Unlikely friends

Baa, baa, baa-rk: This sheep thinks he's a dog

Sep. 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM ET

Somebody pulled the wool over this sheep's eyes: He thinks he's a sheepdog!

SWNS.com /
Jack the sheep and Jessie the springer spaniel are inseparable -- because Jack thinks he's a dog, not a sheep.

The sheep's name is Jack, and it's not his fault he's confused. Alison Sinstadt and her partner Simon Sherwin, who have a farm in Shropshire, England, brought him indoors when he was just a wee lamb because he was quite small. They raised him with their springer spaniel Jessie, and now Jack is so convinced that he's a dog too that he fetches sticks, walks on a leash, and even tries to bark (though it comes out more of a baa-rk).

SWNS /
Jack the sheep is so convinced he's a dog that he nudges his owner until she puts him on a leash.

And putting the 6-month-old ovine in a field with his own flock doesn't help a bit: he just tries to herd them. It's positively unherd-of!

SWNS /
Alison Sinstadt raised Jessie the dog and Jack the sheep together on her farm in England.
TOP