after several terribly hot and humid days, spent ferrying ice and frozen water bottles out to lucius several times a day, in an effort to keep the poor bun cool, i finally relented and cut all his gorgeous fiber off.
poor baby – isn’t that the most pathetic thing you’ve ever seen? he’s so tiny underneath all that fluff! he was a good boy during the shearing – i did it with scissors and over a couple days to reduce the stress of me trying to get him into convenient shearing positions. i know, it feels like a crime, butchering that beautiful coat, but let me tell you – it’s easier to shear a sheep close to the skin than it is to cut off angora fluff with scissors in any way that’s not a complete hatchet job.
LB is much happier now, though, and back to his usual perky self. he wanted me to get a pic of his other side too, please.