Nick Boing - An Unusual Pet With An Unusual Name


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What happens when an animal can't get along with his own kind - Well he moves in with some kind humans and becomes a pet - At least that's what happened to this little lamb - Meet Nick Boing, an unusual pet with an unusual name.

Nick's story began about three years ago when his owner David Palmer and his family were visiting the Goldcliff Nature Reserve in Newport, England.

They stumbled upon a newborn lamb bleating in the reserve's tall grass. They picked it up and tried to leave it at a nearby farm - However, the lamb refused to go and kept following the Palmer family around until they decided to take him home.

Once home, they fed him with a baby bottle and within an hour the little lamb started running around like he belonged there. After that, there was no going back! Though the Palmers tried to take the lamb back to a farm twice, he refused to settle down with the other sheep. They finally gave up and decided to just keep him.

Now three years later, Nick Boing, who got his name because he was so 'bouncy', weighs over 220 lbs and lives a comfortable life in a village in Cardiff, UK. He spends his days sitting near the front door, watching the world go by, and nights on the family sofa watching television. He has his own 'mansion' complete with carpet and windows in the yard, but only goes there reluctantly when pushed out at night and that too after a special treat.

Just like a normal pet, Nick goes for walks and on trips in the car. He even visits the local schools and serves as a mascot for David's son's rugby team. Nick loves to graze on the hedge and flowers in Mr. Palmer's yard. He also knows which neighborhood gardens he can visit if he feels like grazing more. His most favorite plant is a rose bush, which he'll eat right down to the roots.

Mr. Palmer, who dotes on his unusual pet, believe Nick is much smarter then the average sheep. He loves to give him baths and once a year, spends five hours shearing Nick with scissors.

We think Nick has a better life than most of us do. What do you think? Be sure to add your comments below.

Source:, DailyMail.Co.Uk, Telegraph.Co.Uk.

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  • Smoky 555about 3 years
    This is cool
    • cowsrgreat
      cowsrgreatover 3 years
      I want to be that sheep. SPECIAL TREATMENT ALERT.
      • ESKIITTTTalmost 4 years
        me too
        • supalmost 4 years
          i love this website
          • Natalia over 4 years
            I love goats especially fainting goats if you clap real loud they will fall over and past out.
            • Monicaover 6 years
              • Monicaover 6 years
                So cute !! This little guy must feel right at home
                • sheepalmost 7 years
                  • tmntlover1
                    tmntlover1almost 7 years
                    So I asked my mom if I could have a pet goat she said no but then I showed her this she STILL said no I just don't get it
                    • swaagerabout 8 years
                      its big awesome