Marcho’s new clothes

24 June 2016 | Blog

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Besides the 200 dogs, the Farm is also home to two pigs, 3 goats and a ram – our funny, crooked Marcho.

After a few failed attempts to have him shaved down, Marcho entered the hot days fully dressed. We had to urgently find someone who can really strip down a sheep, so we don’t have to put him through our own unprofessional grooming.

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Simeon is 11 years old. He is a student, he works hard at his family’s farm and he is also a winner at horseback-riding races.

He is a very serious and a very kind boy. Together with his brother and dad they are just finishing grooming their own herd and Simeon didn’t mind coming over to help Marcho as well.

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Today, Simeon came to the shelter at 10 o’clock, with two grooming shears, working pants and a smile. It took him about an hour to release Marcho from his fleece and he didn’t cut him even once!

Marcho was totally relaxed, Drago held him, Simo groomed him – he simply melted away.
We believe Marcho is the only gentle ram on the planet.

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The procedure was much more disturbing for Tsonka the goat. She is a friend of Marcho, they have always lived together, he is – so to speak – the chief in their herd of two.

So she spent the whole hour hanging off the fence, calling him, although he really did have a good time.

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Marcho! He looked so big, but he is actually quite a small ram!

Marcho came to the Farm as a young baby with a neurologic problem – you can see in his photos his head is always hanging to the side, he will stay this way forever. You can also see our keeper Drago handling him with a dog lead – we really doubt there is a kinder ram on our planet.

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Tsonka – finally at ease, checking the quality of Simeon’s work on Marcho (the inspection was successful). Marcho will finally be cool.

And to Simeon, we wish a big life, much happiness and great dreams to be achieved. He really impressed us, this little guy – so young, and yet so good with animals, with such a good approach.

24 June 2016 | Blog

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