Henry is a goose, but he would not agree, he is convinced he’s a sheep
… and then there is Henry and as far as Henry is concerned he is a sheep, he has never been in any doubt about it. You might think Henry is a goose, but he would not agree, he is convinced he’s a sheep, and he is quite hurt when we shear the sheep in the spring that we do not shear him too!
Henry came to us on the 14th of June 2000, with a pony that we had agreed to take in as the owner was moving and could no longer keep livestock. She explained about Henry when we agreed to take the pony and asked if we could take him too if we had sheep here that he could live with.
She had no idea why he thinks of himself as a sheep but said that he had always done so and it was impossible to re-home him with the rest of her poultry.
He has never shown the slightest interest in any of our poultry or in our pond though he does like a large basin of water to bathe in. He does not really understand why Lara, the ewe he lives with now, does not want to bathe in it too!