Recently, I was shopping for a rug for a client's daughter and came across this fun, watercolor, sheepskin rug by AELFIE out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It reminded me of a trip that I made last year with my husband on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry Ireland, where these particular painted sheep kept us company while hiking Mt. Brandon. The dyeing or pearl dip of the sheep is for tracking and is also used as a way to tell when a ram mounts an ewe.
Clearly, Ireland sheep live the good life.