THE A TEAM
Last minute training for the Olympics stepped up to a new level recently in Azogires with a full turn out of the Alfa Sheep Shearing Team, (The A Team for short) I did say shearing ! (The other sheep sport is not yet suitable for the Olympics)
On a hot June day, 15 wooly and slightly bemused creatures, the sheep, were led to the chiken pen (also known as "Team Central" ) Minutes later 4 more wooly and even more bemused creatures were also led to the chicken pen, this was the mighty Alfa shearing team.
It's a well known fact that sheep do not like to be sheared. For some reason they dislike the idea of being dumped on their back and having three legs tied together. To avoid this ignominity, they tend to run away when it becomes their turn for a short back and sides. Under the hot midday sun wooly and bewildered creatures were seen running up and down the length and breadth of Team Central in obviously great distress,,,,,,,,,, trying to catch sheep !
Over the next few hours various sizes and shapes of sheep had their wool cut away, dosed with medicine and had their backs painted in Alfa Cafe colours. No reason for that, but Lucky thinks they look pretty in Blue and Yellow.
The 15 original victims were soon joined by several extras from friends and family who seemed to think that while you are at it you may as well do mine. At a crisis point in the proceedings two of the four shearing clippers fell to pieces, Tony, without adequate tools, went back to the Cafenion for a lie down but Diane sent for a pair of kitchen scissors and continued to hack at a
particularly docile ewe. What team spirit.
Ther day ended with only four serious injuries. The sheep had no wounds !