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Although saddened to tell our customer that no one will deliver sheep on Thanksgiving, we found time to pen a note of remorse through our tears.

A Sheep for the Holidays

From: Wendi XXXXXXX <>
Date: November 20, 2012 9:30:08 PM CST
Subject: Overnight shipping?

Can we get overnight shipping to be delivered Thanksgiving day? If so, how much is overnight shipping?

From: Al Ranchhand <>
Date: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM
To: Wendi XXXXXXX <>
Subject: Re: Overnight shipping?

Hi Wendi,

Unfortunately I cannot accommodate your immediate request for a sheep on the holiday. Instead, I would advise a delicious bird of some sort. I hear turkeys are nice. They also have a spacious cavity to put delicious stuffing into. Our sheep’s cavity would hardly hold any stuffing at all. That would ruin your midnight stroll to the refrigerator, fork in hand, trying to make yourself believe that one bite would satisfy that yearly leftover urge. But if you’re anything like me, that only ends with a half pint of stuffing in the belly before realizing you can only be satiated by a delicious mashed potato, cranberry and turkey sandwich. It is then, and only then, that you can truly enjoy the guilt of the holiday before quietly passing out.


Then there’s the morning stuffing meal. I chop an onion into a well-oiled cast iron pan, and cook until soft. Then press a nest of stuffing on top and crack a few eggs in the center. Then put some tin foil on top and throw the pan into the oven until the eggs are medium-hard. It’s astounding. Hopefully this recipe may even make up for your lack of sheep tomorrow… or the sheep’s cavity for that matter. Actually, I’ll be able to send you the space inside the cavity free of charge.


Did you know that there were inflatable sheep given as gifts to the pilgrims at our great nation’s first Thanksgiving? Chief Many Big Lungs gave each and every puritan a sheep to celebrate the harvest season. Each sheep was stuffed to the gills with gourds, maze, what have you, and used as center pieces for the feast.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful and fun filled Thanksgiving.

Al Ranchhand

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