Monday, August 10, 2009

Men v. Rams

Men (dads) are not sheep (dads). Not literally, anyway.

Based on a completely unscientific survey — based itself on one father's sleep-deprived memoir of his six and one-half years waiting for his son to sleep through the night, as well as the experience of one champion ram — it appears that sheep have a pretty good run, but not for very long. Memoir pop, Pete Nelson, has just about caught up on lost sleep and is beginning to feel frisky again about six years after his son, Jack, was born. On the other hand, Britain's most expensive ram Tophill Joe, having spent the last six years making googly eyes (and then following up with a bit more physicality) at ewes, has passed on to that grand stewpot in the sky ... or maybe closer to home.

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