Shrek Died

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Thousand Hills, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Thousand Hills

    Thousand Hills
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    4
    Since Salty's thread about Fluffy was closed for some unknown reason, I'm forced to start a new thread to share the sad news about Shrek...

    New Zealanders were mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep Tuesday, a shaggy national icon named Shrek who was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/06/07/nz-mourns-death-shrek-famously-shaggy-sheep/?test=faces

    Seems Shrek lived quite a life, and had quite an impact:

    In a country where sheep outnumber people by nearly 10 to one, Shrek's story of stubbornness and guile appealed to many. After his capture, Shrek was shorn on live TV in a broadcast that was picked up around the world. His story inspired three books.

    "He was quite an elderly statesman," said owner John Perriam. "He taught us a lot."

    Until becoming sick three weeks ago, Shrek toured the country, commanding $16,000 for appearances and getting the star treatment wherever he went. In one appearance, Shrek was shorn atop a large iceberg that was floating near the South Island coast.
     
  2. Gina B

    Gina B
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    1
    He was one woolly critter! How adorable. I'm glad he had a good life though.
     
  3. Arbo

    Arbo
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,942
    Likes Received:
    1
    Any guesses how valuable a sweater made from his wool would be? After all, artists' works go up in price after they die, right?
     

Share This Page

Loading...