If you haven”t heard of the Missed Connections section on Craigslist before, it”s a page of the site solely dedicated to helping people find strangers they encountered, but never got the chance to officially meet. Some are sweet and others are wildly creepy. The point, though, is to help people find each other.
And when a sheep was discovered wandering around in a cute Christmas jumper, we just knew that a missed connections page was the best way to help him find love…happiness…and joy:
You: A sheep wearing a festive holiday sweater.
Me: Just a regular guy who didn”t realize he was missing out on the best sheep friend a person could have.
Where: You were wandering the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, trotting proud, without a hint of sheepishness. (That one”s for you.)
I thought it would just be another normal day for me: get up, shower, go to work – but then I saw you.
You were the most precious sheep I”d ever seen in my whole life. I didn”t even know I”d been searching for you until the moment I saw you, and that”s when it became so clear that you were the only sheep friend for me.
What really caught my eye was the irony of your sweater – the paw prints clearly belonging to a cat or a dog – yet there you were, a sheep in a cat”s holiday sweater.
Also, you”re a sheep wearing a sweater. Aren”t you already MADE of sweater? Don”t you grow wool from your own body? Silly sheep. I knew we would be best of friends.
To top it off, your sweater doesn”t even look like it”s made of wool.
It looked like some kind of synthetic acrylic material. I get it, it was a silent protest against people using your wool. You”re so smart.
Peeling back your layers of irony is like opening one of those Russian Nesting Dolls.
Update: I”m saddened and overjoyed at the same time! I now know your name. Gage – what a wonderful name. You”ve been reunited with your human companion, Margaret Vazquez. She”s a very lucky lady, and while I”m glad that you two will be able to continue your borderline-ridiculous-yet-absolutely-adorable dress-up rituals, I”m disappointed that I won”t be able to get to know you.
Best of luck, Gage and Margaret!