Sheep #1: It's time.
Sheep #2: It's really time.
Writer: Go away.
Sheep #3: Actually it's way past time.
Writer: Go far far away.
Sheep #1: (blares trumpet) Time to get to work! Time to press that nose to the grindstone!
Writer: That would leave a mark.
Sheep #2: We're not being literal.
Sheep #2: We know you've been on vacation. But remember "Time and the hour run through the roughest day".
Writer: Now you're quoting Shakespeare?
Sheep #1: Why not? We're learned.
Sheep #2: Don't judge us harshly just because we're sheep.
Sheep #3: We bite.
Writer: I thought you were meek.
Sheep #3: (snorts) Seriously?
Sheep #1: Remember "I wasted time and now doth time waste me".
Sheep #2: Richard II.
Sheep #3: Act 5, scene 5.
Writer: (quietly) Wow.
Sheep #1: Just get to work.
Sheep #2: We'll keep quoting all day if you don't.
Writer: Fine. "Courage and comfort, all shall yet go well."
Sheep #1: Hey.
Writer: You're not the only ones who went to school.
A special thank you goes out to Christine Hammar for telling me she loves my sheep pieces and reminding me she hadn't read one in a long time.