Two summers ago my husband and kids became really excited about the idea of having sheep. Our home is situated on ideal land for them. That was the only reason that I thought supported the idea, but their enthusiasm won over. One afternoon they brought home nine sheep, and the learning curve began.
The Bible speaks often of sheep, and we as Christians are referred to as sheep, with our Lord Jesus described as our shepherd. This never bothered me too much -- sheep are cute, peaceful creatures. But once I experienced sheep first-hand, I became uncomfortable being called one!
They are not smart!