Tuesday, March 08, 2005

A Lamb of the Stage

Yittle Yam
Originally uploaded by Peacebang.
I went to see "Gypsy" last weekend at a local community theatre, and was just as charmed as everyone else when a real,live lamb was pushed onto the stage to appear in Louise's birthday scene. The lamb was wearing a diaper, and pulled at its harness and baaa'd plaintively throughout most of the song that was sung to it (appropriately called "Little Lamb" -- one of the dumbest, throw-away tunes of the musical theatre... clearly composed so that the leading lady could go make a costume change).

As it turns out, our little fleecy friend was obtained from a local slaughterhouse and was scheduled to be returned to it after the run of the show.

My heavens. Just because a guy makes a few mistakes on stage doesn't mean he ought to wind up on a plate with a side of mint jelly!

Peacebang took it upon herself to find a home for the little starlet, and is happy to tell you that he (or she) will be living at a farm very nearby, courtesy of some wonderful, warm-hearted neighbors. The lamb's new name, by the way, is "Little Compton."
But Peacebang will always think of him as "Gypsy."

You may make your Paschal lamb/Agnus Dei joke here.


Blogger Chalicechick said...

Lambs do grow up to be sheep.

Just sayin'


Blogger PeaceBang said...

For those who might be concerned... my neighbor and friend who is taking the lamb has already had sheep in the past (one particularly memorable fat character named Quince) and was just looking for an excuse to start getting a new flock together. Call her Not-So-Little Bo Peep.

Blogger Chalicechick said...

I didn't mean your friend wouldn't take care of it, I just meant that as adorable as lambs are, they do grow up to be large, smelly, stupid creatures.


Blogger jfield said...

Seems like a good time to plug The Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York and Orland, California.

And CC please. You don't like kids or cute animals? :)

Blogger Chalicechick said...

Let's not forget that I also hate Christmas.


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Blogger fausto said...

Why? Easter is all about lambs, but the sheep were left out in the fields to fend for themselves at Christmas.

Besides, Christmas is my birthday. And my brother's. And my plumber's, and his name is King (really!), and in our town he is regarded as a deity. It's bad luck to offend the town's only Toilet God. Especially in the season when the pipes are likely to freeze.

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