Saturday, November 21, 2009

Royal Winter Fairy Tales

Max the Mutt paid an annual visit to the Royal Winter Fair. I discovered too late that the official name is Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which spoiled part of the fun. It is an exhibition of live stock and everything associated, and, yes, that is sheep and horses and cows and, most exotic, a lama and, no, I don't think it was the dalai variety.

What made my day was the fact that freshly shaven sheep were protected against the cold by a funny one-size-fits-all hooded suit, with big holes for eyes, ears and nose. The hood made them look like the good old-fashioned executioner, which gave them an evil look and feel. These creepy creature really looked like sheep in wolfskin...