Animals can’t tell us when they’re not feeling well or if something is wrong. And they are good at hiding their injuries and illnesses. But when you know them well enough, you can also see when something is off, even if you don’t know exactly what it is.
The past week or so I’ve noticed that Liam is walking slowly, almost as if his legs hurt. He’s the last to come out to graze and is often by himself.
The life span of sheep is about 10-12 years and Liam is seven years old. He’s always been in good health but I did notice he didn’t have as much wool, as usual, this year. His mother Suzy, who is about 9 years old, is still very healthy and growing as much wool as she ever has.
There’s nothing to do but keep an eye on Liam. Maybe whatever is bothering him will pass.