Mary Hood is a lifetime resident in the
rolling hills of Central Texas.She has always
had a great love of animals of all kinds.Being
the wife of farmer and rancher, Charles Hood,
she has had the opportunity to care for all
kinds of livestock. On their ranch they keep a
running herd of 250 to 300 Dorper-cross sheep
that Mary plays a fulltime part in feeding, doc-
toring, and caring for. Every spring and fall lamb-
ing season she usually ends up with a small
group of "bottle" babies to feed. Naturally, they
become very special to her.
In all the daily feedings and handling of the
sheep, certain happenings and events give Mary
ideas that would make an interesting picture.
Having a little spare time while traveling with her
husband, Mary began sketching little scenes
that she had observed while watching the sheep.
In making the sketches, she tried to convey some
of the thoughts that might be in the mind of a
sheep instead of our human view. These sketches
have been formed into this book in the hope that
other people who love sheep can enjoy some of
the funny, heart warming , and daily events that
happen in the life of a sheep.