazy to update his own blog...

Something happened to him on his way to work yesterday - a sheep escaped from a nearby abatoir and ran straight into his car. He'd managed to swerve to avoid getting hoofed in the face, but his car has a nice big sheep-shaped dent in it though.

There was some mention of it in Stuff, but anyone expecting to see a mugshot of my man-about-the-house (me, for instance) would have been terribly disappointed. The article basically says there was a sheep limping about on the motorway with a broken leg, possibly caused by a run-in with a motorist. Not so much five minutes of fame, as five minutes more of utter invisibility.

One positive side effect of his facing possible death-by-woolliness, is that he was feeling pretty damned good for the rest of the day. I suppose being grateful for being alive can do that to a person.

6 comments:

Make Tea Not War said...

That is the sort of thing that will probably one day make a really funny story but which was probably quite frightening at the time.

And I can't help but feel for the sheep :( I hate going through the gorge. I think the abbatoir gives the whole place a nasty vibe.

Violet said...

I always feel for the sheep too. I wish he'd gotten away to freedom and was now living on some grassy hill on the outskirts of the city.

Anonymous said...

That was a close shave!

happy and blue 2 said...

Glad no one was hurt. Well except for the sheep and the car. And your husbands sense of safety driving on the road..

Beth said...

Just popped on before I set off for Cornwall to wish TLM/Baby a very happy 1st birthday for tomorrow. I hope you have a fantastic day. The Boy must've been a bit shaken up by the sheep incident!
:-)

Violet said...

The boy is still smarting over the incident I think, because today I dressed TLM in a cute fleecey sweater with sheep on it - and he was quite put out!