We interrupt the regularly scheduled program for this emergency alert: Lamb is Lost.
Last seen approximately 2 weeks ago, she disappeared about the same time as ‘Possum. Authorities initially suspected the two had run off together, shunned from their community because of the tabu associated with inter-species couples, especially one with such size disparity.
However, ‘Possum was recently located hiding out in a dark, secluded spot under the sofa. While it appears ‘Possum may have suffered from anxiety related to the recent introduction of Big Dog into the family, he otherwise was unharmed. Upon being selected for the morning walk earlier today, ‘Possum appears to have fully recovered.
Lamb, however, remains at large.
The once-favorite of Tisen, Lamb was accustomed to being selected for walks, a top honor, at least once each day. However, the introduction of ‘Possum, followed by Baby Beaver, Lion, and most recently, Big Dog, greatly reduced Lamb’s popularity.
It’s unclear whether Lamb became disgruntled with her reduced status prior to her disappearance. All members of the community have been questioned, but all refuse to talk.
Lamb’s general willingness to squeak with only the slightest pressure from Tisen, along with her soft wool providing significant comfort advantages for Tisen when carrying her in his mouth, Lamb quickly achieved Top Dog status.
Additionally, Lamb never embarrassed Tisen by hanging in an unseemly fashion from his mouth, dragging on the ground or tripping Tisen. Although Red Dog and Squirrel were previously banished for such offenses, Tisen continues to select ‘Possum and Mr. Beaver for walks even though they are occasionally guilty of poor form. Similarly, Tisen continues to attempt to walk Big Dog, but Tisen’s parents thwart each attempt.
In spite of Lamb’s superior aptitude for fitting in Tisen’s mouth and squeaking, she had begun to look unkempt. She was described by one witness as “having crusty spots with pieces of mulch stuck in them.” Authorities suspect that Lamb was suffering from some level of neglect and may have fallen into a deep depression, preventing her from grooming properly.
It’s possible the disappearance of ‘Possum preceded Lamb’s, contributing to Lamb’s depression. The two were often seen together and some witnesses imply they may have had an “unnatural” relationship. These rumors were what originally led authorities to suspect an illicit affair.
Others speculate that this is a sick ploy on the part of Lamb to demonstrate to Tisen just how important she is. Lamb may have gambled that Tisen would be so distraught without her that, upon her return, she would be his favorite once more. If this really is Lamb’s intention, she may find it back-fired upon her return.
Rather than moping and looking for Lamb, Tisen is content to carry ‘Possum, Lion, Minnie, Baby Beaver, and Mr. Beaver in her place. It’s unclear that Tisen has even noticed her disappearance.
If you see Lamb or anyone who closely resembles her, please comment below. We need to find this lost lamb before Tisen completely forgets her.