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(Telegraph)   Study finds that sheep suffering from separation anxienty cheer up when they see pictures of family. In other news, sheep suffer from separation anxiety   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 39
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2004-08-25 11:43:24 AM
Ahem.

Prof Kendrick has found that sheep, while apparently ruminating mindlessly, could be dwelling on long-absent flock mates, mothers or even shepherds.

The jokes the write themselves.
 
2004-08-25 11:53:23 AM
They're probably worrying about how long it'll be before the shepherd comes back.
 
2004-08-25 12:00:37 PM
In the study, Prof Kendrick and colleagues put sheep into a darkened barn on their own and showed them various faces, while recording their behaviour.

And so, Prof. Kendrick, what was the observed behaviour when you showed them your 'O' face?
 
2004-08-25 12:03:43 PM
Dose them up with Zoloft.
 
2004-08-25 12:15:18 PM
Bahhhhhhhh
 
2004-08-25 12:48:25 PM
In other news, scientists are using what funding they do have to study this and then complain about funding in general being hard to come by. Think I'm going to put in a request for funding so I can research rat farts versus food intake.
 
2004-08-25 01:44:09 PM
in a related story, kiwis whom suffer sexual deprivation become sexually aroused when shown pictures of the same sheep.

/or welsh
/or scots
 
2004-08-25 01:47:58 PM
... sheep suffer from separation anxiety

So do penguins.
 
2004-08-25 01:49:07 PM
Sheep lie...
 
2004-08-25 01:50:24 PM
Prof Kendrick has found that sheep, while apparently ruminating mindlessly, could be dwelling on long-absent flock mates, mothers or even shepherds.

Oh, Flossy, please forget about me. We're no good for each other. But we'll always have the memories of that tool shed.
 
2004-08-25 01:51:07 PM
"...but you fark one sheep up the arse, and they call you a sheepfarker."
 
2004-08-25 01:51:20 PM
If any of you sheep out there are feeling sad and you just want to talk or you need a shoulder to cry on, I'm here for you.
 
2004-08-25 01:56:58 PM
One more thing to worry about...
 
2004-08-25 01:58:55 PM
Shepherd - you owe me a new keyboard

I'm actually a reasonably normal dude, whatever that is. Not a peta member or even a vegetarian. But I have the sinking feeling that one day we are going to discover the depth of emotions that animals feel, and we are going to feel like schiat about it.
 
2004-08-25 02:00:41 PM
 
2004-08-25 02:01:08 PM
I like separating baby sheep from their legs, and then roasting them with dijon, garlic, and rosemary. Throw some potatoes in the pan...mmm...mmm...good.
 
2004-08-25 02:04:01 PM
one day, humans beings will realize that all animals on this planet (including themselves) are equally intelligent and capable of language, creative thought, love, fear, pain, sadness, joy, etc.
 
2004-08-25 02:08:12 PM
I think it's really cool that sheep can tell other sheep apart. I mean, I can't them apart.
 
2004-08-25 02:08:23 PM
RaoulDuke

One day, we'll even think that about you.
 
2004-08-25 02:09:09 PM
..... no we won't
 
2004-08-25 02:09:45 PM
RaoulDuke

'one day, humans beings will realize that all animals on this planet (including themselves) are equally intelligent and capable of language, creative thought, love, fear, pain, sadness, joy, etc.'

I always suspected that anyone who would join PETA was as dumb as a jackass. You're saying science will prove this?
 
2004-08-25 02:11:13 PM
I too become quite agitated when shown pictures of goat faces or triangles...
 
2004-08-25 02:12:21 PM
What creative thought is the fly annoyingly buzzing around my head having today?

'I want to eat shiat and then land on your sandwich!'

Oh, he'll be filled with deep sadness once he sees this rolled up newspaper.
 
2004-08-25 02:14:15 PM
Separation anxiety? I bet they are just concentrating so they can hear the sound of gum boots and zippers nehind them.
 
2004-08-25 02:15:54 PM
WARNING*****

Sheep can remember at least 50 sheep faces, even in profile. The animals can also remember 10 or more familiar human faces.

Always wear a mask.
 
2004-08-25 02:17:37 PM




Suck it wonderkitten.

 
Kiz
2004-08-25 02:23:43 PM
All pack or herd-based critters suffer from separation anxiety. It's what keeps them from wandering off on their own.
 
2004-08-25 02:52:23 PM
Ever been to a Mall? We're not much better.
 
2004-08-25 02:53:20 PM
All pack or herd-based critters suffer from separation anxiety.

Agreed. A lonely dog is a terrible thing.
 
2004-08-25 02:58:26 PM
Son of Thunder

Reminds me of a chilling quote from a major German poltical figure...

'A lonely dog is a terrible thing.'
-Adolph Hitler
 
2004-08-25 03:00:16 PM
one day, humans beings will realize that all animals on this planet (including themselves) are equally intelligent

How intelligent is a cow if it lets us keep it captive, kill it, and then eat it? I'm sorry but this is utter BS. Animals are dumb. Yes, they may have emotions and some level of intelligence but in the ways that we humans measure intelligence they ain't no Einsteins.

I love all animals. I eat meat and I occasionally feel bad about it. One day I'll probably end up turning into a tree-hugging vegan hippie. But not because I think animals are smart.
 
2004-08-25 03:09:01 PM
Jeffy Jeff

Fark is overrun with bloody nazis!

'I love all animals. I eat meat and I occasionally feel bad about it. One day I'll probably end up turning into a tree-hugging vegan hippie. But not because I think animals are smart.'
-Adolph Hitler
 
2004-08-25 03:09:50 PM
I just got back from having a nice big gyro for lunch. Gyro meat is ground lamb (baby sheep) so I'm glad I ate it quickly so it didn't feel separation anxiety from leaving the kitchen. Absolutely delicious.

Helpful tip - For that Push Back effect make sure to have your ewe on the edge of a cliff or embankment. You push, ewe pushes back.

Reminder - The loops in the tops of cowboy boots make handy holder/restraints for the sheep's legs.

When on the road and away from your sheep, always carry a spare.



Its All Good
 
2004-08-25 03:20:31 PM
 
2004-08-25 03:22:04 PM
You are one sick, twisted little monkey, BearToy.
 
2004-08-25 03:27:28 PM
http://www.woolisbaad.com/f-feelings.asp

The Babraham Institute? Did I take a wrong turn and end up in a Wayne's World sketch?

That PeTA activist chick is hot. She's totally hot. She's babe-alicious. She's babetastic. If she was a building, she'd be the Tower of Babal. If she was a science fiction TV show, she'd be Babe-alon Five. If she was a scientist, she'd work for the Babraham Institute.
 
2004-08-25 03:33:48 PM
How intelligent is a cow if it lets us keep it captive, kill it, and then eat it?

The smart ones move to India, genius.

In other news, does anyone else correlate triangles + goats with SATAN? Those are some weirdo scientsits.
 
2004-08-25 04:21:18 PM
As opposed to "hind legs in the wellies" anxiety.
 
2004-08-25 07:09:19 PM
I actually think some animals are really smart, from an evolutionary sense.
Take domesticated dogs and cats for example...
Somehow, they have evolved to be cute enough so that people will take them into their home and wait on them hand and foot (doggy day care anyone?)

My kittens lie around and play all day, while I slave away at work, then pay for their food, shots, etc. etc.
I wish I could find an animal to domesticate ME
 
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