Coming up on Saturday is (Inter)National Hug A Sheep Day! It is scheduled annually on the fourth Saturday in October, but as the originator says, "every day is a good day to hug a sheep." The original date was associated with the birthday of "Punkin'," the first sheep owned by Ewen McTeagle, aka thecrazysheeplady, of Equinox Farms in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Events to celebrate Hug A Sheep Day now extend all over the world. My tie was a birthday present from Mallie Jay, and the document I got with the tie says that she is not a "black sheep" -- but she knows what sound they make!